Evaluation is a core element in Toastmasters learning. Members learn and improve from feedback given by fellow members. Giving evaluation also benefits the evaluators in learning how to give comments in a constructive way. In this club meeting, we had an award-winning speaker, Nanna Man, to share her insights in evaluation.
Nanna said that even a novice speaker could be an evaluator and we could evaluate a speech in three levels.
Level 1: Evaluate according to the speech project objectives, comment on both content and delivery and sandwich good points and room for improvement.
Level 2: Tell how you feel about the speech, give reasons and then suggestions
Level 3: Comment from your own perspective as an individual
Nanna’s approach is direct and effective. The evaluators in the meeting applied these techniques in their evaluations effectively. Both novice and experienced members benefited a lot from Nanna’s workshop. Thank you, Nanna.
2015 Christmas Murder Mystery dinner was an extraordinarily wonderful party. It was the very time in KTM history hosting a Christmas party with other clubs and there were not just one club but two! They were two of the best clubs in town –
TGIT (an advanced club) and Wayfoong Toastmasters Club (a corporate club).
The event has drawn a total of 61 participants! Full house!!! More than 20 members from the 3 clubs formed the amazing acting crew. Their creativity and impromptu acting skills rocked the stage. With the extremely hard-working and thoughtful organizing team, the party successfully brought a memorable, entertaining and joyful Christmas to all the members and guests.
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Regular Meeting on 14th Oct 2015 all came with a sudden bombarding of humorous sayings one after the other, strung up together to form a bout of rain rolling down upon us. We felt the raindrops. We felt the hearty laughs.
‘The more you are surrounded by mobile phones, the more you get used to them and the more you will soon get fed up with them. Walk on. Walk on. You will never walk alone. And the twist —–, by Molly: Walk on. Walk on to the Jockey Club. You will never win’ were words of wonder highlighting the evening. Of course, raindrops kept falling on our head. We got wet and we got drunk in the laughing sounds, feeble, soft down into everyone’s minds.
Meeting started with the President’s stimulation, followed by MC Molly’s agitation, Speakers’ wonderful performance around the theme: Without Mobile Phone and finally spiced up by Dave Cheung’s breaking tradition Workshop on Vocal Variety: free hand- writing scripts, free transition process.
Dave’s eloquence in English, in-born skill of sounds mimicking and sense of humor together made him all successful in bringing the gist of vocal variety to the audience, freeing oneself like a horse galloping in a vast green pasture.
‘Stay tuned to the upcoming great events of KTM and enjoy this rest of the wonderful evening,’ rounded up by our lovely President.
The KTM In-house Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation Contests came to an end last Wednesday. All contestants had amazing performance on stage. Continuous laughter was all over the room during the Humorous Speech Contest whereas quality feedbacks were given during the Speech Evaluation Contest. We were very happy to see that all audience, members and guests, enjoyed the evening so much.
There’s no doubt that lots of time and effort is needed to prepare such a big scale of contests. Recruiting judges, contestants and facilitators, inviting demo speaker, designing promotional posters, printing certificates, ordering medals, and so on. It’s certainly not an easy task but everything is possible as long as you put time and energy onto what you want to achieve. And of course, collaborative effort as well. With the help and support from KTM members, the contests were held successfully.
Special thanks should be given to the Contest Chair, Mr Eric Suen, and the MC, Ms Venus Hui for their time and effort on preparation and their outstanding performance throughout the contests. Without the hard work of all the facilitators, the contests would not have been so efficient and organized. Let’s give another big round of applause to each and every one of them.
In-house contests are a stepping-stone for all members to move forwards in toastmasters’ journey. The champion and the first runner-up will represent the club to join the upcoming area contests. Let’s take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and wish them all the best in the coming contests.
Results are as follows:
Humourous Speech Contest
Champion: Susanna Wong
1st runner-up: Leo Lo
2nd runner-up: Alex Mok
Speech Evaluation Contest
Champion: Alex Mok
1st runner-up: Nanna Man
2nd runner-up: Susanna Wong