Here are the evaluation contest winners, along with the test speech they were reacting to from Domenic Caliola.
Each of the contestants had already won contests at increasing levels of competition — club, area, and division — before getting the district level. The district’s 2019 annual conference also featured contests for Humorous Speech, Table Topics (impromptu speaking) and the International Speech Contest.
Speech evaluations are one of the most important parts of the Toastmasters program, giving speakers immediate feedback on what they did well and what they could have done better. The evaluation contest recognizes skill of giving productive feedback that even experienced speakers can benefit from.
David F. Carr, DTM, is the District Webmaster for 2019-2020, a Past President and VPE of Club Awesome in Coral Springs, FL, the Charter President and current Treasurer of Online Presenters Toastmasters, and the organizer of the WordPress for Toastmasters open source software project.
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