The Feedback Form
My daughter tells me that I often see what is wrong with something before I can see what is right, ouch, right!!
Teenagers will really give you the reality check you didn’t ask for, won’t they! But, I welcome her feedback.
I have to give and receive evaluations all the time and I would not like someone to think that I go out of my way to find fault, it’s just that good feedback only helps you to get better so, I work at it.
When joining Toastmasters, I didn’t realize how much feedback I would be receiving. Turns out 1/3 of the meeting is about evaluations!!!
How else does one improve?
I learned that there is a form to the Toastmaster’s feedback.
First thing is first: what were your speech objectives and, did you reach them.
Then, the speech delivery: was it structured? were you engaging?
What about the content. Did it have substance? Did you use good vocabulary?
Toastmasters is serious business!
I remember delivering a speech that I thought was a real codon blue and a peer encouraging me to work on my conclusions. Or another one that I did pretty much off the cuff and, the critique came that it lacked structure. I’ve been told to use my space more and to be mindful of distracting props.
All things that I apply when I do a presentation or even, when I hosted my son and daughter in laws’ baby shower.
I’ve also been told that I’m a pretty good orator and even a delight to listen to 😊… I’ll let you be the judge!
Please join us this Thursday, November 16th at 7pm. I’ll be delivering my first speech in a long time.
See you at Toastmasters!