In short, the General Evaluator evaluates everything that takes place during the club meeting and presents his findings in a 3 to 5 mins report at the end.

Before the meeting

The General Evaluator will

  • arrive early,
  • check with the Toastmaster of the Evening to see if there are any changes,
  • make sure that all evaluation roles are filled and evaluators have the right speaker's or leader's manual, know about their supporting role to help speakers improve,
  • contact the Vice President of Education if there are evaluators missing.

During the meeting

The General Evaluator will now take notes on everything that takes place and might be worth mentioning in the report:

  • What is done well?
  • What could need improvement?
  • Were there distractions that could be avoided?
  • Did the meeting and its sections begin and end on time?
  • What about the quality of the evaluations? Where they helpful and motivating to do better next time?

Evaluation of the prepared and Table Topics speakers is the task of the individual evaluators, but the General Evaluator may want to point out some things not mentioned before or what he or she sees differently.

At the end of the meeting, the General Evaluator gives his report.

More information

More information on the General Evaluator role can be found here: