Evaluation Maven Manifesto Project
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Over the next few months we will be producing and releasing:

1 - The Evaluation Maven Manifesto 3.0
2 - 30 videos explaining many aspects of accelerated speaker development
3 - A two hour speaker development online workshop based on the Evaluation Maven Manifesto 3.0
4 - Translations of the Evaluation Maven Manifesto 3.0 into six languages (Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish)
5 - A 'How To' guide for starting speaker development groups
6 - A new website - the EMM Project - to support the entire effort

.....all free to the world.
Evaluation Maven Manifesto 2.0
What you will learn/gain from reading this Book

The real value of Evaluations - for You, the Speaker and the Audience
To appreciate the vast tapestry of elements to evaluate
The Three Levels of Listening and how to Actively Listen at Level Three
How to construct a Superb Speech Evaluation
How to effectively use different Evaluations techniques
When to most effectively use each evaluation technique
How to effectively conduct Team Evaluations
How to enhance Evaluations using Audio and Video camera technology
Effective strategies for winning Speech Evaluation contests
Four types of speech structures and how to evaluate them

The Back Story
In early 2011 I decided to enter the Toastmasters International Speech contest. I wrote my speech the morning of the contest and read most of it during the contest. Actually to say it was a contest is not quite accurate - I was the only contestant!

One of the clubs seasoned Toastmasters delivered a very encouraging evaluation and then facilitated a 20 minute group evaluation. Working with all the feedback I received I went on to win at the Area and Division levels and competed at the District (all of British Columbia) level.

To see first-hand how thoughtful and insightful feedback had helped me take what I had written and hone it into a winning speech fascinated me. In order to uncover and understand the value of feedback I started to research and write about it. I discovered that there is a community of people who share their thoughts and evaluation techniques on-line but there was no comprehensive resource available.

The Evaluation Maven Manifesto is my contribution back to this community.

As far as I can tell there is currently no other on-line resource as comprehensive as the Evaluation Maven Manifesto. If you know of one please email me. Thanks.

Click on the Language to Download the PDF file.
Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish versions will be available as they are translated.

Total Downloads = 59105
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Worksheets for each of the Evaluation Techniques
Total Worksheet Downloads = 39285
ANSVA (Attention, Need, Solution, Visualization, Action)
History: Developed by Rodney Denno in response to a need to evaluate persuasive speeches, advertisements, TV and radio commercials that are constructed using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. English 12374
COD (Content, Organization, Delivery)
History: Widely used to look specificly at Content, Organization and Delivery. When the speaker wants feedback on the effectiveness of the speech content and organization and the speaker’s delivery English 4187
FLOW (Introduction, Body, Conclusion)
History: Named by Rodney Denno to convey that the flow of a speech is an important part of its overall effectiveness. When the speaker wants feedback regarding what aspects of the speech and its delivery contribute to maintaining or building momentum and which apects disipate that momentum.  How did the speech flow from the opening phrase to its closing words? English 3950
GIFT (Good, Inform, Fine-Tune, Thank)
History: Widely used to provide feedback to when the speech and speaker are exceptional and deserve to have their strong points emphasized in addition to some suggestions for fine tuning the speech or its delivery.  This technique can be used when the speaker is more sensitive to negative feedback and needs lots of positive encouragement.  Focus more attention on the strengths of the speech and speaker while also providing constructive feedback on specific suggestions for improvement. English 2503
GLOVE (Gestures, Language, Organization, Voice, Enthusiasm)
History: Widely used to provide specific feedback when some, or all five, of these areas need improvement. English 5035
HSF (Heard, Saw, Felt)
History: Widely used to provide feedback regarding sensory(eyes, ears) and emotional(feeling) content. English 2751
PIES (Positives, Improvements, Encouragement, Summary)
History: Widely used to provide feedback in a modified SANDWICH form with a summary. English 2723
POSE (Positives, Objectives, Suggestions, Encouragement)
History: Widely used to provide feedback when the speech objectives are clear and the speaker wants the evaluation centred on the objectives. Objectives can come from the speakers personal objectives for the speech or from a speech manual such as those provided by Toastmasters for each of its manual speeches. English 2246
SANDWICH (Positive, Improvement, Positive)
History: Widely used ever since nice people have been around.
Beginners: very useful if you are learning how to evaluate
Advanced: use the sandwich structure to envelope your entire evaluation speech
English 3516
Toastmaster Magazine Articles on Speech Evaluations
Total Article Downlods = 14608
The Virtues of Evaluations (January 2017) PDF
If you truly want to become a better speaker, become a good evaluator. -- MIKE STORKEY (2016 - 2017 TI President)
The Toastmaster Whisperer (January 2017) PDF
The best evaluators know which comments should be shared privately.
An Evaluators Recipe (August 2014) PDF
Mix these 11 ingredients to produce a savory speech.
The Importance of Evaluation (August 2014) PDF
It's what makes our education program unique. -- By DANIEL REX (TI CEO)
Round Robin Evaluations (September 2013) PDF
Group evaluation method - each member is invited to offer brief comments.
The Scrupulous Sandwich Approach (June 2012) PDF
Takes the Sandwich Evaluation Technique a step further by adding a "Ziploc bag", "condiments" and a "curly toothpick."
Evaluations Make An Impact (June 2012) PDF
Sometimes feedback may be more valuable than you know. It may change a life.
Noteworthy Points On Evaluating (June 2012) PDF
Points on how to deliver a speech evaluation without using notes.

Interview with Rodney Denno
October 2013 - PDF

Samples of Workshop Promotion:
October 2013 - Richmond, BC, Canada PDF
February 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada PDF

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