On Saturday Brighton & Hove Speakers Hosted the Area 55 Contest. The event went off without a hitch and we can congratulate Kate from Lewes Speakers for winning The International Speech Contest, Clare from Eastbourne Speakers for winning the Evaluation Contest, Al from Battle for second place in the Speech Contest, Pat from Brighton for second place in the the Evaluation Contest.
Thanks also to Gordon and Andy who presented an excellent workshop on the difference between Evaluating and Judging. This comprised viewing videos of district and world level speakers after which Gordon and Andy facilitated discussions.
My very quick précis is that, when evaluating, we need to remember to communicate to the speaker (and the audience) our thoughts about the speech and how the speaker met the criteria for the specific speech whereas with judging there is no need to communicate and we are looking at all aspects of the speech.
Thanks to Jim for presenting his Target Speech for evaluation and special thanks to Dan for filling in after the target speech with a fantastic comedy routine which brought some variety to the day.
Next meeting is THIS WEEK on Wednesday 29th March 2017.