We are now in the throes of contest season at Toastmasters. My first recommendation when entering the evaluation contest is to get a copy of the judging criteria and study it. How can you be expected to meet the judges expectations if you don’t know what they are?
The second recommendation I make is to check out Andrew Dlugan’s excellent series on speech evaluations. He even gives pointers on winning the evaluation contest.
Now go and give the contests your best shot!
I don’t know who the author is, but his advice is good and his link to the judging criteria is appreciated.