Evaluation is necessary for improvement. It is also a natural inclination of humanity to discern and interpret (i.e. evaluate) all aspects of communication. This is because evaluation is the means by which we understand what we understand. In her speech on how to give an evaluation, Jennifer explains how to use the W.I.S.E.
Goals and dreams are not merely wishful thinking. They provide direction in life, a map for prioritizing time, and a tangible mile marker for both where we are in life and where we hope to end up. Goals are the GPS so that we don't "live lives of quiet desperation" and dreams are the fuel that prevent us from "dying with the song still in us."
Mindset is a major part of every struggle and every victory. As Toastmaster, Jennifer reminded every person to (re)set his/her mindset at the beginning of each day. Using Hal Elrod's acronym SAVERS, Jennifer provided a heuristic for beginner every day with structure, poise, and purpose.
It was November 5th, 1977... This is how Bob began his speech, recalling a day that is indelibly embedded upon his memory - the day that he gave the keynote address to a group of men and women who would soon become citizens of the United States of America.
Life is a melding of joy, opportunity, and stress. In the spirit of life, Darnell, Sherry, Bob, and Abdul remind us all of these different ingredients.
Darnell provides valuable insights concerning how to influence people, sprinkling these six insights throughout the meeting as the Toastmaster for the evening.