OSWEGO, NY – On Tuesday, Area 19 Governor Dan Ferens, DTM, presented George A. Reed, DTM his second place trophy for the Area 19 Speech Contest at the Port City Toastmasters Club meeting held at the Newman Center.
The designation of DTM stands for Distinguished Toastmaster and is the highest award earned by a member of Toastmasters.
George represented Port City at Area 19th Speech Contest held on September 25 in Liverpool.
The Evaluation Contest requires listening to a speech presented by a Toastmaster and then evaluating it.
Evaluating a speech is a skill learned by Toastmasters.
A good evaluation is not just criticism.
Toastmasters give both positive comments and suggestions for improvement.
It is designed to encourage the speaker to improve his presentation skills.