A Table Topic is shorter than a normal Prepared Speech, so a Table Topics Evaluation should be correspondingly briefer for each speaker than a Prepared Speech Evaluation. In other respects, the same guidelines for Evaluating a Prepared Speech apply.
A suitable Table Topics Evaluation routine for each Speaker is a ‘mini-sandwich’ as follows:
– one commendation;
– one recommendation;
– one commendation.
Bear in mind that some members, particularly newer ones, find it much more difficult to give an impromptu speech than a prepared one. So you need to be extra-sensitive. For example, a nervous Topics Speaker who can barely stand up will be disheartened to hear a detailed thesis on displaying better body language.