Do You Ask For Feedback?

On October 4th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Practicing your presentation skills in the Speaker’s Lab at National Speakers Association – Arizona Chapter is an amazing experience. You choose a piece of your presentation, whether it’s the opening, closing, key point, or your signature story, and present it before a group of other speakers. They give you valuable written and verbal feedback.

Some points to ponder:

  • Perception is vital. It’s not what you said or did that is most important; it’s how well your audience understood what you meant to convey.
  • All feedback is good. Even “negative” comments let you know what didn’t work and where you have room for improvement.
  • When you get feedback and restructure weak areas, your presentation will be even more powerful! Isn’t that what we all want?

The next time you do any kind of a presentation, whether it is leading a team meeting or doing a formal presentation, ask someone you know and trust to give you specific feedback: what worked and what didn’t work. It will help you grow!

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One Response to Do You Ask For Feedback?
  1. Having clients walk in with their relatives and friends to introduce me to them. They usually have their tax or bookkeeping needs in their hands and leave them behind. Having clients include me in three way conference calls with potential new clients. Having new clients contact me stating that so and so referred me. Having someone from the East coast call me because they know someone that trusts me. the one time I did a mailer survey of clients I had no truly negative responses including comparing me to the previous accountant/tax preparer. In a business where tips are not expected having clients drop in at Christmas with a stipend or present and a thank you for the service they received over the years.


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