I got tons of really constructive ones, I appreciate those people who participated.
People pay for critiques
Last year I took a public speaking class to prepare for a 1 hour talk at Joel Christopher’s seminar. Because honestly, I’m an introvert, well I was an introvert :-)
The first few days were not hard, they were just speaking exercises, intonations and other stuff. But as we progress, it gets more “heart pounding”.
Seriously, it took the crap out of us.
Around the 2nd week of the class, we started to do VTR’s. They’d ask us impromptu on stage about all sorts of questions and record it with a video cam. Then they’ll “humiliate” (sort of) us when they play it right after we speak and critique it. It’s VERY awkward and I always think of myself looking funny.
We were already there, we paid for it. So no turning back now.
But that wasn’t all, the 3rd week, we were asked impromptu questions AND critiqued on stage! It sucks big time. One of my classmates got so shaky that she crumpled her notes while speaking!
Those moments changed us. We did it the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time and as we go on, we felt more comfortable on stage and because of those critiques, we were able to get rid of our bad habits in a flash. Like literally.
It takes a lot of guts
Getting critiqued takes a lot of guts. Actually, I expected more “hardcore” critiques from you but I appreciate you guys being constructive :-)
Now for the winnerSSS
Ok that’s too much S.
Well when I started the mini contest I only offered to award one person, but since I found some pretty good ones, everyone who participated will get a “consolation” prize – my upcoming Google optimization book, Feed Kid Google.
And last but not the least, the winner of the UBT $97 package…
Static! Static’s critiques were very thorough and he’s covered every point I mentioned. Appreciate it.
For the people who participated and to Static, just email me at [email protected] with the subject line “I PARTICIPATED” and I will list you when I’m finished with Feed Kid Google.