As a beginner when it comes to your presentation skills, one of the scariest things I'm imagining for you is asking people for feedback. What if they think I'm horrible? What do they think I look stupid or nervous or scared. I understand that. But feedback is so helpful to you. And it will reduce your nerves when it comes to giving the big presentation because you've already gotten feedback before that.
The reason so many people go from beginner, when it comes to the presentation skills to great, it's not that they were born with any unique talents. There's no silver tongue that you're born with or that you can get. It's just learned behavior by getting feedback. And if you get enough feedback, and then you adjust to it and you learn from it, you can get your presentation skills to the point where they improve and improve and improve, but there's a certain way of doing it. Now in a moment, if you haven't received it already, you're gonna be asked for feedback from you debate on this course. And I do want you to give feedback because even though I've given thousands of speeches, I'm still trying to improve.
Even though I have advanced courses on public speaking on you, to me and more than 100 communication courses, I'm still trying to improve. So I want to hear from you, your feedback so far on what you like of this course of what you think of it. Now you to me is going to ask you to rate it. There's a one to five star rating system. If you think this course is great, by all means, go ahead and rate it. Now.
If you think there's something that needs to be improved, something that's deficient, something that you really think is lacking, what I would ask you is hold off on the rating for a moment, send me a text message. And then ideally, before you've even finished the course, I'm able to make the improvements and the refinements now there's one big problem. The way most people ask for feedback, they Want a one to five star one to 10? rating? Good, bad. And that's nice.
It would be nice for the ego. And it's certainly nice for my ego. And so many people give me five stars. But frankly, that's not the feedback. That's useful feedback that's useful is when you ask people, what do you remember? What do you take away from this?
So that's what I'm going to ask you right now based on just what you've seen so far in this presentation, what sticks with you, I am going to ask you to write that in the discussion group now, in part because I am curious about what is sticking, but also I want to build a new the habit of asking people, your colleagues, customers, clients, your associates, you might want to practice with what they actually remember from your presentation. That's much more useful than whether or not they thought you were professional or smooth or any of that. So go ahead right now. Spend Just a moment and write down what's actually sticking. So don't hold back. You could say to Jana, like your beady eyes or I don't like your hairline, say whatever you want.
I'll be reading it and I'll be responding