When you want feedback on something you’ve created, how do you ask for it?
If you’re like most people you’re making a big mistake that is keeping you from getting feedback that would actually be helpful for you.
Watch this short video to find out what it is and what to do about it.
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“What I want instead of your opinion is your analysis.” Seth Godin Click to Tweet
What are your tips for asking for useful feedback? Share your thoughts and questions in the comments section below.
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Great idea to be specific, what do you really want to know when you ask for feedback. In TheWork of Byron Katie, sometimes we ask what worked for you what did not work for you as a general question. And we ask for specific simple, clear, to the point feedback. And the other part of feedback is? be ready for feedback acknowledge feedback, perhaps a simple thank you is always kind. And in this particular instance you are asking for feedback about something your are presenting, be open to it. It’s not personal and they are not saying something about you. Sometimes this is difficult to remember when you become identified with what your are presenting. L. Sagar
I hope your hubby took you out on a date after you produced this video, Stephanie. You look absolutely beautiful. 🙂
Your tip for getting feedback is spot on! Asking “What do you think?” leaves the field wide open and chances are you won’t receive truly valuable critique.
One thing I’d like to add is to avoid approaching family or dear friends for feedback on your blog post, e-book, sales page, etc. Because they love you, they’re apt to shower you with flowery compliments laced with loving bias — not exactly the type of feedback that’s going to help you. 😉
I’ve sent you an email with a “very specific question”.
Thank you for your comments, Sagar. Indeed, if you ask for feedback you need to be prepared to receive it. And I agree, saying thank you is so important.
Thank you Stephanie. I can definately relate to that and use your advice. I just started my own company and I find it’s not easy to receive the right feedback from clients: feedback that I can use to improve the product I’ve created for them. I’ve noticed, I need to keep my questions simple and clear otherwise I will just confuse them instead of getting answers. So thank you!
My pleasure, Dorine. I’m glad you found my tips helpful. It’s not easy to know what questions to ask to get the right feedback. Wishing you all the best!
Great tips I will utilize them as I finish my website. I always just asked for opinions. Now I can get more details. Thank you!
So happy to hear you have an opportunity to put this to the test with your new website. Many thanks for sharing, Kim. I hope you get some very valuable input.
Thank you for your feedback, Melanie! Great additional tip, couldn’t agree more. I appreciate your contributions here.