Direct feedback is rare. Often we turn concrete areas for improvement into packed tips, which may have less effect than the direct message would have had. At Tough Love, Sweet Love, in the first part of the workshop, we give participants direct feedback on how they pitch or present. In our feedback, we are constructive, but clear. In the second part of the workshop, we respond with only positive feedback. And this has an effect. We see that participants in this workshop go back to what their story is really about. Stepping away from tricks and show, and focusing on the core: what is the story you want to tell?
We believe that pitch styles are not one-size-fits-all. In this workshop we therefore aim to do each participant justice, by discovering and fine-tuning their personal pitch style.
In addition, we see that most people have habits or tics when they do a pitch. Habits they often don’t realize themselves, and probably never got feedback on. From saying "uhm" excessively much, to a certain movement or posture while speaking. In the first part of the workshop, we give everyone this back individually, accompanied by tips on how they can adjust this without the pitch becoming unnatural.
Of course it’s also in our nature to not realize what we are good at. In the second part of the workshop, we therefore focus on the strengths and talents of each participant. By giving this back to them, we see a boost in participants' self-confidence. And in addition: awareness of where their talents lie and how they can be used to appeal to others.
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