I've never really been a very good speaker, and I'm even worse when speaking to others. That may come as a bit of a shock, but I highly doubt it. When me and Bersercules recorded a podcast, especially in that two hour one we did, it was obvious. I was nervous, and I was unsure of myself. I've been doing it for thirty two shows now and sometimes I do just fine. When I started I sounded depressed and uninterested, and now when I do them, sometimes I sound actually exuberant, and full of life. I still get nervous before I record a podcast, but when it starts, and I start talking, I do okay.
This is why I need constructive criticism, this is why I need people who tell me what I'm doing wrong, so I can work on doing them. I promise I won't flip out, and call you a twat for telling me what I'm doing wrong. I need it, I honestly do. If you think I can improve what I do in any way, then do tell me. I was able to learn and advance as a writer because I had people telling me what I was doing wrong, and I want to learn and advance with everything I do. If you want proof I wasn't naturally a good writer, then go ahead and listen to the podcast, or read those first few chapters of Immortal Space, or just read early blog posts. I may have had a natural talent for it, and I may have been able to pick it up quite quickly, but I'm still only good at it, and I can always improve.
The same applies to podcasting and really anything I do. So, please, do be honest. I realise you might not want to hurt me, but I've been hurt before, and I've grown from it. Being hurt doesn't break me. For very long at least. Mistakes help a person grow, and change, but only if they know they've made them.
|Yes this is the same picture from the guest post I wrote for Aysh. Screw the rules I have money. I wish.|