How can artists recognize good feedback?
Technology and the internet has made it easier than ever to interact with our audience. Therefore, it has become easier than ever to receive and give feedback to different works of art, products, and services. However, there are pros and cons to this convenience.
Not all feedback we receive or give is useful. Sometimes, we may come across people who can be 'seagulls' and it's best to ignore their comments. The tough part though is identifying these seagulls.
Now, here are a few tips to identify whether the feedback we give and receive is useful. A good feedback can have the following characteristics:
1. A good feedback is descriptive rather than evaluative.
2. A good feedback is specific rather than general.
3. A good feedback is directive towards something that the artist can do something about.
4. A good feedback has the amount of information the artist can use rather than the amount we like to give.
5. A good feedback is sharing information with the artist rather than advising the artist.
6. A good feedback is never unsolicited.
7. Most importantly, a good feedback should clarify what a good performance is.
Feel free to share your thoughts on what constitutes a good feedback.
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