Making Friends with Negative Feedback

Negative feedback can make us bitter or better.

I made a YouTube video on the art of receiving and giving negative feedback πŸ™‚ You can watch it here!

Never stop doing what you do, but always seek for ways to improve your game!

Grace + Humility + Growth mindset = Making the best of feedback πŸ™‚

Much love, peace, prayers, and positivity your way πŸ˜‡πŸ’™

Love,
Himali

24 thoughts on “Making Friends with Negative Feedback

  1. Hi Himali – Two things that you could perhaps have stressed a little more:

    1. While negative feedback is to be expected, and can usually present an opportunity for improvement, that will not always be the case. There are those who only see the negatives in any situation, and it is therefore up to “you” to determine whether there is validity to the negative feedback.

    2. When giving (or receiving) negative feedback, it is so important to finish with a positive. The last thing said is usually the first thing remembered.

    So how did you do? Generally very well, but I found your accent a challenge. It did make me concentrate more (which is good), but it also made listening hard work (which is not so good). I am guessing that a large percentage of your time is spent in a language other than English. Your English would improve considerably if you were immersed in it all day (logical eh!), so that situation is to be expected.

    Aside from the language, you did very well. I would highly recommend a course on public speaking and/or presentation skills … but, given your experience with video presentations, you were quite impressive. Your body language was fun, and your mannerisms endearing. If you can keep these videos to approximately 5 mins, I think that they will be generally very well received. Keep going! πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Colin! Loved both the things you mentioned –

      1) There are those who only see the negatives in any situation, and it is therefore up to β€œyou” to determine whether there is validity to the negative feedback.

      2) The last thing said is usually the first thing remembered.

      I am forever a fan of what you have to say and share. It is quite insightful πŸ™‚ Thank you again for the suggestion on working upon the accent. Would love to see the change, moving to Canada. Thank you for your encouragement and tips!

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  2. Criticism is not a bad thing at all. It can have a bad result if someone ignores it or reacts offended. But in fact, it provides the opportunity to look at the same thing from different sides. That way, it can either open more perspectives or confirms your own opinion.πŸ’–

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  3. You have such a sweet and engaging vibe! πŸ™‚ Keep it up Himali! You picked a topic that hits home – I guess the only feedback that came to me was you could have paced it better. It’s different talking into a camera and holding the conversation πŸ™‚ I am sure you will get there@

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