It's been revealed that Her Majesty The Queen watches her own televised 'Christmas Day Queen's Speech' but NOT with the rest of her family.
Apparently she retires to an adjoining room and watches herself in private. Now why would she do that?
Apparently she watches and makes notes on how she could improve the presentation so that any mistakes are corrected the following year. Now that's excellent and we should all review what we do. However, to do so onloy in private and therefore exclude the possibility of first impression, fresh comments from nearest and dearest is actually missing out on an important opportunity that cannot be repeated.
I'm certain they all provide positive support afterwards, but this will be less useful than immediate comments without preparation. And we must all be aware of this and make use of those moments after a performance, whilst still at an event where our audience, whether customers, clients or guests, make comments about what they have seen and felt.
Further, to then make contact with important people whose opinion we value for more detailed feedback.
We don't all, like The Queen, have the luxury of speech writers or other experts to perfect what we deliver - so this on the spot and later first hand feedback is essehntial.
Maybe that's something you could look at building in to your after show action in the New year.
Happy New Year to you all