Today Emilie tagged me in an answer to a tweet from Maria Kedemo
I appreciate feedback but prefer qualitative feedback over quantitative. I don’t know how to improve from a low score and I don’t know what to keep from a high score. Is it content? Slides?Speach? How can we change this way of feedback to become more useful for speakers?
— Maria Kedemo (@mariakedemo) May 13, 2018
I’m always flabbergasted when I’m tagged as an answer to a conversation. Especially when it’s a conversation between two smart people like Emilie and Maria. I have been following both of them for a while. If you are not following them on twitter, stop reading and follow them. I’ll wait.
Done? No, I’m serious, please go do this, it will make your live better.
yes I understand Maria’s concern. I love feedback after a talk. I need feedback to improve. Yet just a score does not help me.
At least 10 years ago the xpday benelux conference, started to use the core protocol: perfect game as a feedback mechanism of the conference.
On this picture, you can see the full schedule of the conference hanging as cards on a board. At the front of the card, you have a description of a talk.
People were encouraged to take a card as a kind of entrance ticket for the talk. For each talk we had a maximum number of cards as the session could host people.
Yet the most genius part was the back. It had a perfection game on the back.
I don’t have a picture of such a feedback form. so this is a picture of how the perfection game works.
For those who want to learn more about where the perfection came from, you can read an article I co-wrote on methods and tools about the core protocols.