Many of us will conduct demonstrations and perform public speaking for our clubs and sometimes even outside organizations. This section contains some helpful tips on how to be successful.
|The Art of Critique|
By: Jim Christiansen
In this AAW reprint, Jim tells us how he approaches a critique, his goals and his process. From this Jim provides us with his checklist with consideration to a turner's skill set (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Jim says, "Effective critique provides us with a way to see our work through the eyes of others and to develop a heightened sensitivity for subtle elements of quality design. The process can also help us become aware of new ideas and possibilities in our work."
|Planning and Presenting a Successful Demonstration|
By: Frank B. Penta
In this article, Frank shares with us many valuable tips on how to have a successful demonstration. He even provides a check sheet which will help you be organized for your demo. His "some do's" and "some don'ts" are really wonderful. This should be mandatory reading for anyone performing a first-time demonstration.
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