Monday, May 9, 2011

Toot Your Own Horn!

One of the things I'm working on is promotion. It's not really a strong point of mine. (See? I should be saying that I'm awesome at promotion or something, right? Ok, that would just be untrue at this point!)

In the spirit of promoting, I wanted to share some of the really sweet comments I received after teaching at Artfest. I sent out surveys using SurveyMonkey (a free online survey tool) so I could collect feedback. I got the idea from my day job where we ask our customers to fill out a survey for every training we provide. I get some of my best stuff for performance reviews from there!
One student said,
"Super organized, but also adept at meandering through the day as needed based on student's strengths, questions, challenges and ideas."

"Very supportive, encouraging and upbeat... Positive energy and creativity was OOOOOOOZING from the room!"

"Loved the class... Loved you... Loved working with wood and tools and plaster and paints. A perfect day and my favorite project from Artfest. I would sign up to take another class from you in a heartbeat."

Another said,
"I enjoyed the class VERY much; thanks for teaching it!"

And another said,
"I loved your enthusiasm. It was definitely contagious. Your genuine love of art showed in your personality... I thought our class was a lot of fun!"

A BIG THANK YOU to the students who responded to the survey. I'm planning to start a testimonials page soon so I can keep these very sweet thoughts handy!

Do YOU have some horn tooting to do? I'd love to hear what you're doing!!!


  1. wow shel...what great responses you got from your survey. but i have to confess - i am NOT at all surprised! way to go girlfriend! i'm so proud of you!

  2. So happy for you and your success, sounds like your students are learning so much and having a lot of fun! What great feedback!!

  3. I have to say self-promotion isn't exactly my strength either, but I'm inspired by the way you are taking it on...

  4. Self-promotion has never been one of my strong suits either, Shelly. But you're off to a great start with this awesome feedback. Good for you!!! Toot long and proudly!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo