Feedback vs. Criticism

It’s feedback Friday!

Flashing back to last weekend when I got to share the stage with Dan Patrick to discuss the difference between feedback and criticism with Full Sail Sportscasting students.

It’s been said that a career in sports broadcasting is light on feedback and heavy on criticism. Program Director Gus Rasmey asked me to come talk to his students about the function vs. the feeling of feedback and how language plays an important role in our receptivity to it.

The ability to give AND receive feedback is required for growth and development in any industry.

It is arguably one of the most valuable skills any individual can bring to a company or a team. The unfortunate reality is that most of us are never trained or given any guidance on how to become better at it.

You know where this is headed... Hello RISE Model!

The RISE Model is a tool that structures and facilitates meaningful conversations about the things we care about.

In thinking about the Sportscasting students I was addressing, it struck me how much courage it takes to do what they do. Being in front of a camera is a very nerve wrecking place to be! Imagine what it must feel like to be a beginner, knowing you’re an amateur with years of seasoning ahead of you. Feedback is required for the mastery they seek and hopefully they see the value in leaning into it.

Emily Wray RISE Model Sportscasting
Emily Wray RISE Model Sportscasting
Emily Wray RISE Model Sportscasting
Emily Wray RISE Model Sportscasting