File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 277


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Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 09:56:41 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Email misunderstandings on Puptcrit?



I for one love Mathieu's review of the DVD in question, is was detailed and 
balanced.  I appreciate the "directness" of the comments and I would hope 
other art professionals would as well.  After all, I think most of us look 
for reviews on products we buy or are thinking about using.

On the other hand, Mathieu, I would offer up to you that when one does offer 
a critism, there will be those individuals that will debate the point with 
you.  You need to be ready to listen to what they are saying and take a 
moment to reflect on it.  I think you might find they are just verbally 
disagreeing with your position and that there is  nothing more to it.  (No 
need to defend yourself further, you have already supported your point). 
So, I have found a "Thank you for your thoughts and I will think about 
that." usally surfices and neaturalizes any possibilities of a debate at 
that point.  Plus it makes the person, in most cases, feel they have been 
heard.  It is at this point that if they keep on "pushing" the point, they 
are looking for a debate or an argument on the subject.  Then you just have 
to decide at that point if you want to engage the person in an argument or 
withdraw.

Just my 2cents,

William



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