Each of us can be our own worst critic! Listening to myself teach a class was a very eye opening (our should I say ear opening) experience for me.
This week is all about How You Sound.
I used my iPhone to record my class yesterday and encourage you to do the same to gain an understanding of How You Sound. Please feel free to critique what you hear in my class presentation. My hope is that it will motivate you to record your own class and then listen to the recording and learn How You Sound to your students.
As I listened to the recording it was obvious from my breathing that I'm working hard, along with the class. This has been my practice for a long time, but as I hear myself it has me questioning if I'm working a little harder than I should.
What do you think?
The standard recorder in an iPhone will only record for 30 minutes. This free App Quick Voice Recorder will record longer.
I'll try to have an Android solution for recording as soon as my daughter Carly wakes up and shows me on her phone 🙂
Here's a screen shot of my Playlist.
Here's my ICI/PRO Playlist in Spotify and in Deezer
The video I used that features the two long climbs for this class is Epic Planet's Epic San Diego - Great Western Loop
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John: hats off for putting your class into a podcast and asking for feedback !
From having listened to the first quarter or so only (I will listen to the complete session later):
– You must have a pretty good sound system, your voice is clear and well hearable.
– Hearing you working hard I perceive not as negative, this proves that you are with the participants.
– You seem to talk a lot. My preference would be to leave the participants “dig into the music” and have them focus with much less talking.
– A comment on the playlist: Armin van Buuren for the intro and beginning of the class ? This track has for my personal preference way too much energy and power, I would rather use it at the end of the class or end of a hill section.
– Any chance for a playlist in text form for users that are not egliable to use Spotify ? The world consists not only of USA, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK 😉
Thanks for your feed back Moritz. You’re right, I do talk too much at times.
One limitation of Spotify is that there is now way to print a playlist that I can find = the screen shot I have above.
Recently I started to encourage students to work harder in the beginning after a short warmup in the attempt to maximize their time. I rarely work them above T2 and the early work becomes part of the warm up.