How to write a feedback form that gets useful results

Have you ever looked at the feedback form you get at the end of a presentation or conference, and wonder what the hell those questions mean? Being a little tired and keen to get home, can you easily figure out what the subjective, often leading questions are trying to worm out of you?

feedback formsAnd do you, as so many people do, fill in the bare minimum of answers or even not bother at all? Relax: it’s the form writers’ fault, not yours.

Here are some examples of terrible feedback form questions, how to do them properly, and why. Stick with me: it gets better…

Why are so many feedback forms utter garbage?

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24 clever puns for out-there punsters

I’m not much of a punster myself but so many of you folks are I thought you’d enjoy these. I’ve never seen them before but they were brought to my attention by my dear friend Laurence H. from London, England, and they even made me laugh — !

puns for 2019

Let’s start off with one I just thought of … I was going to invest in a new comedy TV show, but I realised it was a Punzi scheme.

Do you punderstand the following?

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How to work with co-authors and ghostwriters

ghostwriters and co-authors

When you're writing a book, report, professional paper or other large writing project, you'll often find yourself working in a team either with a co-author or a ghostwriter. Needless to say that involves developing some sort of relationship with … [Continue reading]

How bad writing will cost you sales opportunities

bad sales writing

Today we welcome sales expert Niraj Kapur, who quite rightly spits fur and feathers about the way wannabee business suppliers ruin their chances with prospects due to writing the wrong words in the wrong way. Over to Niraj... We’ve all experienced … [Continue reading]

Letter from the doctor: can you understand this awful jargon?

chickenpox and shingles

An Agony Column email from Emma in Gloucestershire, England brought this pearl of gobbledegook to my attention this week...what are these doctors on? Read on and be gobsmacked... Dear Suze My mum has just turned 70 and received an invitation from … [Continue reading]

Great writing tip from Ann Handley, top US content expert

Please welcome the one and only Ann Handley, content head honcho of the famous US site MarketingProfs.com for which I once had the honor of being a columnist (and whom she named "Little Wacky." Probably because I am, er, a little wacky.)  Ann is a … [Continue reading]

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