#Workshop - October 26th: "Influences and Goals"

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#Workshop - October 26th: "Influences and Goals"

El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
You are so beyond helpful you have no idea. You really make me think about how to answer questions. The first review you helped me with made it to the rumble so I think that testifies a lot. I really need to write my next review, I love working with ...
Really? That was your first review! NICE!
10/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
...and you like to show off your awesome bathroom!
Kindred does have a super nice bathroom that makes the rest of us jealous
10/26/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
...and you like to show off your awesome bathroom!
Let's not even talk about how jelly I am when it comes to that bathroom. It is amazing. I need it in my life.
10/26/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Oh! And with my students I always suggest having an experience section. It doesn't have to be long and lengthy, but to me, having one that tells us why you were interested in the product to begin with and what you liked and didn't like about ...
yes! great advice from you AND antipova. i'll have to use this with my students!
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
When I was brand new to video reviewing, I think for the second one I edited it a whole bunch to get rid of every time I said "um", and I'm a pretty big "ummer" so it was really choppy.

BBWTalksToys told me that it was fine to leave a few 'um's in so that the movie flowed better (and felt more natural at the same time), and she recommended I rehearse it in my head a few times to just help me speak more smoothly with fewer um's.

I don't rehearse word-for-word (I talk as I go), but I found out it did really help to give myself a mental outline. And I do usually practice the first two or so lines enough times to have them be rehearsed.

So that was really helpful for me.
10/26/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Let's not even talk about how jelly I am when it comes to that bathroom. It is amazing. I need it in my life.
My roomie uses "jelly" too!
10/26/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Really? That was your first review! NICE!
Antipova seriously works magic. She is a flawless mentor.
10/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
...and you like to show off your awesome bathroom!
lol I had several people tell me they wanted my bathroom after that video.
10/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
yes! great advice from you AND antipova. i'll have to use this with my students!
Awesome!
10/26/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
a video review tip: include cats. everyone loves cats.
10/26/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
a video review tip: include cats. everyone loves cats.
aw...would one of my rabbits work instead? I have them in several sizes -even up to 19 pounds (I ought to include her in a review of a rabbit vibrator).
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Antipova seriously works magic. She is a flawless mentor.


With a student as awesome as you it's easy!

I have a hard time knowing what to do when I make suggestions and the student ignores them... in general the student is in charge, so I only say something once and then shrug... I had a student who stopped logging in but the review we worked on wasn't any different from the one's she'd done without me.

So, when you're really hoping to improve, I love to help!
10/26/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
If you're recommending someone to video reviews, here is a good list of videos to start off with.
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
yes! great advice from you AND antipova. i'll have to use this with my students!
Thanks!
10/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Antipova
When I was brand new to video reviewing, I think for the second one I edited it a whole bunch to get rid of every time I said "um", and I'm a pretty big "ummer" so it was really choppy.

BBWTalksToys told me that it was ...
I used to literally script out my entire video and blow it up on the laptop and read it off screen. I still occasionally ad libbed, but it helped keep the flow and prevented awkward pauses and umms.
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
a video review tip: include cats. everyone loves cats.
I had a golden retriever in one---I had been throwing sticks to keep him out of the screen but I had to refilm the first half so many times that I ran out of sticks
10/26/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
i've got it bad right now for pets. just got a 2nd cat. and want to share THIS with everyone before we close out...



a pair o lionhead bunnies! i used to have 2 just like this but had to give them to a friend when i moved out of the country... miss those silky things!
10/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Kindred
lol I had several people tell me they wanted my bathroom after that video.
I may or may not have been one of them...
10/26/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Does anyone have any stand-by pieces of advice to new reviewers?

What's the best advice you've gotten on a review you've done, written or video?
Other than Sam's advice, the one that sticks out was from Jimbo (another great influence), he asked if I used the toy any other ways. I had not thought about putting that in the review before, now I try to come up with different ways to use it. My review of the Mantric Sysil was one where I could not use it as intended, so I came up with a new way.
10/26/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Antipova
I had a golden retriever in one---I had been throwing sticks to keep him out of the screen but I had to refilm the first half so many times that I ran out of sticks
lmao.
10/26/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i've got it bad right now for pets. just got a 2nd cat. and want to share THIS with everyone before we close out...



a pair o lionhead bunnies! i used to have 2 just like this but had to give them to a friend when i moved out of the ...
lionheads!!! I used to breed them!
10/26/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
a video review tip: include cats. everyone loves cats.
Like this?
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
If you're recommending someone to video reviews, here is a good list of videos to start off with.
All the fleshlight reviews?

Those first three are really awesome, but did you mean to link something else?
10/26/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Kindred
I pretty much have stopped making standard video reviews because I think mine were pretty dry and boring for the most part. Besides, the adult vids are more fun.
Ya, just keep showing that ass and I'll watch forever.
10/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i've got it bad right now for pets. just got a 2nd cat. and want to share THIS with everyone before we close out...



a pair o lionhead bunnies! i used to have 2 just like this but had to give them to a friend when i moved out of the ...
Awwwww!!!
10/26/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
This reminds me - I need help with something.

"anal use".

Neither my hubby nor I am into that. So I can't state what we did/didn't do because we didn't do anything.

Should I just state something like "This isn't recommended for anal use because it does not have a flared base" or just not mention anal at all?
10/26/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova


With a student as awesome as you it's easy!

I have a hard time knowing what to do when I make suggestions and the student ignores them... in general the student is in charge, so I only say something once and then shrug... I had ...
No, I love the way you do things. I think people just learn differently. I learn from being asked questions. It's helpful without telling me what to say. And I also love that it's a back and forth thing, without being like fine I corrected the spelling lets publish it. It pushes me to work harder, and write better. If I wanted mediocre reviews I'd just publish them as they are, I don't want that I want great.
10/26/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
If you're recommending someone to video reviews, here is a good list of videos to start off with.
im #1! stop it... my ego... !
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
lmao.
He was polite (and quiet) so I decided not to edit him out.

link
10/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Other than Sam's advice, the one that sticks out was from Jimbo (another great influence), he asked if I used the toy any other ways. I had not thought about putting that in the review before, now I try to come up with different ways to use it. ...
I can't remember where I picked that up, but I try to do that also. I think it may have been after Selective Sensualist's epic Cobra Libre review. I was blown away by that one.
10/26/2011
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