Originally Posted by marznc
I suggest you get her permission before you put up a video for MA.
Better yet, don't ask permission and don't put up a video of your friend here.
You know how people sometimes have strong feelings about a photo of themselves that they don't like?
It works the same with videos of themselves skiing.
Then imagine complete strangers pointing out all the weaknesses, without a bit of congratulatory affirmation.
When you get video of her skiing, let her watch it privately first.
Don't watch it with her until she comes to terms with it and asks for your response.
Just answer her questions at first, testing out how she feels about what she sees.
Make sure you point out the strengths in her skiing first and last in your discussion.
Sandwich suggestions for improvement in between, and keep devoting words to describe for her the good stuff she is doing.
Edited by LiquidFeet - 1/7/14 at 9:30am