So bumps and steeps are both really good for pointing out weaknesses in technique. Bumps, because maybe you can't make turns where or how you're used to; lots of weird weighting issues, and maybe edges engaging (or not) when and where you're not used to. Steeps, because speed can be your best friend, or your worst enemy, often in the same run.
Without seeing you ski, the best I can offer is to stay loose and ski the bump, rather than letting it skiing you. It might help to slow things down, and make the turn you're most comfortable with, but if you're in big ruts, weight your skis unevenly, rotate shoulders, hitch-kick, lean back, go fishing for your wallet, etc., you might still get taken for a ride.
Steeps have a nasty way of keeping you honest about finishing your turns. If your turn is simply changing direction, without much of an edge set or carve, you're probably not going to scrub much speed, and will quickly find yourself rocketing out of control, or throwing in a big traverse to dial it back in.
Aside from the recommendations in my previous post, (lessons, friend's critique) watch where better skiers turn, how they weight their skis, body position, etc. Also, get someone to shoot some video of you skiing, both where you're comfortable, and in the problem spots, and see if your posture is changing, if you're hesitating, holding the edge too long, not long enough, etc. If you're not seeing any obvious gaffs, or want more feedback, post a link here. Plenty of folk here who will be more than happy to pick apart your skiing free of charge...
Oh yeah, don't forget to have fun.
BTW, do you pole plant? I skied with someone last week who just kind of carried her poles around all day. Never planted them once. I didn't have the heart to tell her she could probably have left them in the car for the day.
Edited by MT Skull - 2/21/14 at 3:57am