The Satsuma Method is for school and work presentations. It is a simple intervention that encourages inclusivity of everyone. we promise the Satsuma Method will get the best critiques, insights and perspectives out of everyone.


The Satsuma Method comes in 3 flavours to fit how you work. Start with small groups and work up from there.

For Small Groups


Empower introverted individuals to break through the noise by discussing with you neighbours for 30 seconds after each presentation.

For Large Groups


Get the most from the group and empower everyone to have their say. Download and print custom feedback cards with our online software. 

Satsuma Online


Getting really into the Satsuma method and fully integrate our methodology with our online platform. 


Let's get started!


Small Groups

Not all of us are great at sharing our opinion. We have trouble breaking through the noise and sometime we're just not sure if our opinion is worth sharing. 

The Satsuma Method gives everyone in the room equal voice and opportunity to share their thoughts. 

It works like this...


1. After each presentation talk to you neighbours for 30 seconds.  

Most people feel more confident sharing their honest opinion in small groups. This provides everyone an opportunity to validate their perspective and frame their feedback before sharing.

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2. Share your feedback with the whole group.

If any comments from your discussion are valuable to the whole group share them. If your neighbours had a valuable opinion encourage them to speak up or share their feedback on their behalf. 



Large Groups

Getting into the Satsuma Method? Take it one step further with feedback cards. 

Feedback cards give everyone the opportunity to provide small comments and critiques. 

Fill in the form below to customise feedback cards fro your group. Download and print the cards. 

It works like this...


1. Follow the prompts to provide short feedback on the cards. 

No matter the dynamics of the classroom or office. Not cards encouraging everyone to have a voice. 

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2. Presented receives collated feedback.

If participants follow the prompts each presented should receive a mix of positive and critical feedback. 



Customise your own feedback cards

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Select all that apply. Select none for no prompts.
Leave blank for numbered. (seperate names with commas)

After all the feedback sheets are completed.

  1. Collate all the sheets.
  2. Staple each card along the edge
  3. Cut the stapled cards.

All the cars should now be divided and collated by the presenters. 




Satsuma Online
(Coming soon...)

Getting ready into the Satsuma Method? Use our specially designed platform to fully integrate your feedback sessions.

Our online platform enables everyone to comfortably communicate. By pairing with Google Translate - students can type their comments in their native language. The social participation differences between extravert and introvert personalities, and loud or quite voiced individuals is balanced by anonymous, typed entries to foster not only equality but inclusivity.  

It works like this...

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1. Provide feedback online in your native language.

All feedback is translated for the presented empowering everyone to have their say. 


2. Presenter receives feedback immediately.



Satsuma is committed to inclusivity.

Please read the research below for more information on our commitment to empowering all students and workers to share their voice;

The Transparency Strategy

In an Harvard Business Report published in 2013 offers an alternative stating that when, “you give a feedback sandwich, you risk alienating your direct reports. A unilaterally-controlling sandwich only when the other people don’t know your willing to play along.” It suggests that the transparent strategy fosters a mutual learning approach over a unilaterally controlling sandwich. 


20 Ideas for Effective Learning Feedback

When feedback is predominately negative, studies have shown that it can discourage student effort and achievement (Hattie & Timperley, 2007, Dinham). "In addition, they are likely to discount your positive feedback, believing it is not genuine.”

Since there is not just one proper method for feedback, Here are but 20 Ideas that cover a range of possible methods to create effective learning feedback. 


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

Satsuma is poised ready to include people beyond ethnic diversity. 

In an article for the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, author Kristie Brown Lofland notes that children with ASD are visual learners, which means technology can be a valuable tool in the learning process. “Technology just makes visual images more accessible to the individual with ASD. Computer graphics capture and maintain their attention,” Lofland writes.(SOURCE)

Of all young adults with an autism spectrum disorder that participated only 34.7% had attended a 2- or 4-year college. Also, female young adults with an ASD were more likely to attend college than males.


Digital Learning Tools Anonymous Feedback

With the advent of technology, the students are able to participate without fearing criticism or embarrassment. Barnes, Marateo & Ferris (2007a) provided a list of tools that can be used to enhance students’ engagement including blogs, web quests, wikis, interactive games, etc... Writing on digital walls is one of the tools that can foster whole class participation. However, it is surprising that very little research has been conducted worldwide to investigate the benefits from and challenges in writing on digital walls.


Benefits of Peer 2 Peer Reviews

Online feedback immediacy is an important component of effective communication in the classroom. Additionally, learners who participate in learner-to-learner feedback activities are better prepared for real-world situations. An online presence that includes feedback is easily established and feedback can be given and received through instructor-to-learner, learner-to-instructor, and learner-to-learner.



Triggering a Memory

A month after graduating, will you remember the feedback received durning critiques? Most of us will forget or distort what we recall and in a sense the details are lost– Satsuma is a concrete reminder. 

“Our results show that memories really do reside in very specific brain cells,” said co-author Xu Liu, “and simply by reactivating these cells by physical means, such as light, an entire memory can be recalled.” research by Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at MIT and lead author of the study.


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