I don't want anyone thinking I was speaking negatively of the entire piece. Skip does provide a lot of useful info,... but it just seemed a bit drawn out at times, and some of it, while I don't know if I would say it's unnecessary, but it's kind of uneven as far as getting pearls of wisdom from such a knowledgable guy. Still, I would recommend learning as much as you can, from as many people as you can. That doesn't mean everyone is correct, but it can either make you reconsider your own approaches, or even validate what you've already decided works.
After my very first contest, I stayed in e-mail contact with some of the other comeptitors who I had met and started talking to back stage. Even though I beat them, I realized that they were more seasoned competitors, and I knew I could learn a lot from the decisions they had made in their own training (even if upon finding out what they did, I decided that was the reason they had fared so poorly -lol). Definitely watch this if you can set aside the time.