Less praise than one might reasonably hope for:
Editor of largish poetry press, to me:
"I heard you read at the Loft a few weeks ago. I liked that anecdote you told about American Idol and Million's Poet" [so, apparently, not your poems].
More praise than one might normally expect:
Woman at Preschool Storytime, to me:
"I just wanted to tell you you have an amazing singing voice!" (after I sang "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands")