Everyone brings some good points to the table but you have to realize, you can write about proper shifting techniques all day, but driving a stick is all about feel. If your shifts are smooth and your passenger doesn't realize that you have a stick, then you are doing it right. If their head snaps back and forth like a bobble head doll, you're doing something wrong. If you get out of your car and something smells burnt, you're doing it wrong.
HIS: 2007 E92 328i 6MT-Space Gray/Black Dakota/Gray Poplar w/heated seats-PCD 4/27/07
HERS: 2009 E90 328i xDrive 6AT-Space Gray/Oyster Dakota/Dark Burl Walnut w/ZPP/ZCW/Xenons-ED 4/17/09 - Redelivery 5/30/09