Worst of the worst
I just finished giving what could only be described as the worst presentation in the history of presentations. It was horrid, absolutely horrid. I am incapable of ‘writing’ a presentation, it’s not who I am.
The 5-10 minutes of opening and the 10 minutes of Q&A at the end I thought were cool and fun and good, everything in between was atrocious. It’s impossible to talk about people, passion, leadership, and all that you feel goes into those things from a ‘script’, no matter how prepared you are.
All my life I’ve been motivated by people the do this ‘unscripted’, I can’t stand to listen to ‘scripted’ presentations, they come off fake and unfeeling and I just spent 45 minutes doing exactly that.
Never again. You only fail if you quit, otherwise you take the losses and learn, and I learned for the last time today that I am not a ‘scripted’ presenter, that hard way.
To the 400 people in the room I apologize for the 45 minutes you’ll never get back!