The presenter turned from looking at the screen to his audience and I could tell from the look on his face that he had spotted the error. I could also tell from some of the whisperings around me that people in the audience had spotted it too. Thankfully, no one said anything out loud and the presenter was able to continue.
I felt for his obvious embarrassment. Has that ever happened to you? How did you deal with it?
What is obvious is that he didn’t check through his slides beforehand. Maybe he did and missed the error. That’s very easily done.
In the circumstances yesterday, it wasn’t too much of an issue. Imagine though, if you had been pitching for a new lucrative contract and this happened and you lost the contract. How costly could that be to your business? Never mind the embarrassment!
What I’m saying is – if you want to avoid embarrassment, always get your work checked BEFORE you publish it. It doesn’t take long, it doesn’t cost very much but it could be very costly to your business if you don’t do it.
Contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org – I can help you!
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