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Michael Bay blanked out during his Samsung presentation at the CES conference in Vegas. A teleprompter issue had him at a loss for words and walking off stage.
Michael Bay's presentation disaster has been making the rounds for days now. Here's a SlideShare piece with advice for how to avoid something similar in your life.
I like most of the points made here -- especially 'know your stuff' and the insights about a presentation not being about perfection.
The point I disagree with is practicing in front of a mirror. Why? Because storytelling is practiced with a trusted listening partner.
In the end, if Michael had actually prepared his presentation as a story several things would have happened:
I can tell story was never part of his presentation -- I bet it was just a bunch of boring facts and figures. Which is why he got flustered and walked off stage saying he couldn't remember what he was supposed to say.
Never ever let this happen to you. Craft your presentation as a story! You'll will not have to worry about technology failing. And you will always win the day.
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it