Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hey, Kiwis, here we come

Yes, yours truly will be presenting this weekend at The Annual Conference of Watchmakers of New Zealand. My goodness, watch their faces when they realise that the key speaker can barely speak English :-)

Anyhow, the studies on public speaking have shown over and over again that if the presenter fails to win the crowd in the first 30 seconds, the rest of the speech is just a waste of time. Top tips: smile, stretch arms and start with a killer analogy.

Here is mine: "A good presentation is like a mini skirt.  Short enough to retain interest but long enough to cover the topic." 

Am I overestimating the sense of humour of watchmakers? Will let you know on Monday.                         

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