Thursday, September 09, 2004

Morning Presentations

So every so often (every five business days) I have to make a brief presentation in the morning with a few other colleagues, regarding the current state of the global economy. On top of that, we need to come up with ideas how the firm can take advantages of certain situations. Today was our turn again. After a bad start from last week (I won't go into detail, let's just say, I made a lot of other presenters look good), I was determined to ace this one.

Does anybody remember Murphy's Law? "What can go wrong, will go wrong?"

One of the 'comments' we received last week was that we were not thorough enough. "Fine, " I said, "this time I will make sure I dive into every detail, into every business that the firm deals with, and be exhaustive about all my ideas." I found out today that overdoing the 'suggestion' is just as bad as not following them. Our presentation ran 20 minutes too long, bored half (read: most) the room to tears, and the evaluator said, "First of all, that was way too long. I wanted to yawn but to be respectful I didn't." Oh that sounded great. So even though we had concrete material, thorough analysis of each situation, it wasn't good enough.

Not only that, but I caught a few spelling mistakes in the slides during the presentation as I flipped the powerpoint slides. Hopefully nobody saw them..

Blah. I'm going to bed soon. Today was a bad day.

1 comment:

MiDNiTiE said...

Yeah I think I need to start going to Toastmasters or something like that. It's time for me to refine my skills of public speaking..