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The Weekly Might Have Missed List (02/15/09)

The Risk Family — Presentation Disaster

However, almost immediately after I arrived for the meeting, my presentation began to fall apart and in the end, my presentation turned out to be a disaster. This is the story of how it all came down – literally.

Startable — Quick VC pitch tip #6

Recently an entrepreneur was meeting with me, and despite the best efforts of this CEO, our tech guy and several administrative assistants, we couldn’t get the laptop to be recognized by the projector.

Execupundit.com  — Downshifting a Presentation

At the last minute, due to an administrative snafu beyond the speaker’s control, the audience is reduced by three-fourths.

Web Strategy by Jeremiah — My Embarrassing Scoble Powerpoint Incident in front of Hundreds of People

This is a true story. Shel Holtz, Jen McClure, Katie Paine, Joseph Thornley, Robert Scoble and others were witness. Not sure why I’m telling the world this, I guess it’s in the spirit of transparency and kind of a way to deal with the embarrassment. In my social media career, this is THE most embarrassing public moment I’ve had to date.

Nick Morgan’s Blog — Bill Gates does something he shouldn’t

The disaster happened about half-way through the speech, in the section on malaria.  Bill suddenly moved toward a little table placed in the middle of the stage, and released a (small) swarm of mosquitoes into the crowd, as he put it, of millionaires.

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