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Bookmarked: Presentation nightmares (British Airways Business Life)

Presentation nightmares (British Airways Business Life) – "And another friend confessed to an incident when he tripped on entering the room where the clients were assembled, and spilt an entire – and extremely hot – latte down his shirt. In one swift action he yelped at the top of his voice and, in a bid to avoid being scalded, tore his shirt off. To stunned silence. Once the clients had assured themselves he was OK (presumably to avoid some sort of lawsuit) they said he could continue, and he had to give the entire presentation topless. They went with another company in the end"

[This reminds me of another wet T-shirt story that's very popular on BML. The article the above is from also includes a couple other short, but funny, presentation horror stories.]

5 comments to Bookmarked: Presentation nightmares (British Airways Business Life)

  • Wow. Latte on a white shirt! Been there! De ja vu!

  • Did it make you feel better knowing you aren't the only person it's happened to?

  • This reminds me of the time I offered to demonstrate how it was the content of the presentation that mattered and not the surroundings / fluff of the boardroom. I told my boss I would be happy to deliver the next client presentation wearing Speedos and disco-boppers. She declined my offer and we won the pitch.

    In my defence, I was 21 …

  • Rowen, I've been trying for a couple days now to come up with a response adequate to your comment and I have to admit, I got nothin'. However, I do have a mental image I wish I didn't have.

  • Rowan, I've been trying for a couple days now to come up with a response adequate to your comment and I have to admit, I got nothin'. However, I do have a mental image I wish I didn't have.

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