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Seth Godin on presenting as an amateur

Not “amateur” as in the unprepared professional.

Amateur as in the passionate individual, untrained but with something to say.

If you’re called on to give a talk or presentation, the biggest trap to avoid is the most common: Decide that you need to be just like a professional presenter, but not quite as good. Being a 7 out of 10 at professional presenting is a mistake. Better to stay home and send a memo.

Don’t set yourself up for a ‘fail.’ Instead, here’s a chance to actually share your light and your vision.

No, the opportunity is to refuse to become a slightly prepared wannabe professional presenter. Just like it doesn’t pay to slightly practice the violin or sort of get ready to play in the NHL…

Seth Godin – The Amateur Presenter

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