Not “amateur” as in the unprepared professional.Seth Godin – The Amateur Presenter
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…
It’s a good post.