Ralf Weiser's Blog – Shake Up Your Snow Globe! ©

Stop doing, shake your globe, ponder, dream, start reaching your full potential – live on purpose and do it with a smile!

Why does Pinocchio make a bad motivational coach?

Why does Pinocchio make a bad motivational coach? cup

No, that is not a rhetorical question. Reflect back at some of the bad speeches and presentations you have endured. One theme should have stuck out and that is when the presenter or her style mismatches the crowd’s. Pinocchio could probably tag along with Ron White, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy. He is totally and utterly ridiculously out of place in any business setting.

Recently I attended a large public event with students and their parents in attendance. The event featured a competition and the announcer was in charge of introducing the different student groups and also directing the competition in general. She was just horribly out of place. For instance making jokes about how loud and disorganized the kids appeared to be, perhaps it was due to attention deficit disorders getting out of hand. I was mortified having to listen to it.

The take away for you and I is simply that preparing for presentations involves making sure your delivery and content is in tune with the group that will be in attendance. Otherwise you will look like Pinocchio is running your show.

Ralf

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Got a thought to share now that your snow globe got a shake?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: