A quote from Seth Godin today should be memorized by anyone who is a professional presenter — as we all are, in one way or another.
Remember this the next time you prepare for a presentation:
“Don’t apologize at the beginning of the talk. For anything. Don’t hide in the dark. Don’t hide behind a wall of bullet points. And then, as the talk (pitch/presentation/interview) begins, don’t focus your energy or concern on yourself. It’s not about you. It’s about them. The presenter who loves his audience the most, wins.”