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How Would You Feel?Views: 223
Nov 30, 2007 10:49 am re: How Would You Feel?

Udo Stadtsbuchler
Your experience is very much the same of what had happened to me some years ago; still, I have not forgotten and probably never will, because it is engraved in my memory as one of my most embarrassing moments.
The invitation was to give a 40-minutes keynote address at the beginning of a workshop to 80 - 100 attendees. Picture it and you know what kind of vision I had. The reality was that they had started the workshop much earlier without letting me know. The attendance was about 25 people. I had a tiny corner of the room in which to give my speech. During my talk the participants drifted in and out from "my" corner in order to attend some exercises. Luckily it just so happened that about 10 minutes into my talk there was this moment in which I did not have one single listener; I used this moment to quickly pack up my stuff and go! Did I learn anything from this episode? Yes! I include a clause in my contracts that should something similar happen, I am under no obligation to speak and get paid anyway.

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