I’ve been too busy to read much of anything recently (note to Bellingham book club members – I’m on page 22 and not making headway very fast!). Today, at my 4:30 p.m. lunch break (that’s one way to lose weight – forget to eat all day), I sat down and read Seth Godin’s blog. It was worth the break. Excerpted below is my favorite post. If you head to his blog, be sure to read his insights about Dell’s faux permission marketing and the Better Business Bureau’s spam calls.
Copied from Seth Godin’s Blog:
I was at a gala a few weeks ago (featuring no less than ten speakers). At least 80% of them began their talk by saying, “I know you’re hungry, but…” or “I know it’s late, but…” or “I know you want to go home, but…” and then apologized for giving a speech.
If your speech needs to be prefaced by an apology…
don’t give it.