This article, referenced in the 21 June 2010 Financial Times Briefing, reminded me that, “For many people, making a presentation is one of the most terrifying parts of working life. But, done well, they can also be a good opportunity to shine.” This is important for MBAs to remember, especially for MBAs that are just starting their MBA program. You will have multiple opportunities to make presentations during your MBA program. Use these opportunities to shine and differentiate yourself from your peers. Bob Etherington, author of Presentation Skills for Quivering Wrecks, is quoted in the article as saying, “Most speakers want to get off the stage and most audiences want to get out of the room. If you can do a half-decent job, you’re head and shoulders above the rest.”
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Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Founder of MyeEMBA.com