by Geetesh Bajaj, May 29th 2012
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How do events unfold in our lives? That's the larger picture, and this large picture contains several smaller pictures scattered all over - one of these smaller pictures poses a similar question -- about how do our audiences respond to our presentations? And although the larger and the smaller pictures may appear different in size, the questions they pose are essentially so similar!
Audiences respond to us as we respond to them -- and that's exactly how life behaves -- all events unfold exactly as we choose to look at them. In between all these nuances of life, we all encounter goof-ups, mistakes, and wonder if we could have presented better at last week's event? The answer to all these questions is again the same -- we just need to let go, and look forward to the next event, and the audience we will present to. The presenter and the audience is part of a single ecosystem -- and they all work to the success of any presentation. Let us strive to be part of this ecosystem and do our best, and let the audience contribute to this effort.
This week's editorial is certainly a little philosophical -- but I thought it may be a good idea for you to think rather than just go ahead and do some activity. Do you want to share your opinion? Go to our LinkedIn and Facebook groups, and share your thoughts!
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