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Phrase of the Day #135 May 20, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Say it like it is.

“It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.”

W. Edwards Deming



1. laurie - May 20, 2007

ah. good advice. that’s precisely my problem right at the moment. i’m supposed to give a speech next month to 700 people at a convention. i’m trying to write the BEST speech, but at the moment i have no idea WHAT i’m going to say. that makes the writing pretty damn tough.

i console myself by reminding myself that people at conventions never actually listen to the speeches anyway.

2. Rambling Man - May 21, 2007

yep you got it … every seminar or convention i go to is “death by powerpoint” – you can kinda follow what is going on but at the same time you have no clue about what the big picture is

3. laurie - May 21, 2007

i talk after the big banquet. i figure everyone will be asleep anyway by then, or drunk. or so i’m hoping.

4. Rambling Man - May 21, 2007

what are you talking about ? make it short and snappy and then everyone will remember you as the most effective presenter

5. Laurie - May 21, 2007

um…. i haven’t figured out my topic yet. but i was told that the last four keynote speakers they had were flat-out terrible. to which i say, “that’s a bar i can meet!”

6. Rambling Man - May 22, 2007

there’ll be a bar ? go there before you start hahaha

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