Sunday, November 14, 2010

Don't Ignore Distractions

Last week, I had minor hand surgery, leaving me with an enormous and awkward bandage on my thumb. (Note: my bandage was significantly larger than the one in this photo.)

Just in time for a first-time training at a major architecture firm.

What's a coach to do?

I began the presentation with the following advice for the audience:

"If you're giving a presentation and there's something potentially distracting in the room - be it an annoying noise, a weird piece of art on the wall, or a jumbo-sized bandage on your thumb, acknowledge it right from the beginning and move on."

And so we did.

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