PowerPoint and the Wicked Intro
What do you do when someone absolutely BOTCHES
the pronunciation of your name -- or worse -- calls you by the wrong
name entirely? And what do you do when someone introduces you in front of a crowd of several hundred people -- and
they read the wrong bio and
call you by someone else's name -- just as the first slide of your PowerPoint presentation hits the big screen?
It happened to me. In this less than 10 minute podcast
, I'll tell you how I dealt with it. And I'll also share some other "wrong name" stories, situations, and strategies in this little podcast.
I'm sure it has happened to you or someone you know. Jim gets called John, Liz gets called Beth, Paul gets called Peter -- little slips of the name happen all the time.
How do you handle it one-on-one? And how do you deal with it in front of groups? What are the two tips you need to know to play the "Sorry, Wrong Name Game?"
(Monday morning quarterbacks welcome! You can use the blog comments link at the end of this post to tell me if you think my approach was effective, or what I should have done instead.