I love coaching engineers on communication and presentation skills – partly because they have the most outrageous anecdotes about their peers. Today I heard a real doozy!

Turns out, in the middle of his presentation at a major annual conference, a high-level, well-known engineer answered his cell phone! Yes, that’s right . . . he was on-stage, in front of a large audience, his cell phone rang in his pocket, he took it out, said hello, told the caller he was in the middle of a presentation and couldn’t talk, then he hung up, put the phone back in his pocket, and resumed the presentation.

Now if that doesn’t take the grand prize, I give up! Wow, I was speechless!

Beth Levine

Beth Levine

Communications Coach at SmartMouth Communications
SmartMouth Founder and Principal Beth Noymer Levine is a Communications Coach who is emerging as one of the country’s leading voices on how to prepare and deliver speeches and presentations that actually work for both the audience and the speaker.
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