This too is a great line and has direct relevance for just about any live presentation:
"Here's what someone expects if they come to see you on an in-person sales call: that you'll be prepared, focused, enthusiastic and willing to engage honestly about the next steps. If you can't do that, don't have the meeting."And speaking of Seth Godin — who I consider to be a fantastic presenter with a relaxed, natural presence — let me remind you of this presentation that Seth did at Google a couple of years ago. I pointed to this before, but never featured it. I couldn't find it while searching the Authors@Google talks on YouTube, but you can find it here on the Google video site, or just watch it below. Even if you have seen it before, it's well worth watching again (hey, there's nothing on TV anyway!). It looks like a similar room to the one I talked in at Google. It's a good room, but there are no monitors so you can't see your screen unless you turn your head (or stay behind the lectern, but who wants to do that?). No worries for Seth though. A great presentation with wonderful, memorable material.