Dr Mumbo

The art of powering on

It’s every speaker’s worst nightmare. You’re in the middle of a presentation in a room full of hundreds of people when you realise you’ve got the wrong presentation.

This was the fate that befell Michael Birkin, global chief marketing officer of Acer, during his presentation at Global Marketer Conference in Sydney this morning.

The first sign that something was wrong was when slides featuring his rivals Lenovo and Apple appeared.

Halfway through Birkin realised his mistake and acknowledged that it wasn’t the right presentation.

But as the Twitter streams shows no-one minded too much.

Screen shot 2014-03-26 at 11.20.57 AMDr Mumbo is pleased to report that like all good showmen Birkin powered on and received rave reviews from the audience regardless.

Nice work.


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