The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


BOREDroom Presentations …
June 4, 2007, 7:01 am
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Julian yawning.

Remember those presentations I spent so long pontificating about recently?

Well for the next 2 days – inbetween a plethora of speakers – I’m going to be stuck in a corporate hotel board room, presenting them to a bunch of people who probably would rather be somewhere else.

And you know what … I don’t blame them because I’d rather be somewhere else too.

texas.... Billy’s bored and he’s not even going!

That’s not because I don’t like what I’ve written – I do – it’s because the conference is about a subject matter that …

1 While the concept is pretty interesting, it is not … in my opinion … as genius as everyone keeps thinking [or telling everyone] it is

2 Is happy to ignore the issues that I believe are critical to achieve what they want [By this, I mean the conference is ignoring them, not the philosophy]

You see I just can’t present something I don’t believe in which is why I took so bloody long to write the soddin’ things.

OK so I pontificated abit … but the real issue was trying to find a way where I wouldn’t feel mentally and morally ‘violated’ whilst also keeping the conference organisers from thinking I’d [totally] fucked them over.

I think I have succeeded, I’ll let you know on Thursday, haha! 

[I’ll post daily ‘interesting ratings’ to keep you in the loop]

And if you are wondering WHY I would present at a conference I am not totally enamoured with – all I will say is that at some point in our lives, we all have to pay the piper, ha!  [Are your ears are burning Chris, Andy and George! 🙂 ]


22 Comments

Are you telling us you sold out, Rob?
Tell me it ain’t so brother!?

Comment by Age

rob is a lot of things but he doesnt sell out age, well unless i tell him too. have fun at your presentation rob, ill be thinking of you. 🙂

Comment by andy@cynic

I really am not sure if you are complimenting or insulting me dear Andy …

Oh hang on, yes I am, insulting me you bastard!

Comment by Rob

Using my image rights without asking for my prior approval will cost you millions Rob. Or we can call it quits with a small payrise. Your choice.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Hello Billy. I sympathize with your anger towards Rob and his use of your unauthorized photo because I wouldn’t want anyone to see my puny tattooed arms either. See you tomorrow.

Comment by Pete

Pete, the only thing you’ll see tomorrow is my tattoo’d forearm smashing into your smug face.

Do you think you’ll still be able to call me puny with your teeth scattered all by your feet? I think not. 🙂

Comment by Billy Whizz

Hello Billy,

Check your employment contract.

Love Rob.

Comment by Rob

“Lets Mess With Texas”

I like Billy already.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Sorry Robert. I am truly sorry. But it could be worse, it could be me having to do the presentation.

Comment by George

Yeah sure you are you bastard! 🙂

Comment by Rob

Quiet here today!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

VERY quiet isn’t it … I am guessing you’ve all come to your senses and buggered off. I wouldn’t blame you, I feel like doing it myself too, ha!

Comment by Rob

Nah. Im just using my “downtime” *ahem* to contemplate improving my presentation rather than pondering our collective sanity!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Cool … hope my comments were of some use.

Comment by Robert

I’m on best behaviour.

Comment by Marcus

I am impressed Mr Brown – VERY impressed. Lets hope someone we both know is as well, eh!

Comment by Rob

Very much so.
I like presentations but im a bit rusty, the last one I did was at Ogilvy about a year and a bit ago!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

You’ll be tops … and if you’re nervous, check out my PRESENTOPHOBIA post from a while back, ha.

Good luck Mr M … not that you’ll need it.

Comment by Rob

Thanks 🙂

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Hey mate,

Been off of the blog world a while partly due to work and enjoying the rest of the time with visiting family and friends.

Have to admit that I’m jealous of your new banner paying allegiance to the Russian mob with the Matrioshka incarnations. It’s cool!!

Lots to read and catch up I suppose. Surprised to find out that you have taken the planning school burden off of Russell’s shoulder. Look forward to checking up on that.

How’s it going otherwise? Hope everything’s well and good on your side.

Comment by Mohamed Salim

enjoying your meeting rob? cant wait to hear how exciting it was. 🙂

Comment by andy@cynic

Mohamed … how the hell are you? Been wondering where you’ve been.

I am going on travel hell in the next couple of weeks – so if you’re around drop me a line as I’d love to catch up with you soon and catch up on life, work, blogging and entertaining visiting family and friends 🙂

Comment by Robert




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