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Tim Berry on business planning, starting and growing your business, and having a life in the meantime.

Wait, What? But I Don’t Have a Slide Deck. Speaking Off the Cuff

This is a very useful talk by Matt Abrahams of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, on how to optimize when you get to speak on the cuff, and don’t have time to prepare, organize, or create the slide deck. It’s almost an hour long, and a privilege to be able to watch. It was originally part of the MBA program. I chose it for my Friday video this week because it emphasizes the “think fast, talk smart” skills that you’ll need when you don’t have the deck to lean on, or time to prepare. That’s so valuable in real business.

For the original on Youtube, you can click here.

You might also look into his new book, Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, published earlier this year.