Being Embarrassed May Help Your Presentations

UC-Berkeley research shows that when you’re embarrassed you appear more trustworthy, according to a story in Discovery News. Remember this the next time you have a “flub” during a speech or presentation. Roger Ailes tells a great story about an overweight man on the old Mike Douglas TV show; the man fell out of his chair when it tipped back off a 6-inch platform. But because his embarrassment was genuine and light-hearted, he became a “TV darling”.

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