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The Importance of Presentation Structure

Last week in Calgary, I attended the first Mayoralty race candidate introduction – somewhat of a “town hall” type of situation. Since our current mayor is “retiring,” we have a full slate of contenders. The count at the time of this gathering was fourteen, eleven of whom were on hand. I suspect we’ll see even more candidates announced before nominations close on September 20, 2010.

The afternoon gathering reminded me of a Toastmasters meeting. Each candidate got 5 minutes to introduce themselves and state their case. There was even a timer light (obviously borrowed from Toastmasters) which provided a green, yellow and red visual time cue to the contenders.

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