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I guess she didn't order the interview casts. I hope I never bonk out like this. Poor thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8g3Gb5-jaY

MattJBeckwith's picture

Wow, that was bad.

Thanks for sharing.

juliahhavener's picture

What scares me is that she is from the state I now call home. One of the guys who works for me sent it to me. I wanted to cry.

WillDuke's picture

Oh man. Does she realize she exemplified the problem? How sad to become an Internet joke at such a young age.

My heart really goes out to her. Of course, I do feel the need to slap her parents and teachers...

TomW's picture

In a flat world.... what job is this woman going to have?

AManagerTool's picture

[quote="TomW"]In a flat world.... what job is this woman going to have?[/quote]

Being hot!

stephenbooth_uk's picture

[quote="TomW"]In a flat world.... what job is this woman going to have?[/quote]

Maybe we're being prejudicial here, she could have just had a bad moment and her babble centre kicked in. I know I've certainly Bambied enough times, brain goes blank and mouth goes into gear before the brain re-engages. Last time was a leaving speech when I changed job and moved department, my carefully prepared speech just evaporated.

Experience is the mistakes we survive, what's important is how we come back from them.

Stephen

James Gutherson's picture

Amazingly after a few days to prepare and some coaching she was able to recite a fairly coherent 1 minute answer on TV.

I also feel sorry for the girl - this will haunt her for a very long time.

And in the flat world - she would be phoning her outsourced question response provider during the interview.

cb_bob's picture

Quite embarrassing for her, but keep in mind that she was on stage speaking to several thousand people. Even some of the most experienced public speakers have a difficult time addressing groups that size.

Once things start going wrong in front of a large audience like that, things quickly begin to snowball.

asteriskrntt1's picture

It is very likely she will recover quite nicely. In fact, this event might gain her so much recognition that someone will offer her a job. It will definitely give the young lady a solid answer to the "Tell me about a time you had to overcome adversity" question.

Additionally, her good looks will be an asset. We have all seen the studies of how physical appearance and having the corporate look affect hiring decisions.

Mark's picture

Really folks, why not throw a little grace her way?

Being kind when someone has made a mistake is a nice way to go through life, and schadenfreude isn't an effective management technique.

She went on some morning show shortly afterwards and owned up to it fully, and with self deprecating humor and genuine embarrassment.

THAT's the lesson.

Mark

TomW's picture

[quote="mahorstman"]Really folks, why not throw a little grace her way?

Being kind when someone has made a mistake is a nice way to go through life, and schadenfreude isn't an effective management technique.

She went on some morning show shortly afterwards and owned up to it fully, and with self deprecating humor and genuine embarrassment.

THAT's the lesson.

Mark[/quote]

I think it would have been the lesson.... did you see that morning show interview? She almost came off as indignant. "All MY friends know where Iraq is on a map!"