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#1 +RageOfFury

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:46

WTF?! :wacko:

 




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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:50

I wouldn't call it a flip out .... everything he does has to be scripted



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:50

Wouldn't call that a meltdown. Stage fright yes, but not a meltdown.

 

Understandable infront of an audience pitching a product other than your own.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:52

He's going to be the talk of CES now. He should of winged it like he said he would instead of freaking out and leaving.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:52

I don't care for his films, but I feel sorry for him here though. I hate public speaking, I'm great one-on-one, but in front of a crowd, without a script, I can't do it. So I empathize with him.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:56

i can't believe a guy like that totally broke down in front of a crowd....has he never been to a film festival 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:04

There was no flip out. Do you think most of public speakers have everything memorized (or even a vague idea) of what they are going to talk about and what they are going to say line for line before stepping up and reading their prepared scripts?

 

He probably didn't prepare one ounce for the conference and talk, and he expected to have his material there for him... couple that with nervousness (his voice cracked), and you have not a freak out, but someone unprepared and unable to go off the cuff.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:12

There was no flip out. Do you think most of public speakers have everything memorized (or even a vague idea) of what they are going to talk about and what they are going to say line for line before stepping up and reading their prepared scripts?

 

He probably didn't prepare one ounce for the conference and talk, and he expected to have his material there for him... couple that with nervousness (his voice cracked), and you have not a freak out, but someone unprepared and unable to go off the cuff.

But that is all on him, he was paid I would assume to show up and talk at this conference for him to not be prepared and get this frazzled is honestly pretty sad to me. He shouldve shown some courtesy and at least went over the material before going out there, what a buffoon.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:15

But that is all on him, he was paid I would assume to show up and talk at this conference for him to not be prepared and get this frazzled is honestly pretty sad to me. He shouldve shown some courtesy and at least went over the material before going out there, what a buffoon.

 

Oh yeah, I agree. Just didn't agree that he flipped out.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:21

Oh yeah, I agree. Just didn't agree that he flipped out.

I agree with you there, more like meltdown in my opinion



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:26

He just seems really nervous.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:27

I kinda feel sorry for him, He couldn't read the prompter (the type is all off) and that curveball along with thousands of people watching made him that nervous that he was drawing blanks and couldn't remember enough buzzwords to wing it :(

 

That's one of my worse fears :(



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:17

well that was embarrassing

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http://ces.cnet.com/...1-50161368.html

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:20

we got a discussion going in this thread :)

http://www.neowin.ne...eltdown-at-ces/



#15 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:24

Darn it, I thought it read

 

"Michael Bay Quits!" Samsung CES Press Conference... :p