What Not to Say at a Public Meeting

Unfortunately, many of us have likely suffered a bout of foot-in-mouth syndrome during a past presentation. Edward W. Erfurt IV lists the 10 worst things to say during a public meeting, in the hopes of clearing then from our minds.
January 21, 2013, 12pm PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"I was recently sharing some war stories with my colleagues, and we started discussing the worst things that you could say during a public meeting you are hosting," says Erfurt. "I can tell you that I have heard all of these during meetings, and all led to a disastrous end." 

He goes on to list 10 unfortunate statements, from "We do not have a budget yet" to "We master planned your entire community in just one day", that are sure to displease stakeholders. Add your own gaffes in the comments section of his post.

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Published on Friday, January 18, 2013 in Restless Urbanist
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