Business conferences have a reputation for being dry, stuffy and uninspiring. However, they can occasionally go too far in the opposite direction too. This Continuum Marketing Services presentation about social media includes singing, dancing and white-guy rapping. It is quite possibly the worst thing you will ever see.
In the past, we've looked at presentation blunders that every conference speaker should avoid. Thanks to Continuum Marketing Services, we now realise that presenting your ideas in the form of a song should have been at the top of the list. Thanks Mary and Phil.
In the words of one YouTube commenter: "I have a hard time accepting that during the certainly multiple practices they held for this, no one in the room or nearby stood up and said "Guys, just don't."
For those who want to sing along, here are the full lyrics:
Verse 1 I'm showing you things you'll like Trying to get engagement Here's some photos from my life My cat, my kids, some bacon Verse 2 I'm hoping you'll share my stuff And tweet it to the world If you help me grow my Klout, I promise that I'll share yours Pre-chorus So connect with me, let's have some fun Let's show the world how this gets done Chorus Let's get social (social) with social media Let's get social (social) with social media Where we can spread the word and grow our reach And find our fans in their newsfeed Let's get social with social media Verse 3 We're searching for the story That'll bring us instant fame So we shoot our "viral video" And we post it to the Gram Verse 4 We're looking for the secret Of Facebook's Holy Grail We try to keep from paying That leads to hashtag #fail (Repeat pre-chorus and chorus then to bridge) Bridge Hey now y'all, can we just get real? Do we care about our fans or is this just another deal? Said another way, have we lost our way? Social's about the people, remember they are people Do we really need another fan, like or share? Do we need another post to show up everywhere? I hope as we scatter we never forget That our posts live forever even when we go to bed
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