Are you the host or the presenter?

I’m listening to the recording of an on-line presentation of a well-known author by a life coach with whom I’m not familiar. She lost me in the 1st five minutes – first by continuing to jabber on while ostensibly introducing the author (and cutting the latter off as she tried to respond), then controlling the interview (which was billed as a “presentation” but the author  was allowed little independence) with reams of prepared questions. I could tell that the author caught on to the situation immediately and fell back on just answering the questions… which by the way have little to do with the stated focus of the project.
I don’t think I’ll bother with the other dozen “presenters” based on this sample, since I’m not interested in hearing this one woman’s controlling chatter.
If your purpose is to learn things from a person, listen more than talk.

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