Bill Gates isn’t the only Microsoft boss to fret over a big speech.
Apparently Steve Ballmer had a tough time with his Software 2007 conference keynote last month.
From a story about Ballmer’s “hardest speaking assignment” that appeared in conference organizer Sand Hill.com’s newsletter today:
“The breadth and depth of the Software 2007 audience threw Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a loop. In preparing for his keynote address, Ballmer described creating several versions of his speech before arriving at one that would speak to the wide variety of viewpoints held by the software and services executives in attendance.”