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Hilarious Outtakes from Super-Famous Business Book Authors [Video Blooper Reel]

by Ann Handley  |  
January 12, 2012

Both classic and hilarious moments are in this video blooper reel that sprung from our Take 10 Author Series—exclusive, 10-minute webcasts with leading authors in marketing and business. These otherwise quite serious business book authors---including Nancy Duarte, Sally Hogshead, Guy Kawasaki, David Meerman Scott, Mignon Fogarty, Sandy Carter, Brian Solis and Mitch Joel---show a lighter side in these outtakes shot in various locales around the United States.

This is the stuff of outtakes,  the stuff that was cut during the editing process and not included in the final released version, but that is nonetheless too great not to share.

A few of my favorite moments:

  • Sally Hogshead describing reading in bed (and pointing out the unfortunate mishaps that sometimes happen there)

  • Guy Kawasaki's favorite FAQ about his book, Enchantment

  • Practically every scene with the always-classy and (here, anyway) understated David Meerman Scott

Check out the video below, and then check out all the authors who are part of this special MarketingProfs Take 10 Author Series ---which also includes NY Times bestselling author Dan Pink---here.

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Ann Handley is chief content officer of MarketingProfs, author of Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Ridiculously Good Content, and co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules. Ann co-founded, one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary.

Twitter: @MarketingProfs and @AnnHandley.

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  • by C.B. Whittemore Thu Jan 12, 2012 via blog

    This is marvelous! Love the talent. Love the laughing. Thanks, MProfs!

  • by Terri L Maurer Thu Jan 12, 2012 via blog

    Refreshing to see that all those 'perfect' people aren't so perfect after all... just human like the rest of us. Thanks for the chuckles.

  • by lance wallnau Sat Jan 14, 2012 via blog

    Loved it. Would be even more powerful if you had a subtitle so folks like me who know names but not faces could see who is who and what they wrote.

  • by Dave Martin Tue Jan 17, 2012 via blog

    Hysterical. David Meerman Scott's eyes darting around is pretty darn funny! The guy that was mumbling was great too!

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