I've been to several conferences where the speaker I was expecting to capture my imagination utterly failed. It happens to even the best speakers, and it happens a lot on panel discussions and with tag-team speakers who don't have a well--polished performance prepared.
So it's nice to see Shel Israel apologize to attendees of the Les Blogs conference on blogging. No need to grovel, but a short nod to those who were expecting a better presentation goes a long way toward showing respect for the audience. Israel and Naked Conversations co-author Robert Scoble co-presented for the first time.
"To those of you whom we disappointed at Les Blogs, all we can do is apologize and tell you we will try to do better next time. A lot better."
Update: For the hundreds of visitors from Scoble's blog, welcome. I'm glad I caught the broken link in this posting before you arrived.