It is important that as a speaker I have my own ideas and thoughts, but that is about my style and predictions, it is not right to make things up or mis-represent, we have obligations to be honest.
The most important measure of a speaker in our world is that if they don't know the answer they say so, and hopefully then go off and find out.
This seams really obvious but I have observed two things that question this.
Firstly I have heard from several people including recently, who don't understand the ACE Program that perhaps in exchange for the recognition you give up on your individualism, you follow the Oracle script. ABSOLUTLEY NOT, at ACE Director level a product manager confirms you 'know your stuff' but they certainly dont cramp your style.
I have written before about Cary and Mogens have completely different styles, and in the comments I suggested, well admitted, that I can be cynical, I certainly don't have a script.
Secondly and more importantly is the need to share only what is correct.
At Collaborate I had the honour of holding a Fusion Review session with Daniel Strassberg from Quest. We asked all the audience one by one what they had learnt about Fusion Applications during the week and if they had any outstanding questions. One person who is actually part of an implementation in his organisation, said he had heard too much mis-information especially from partners. I had personally heard a few assumptions I didn't agree with, but this man articulated the problem really well. it wasn't just a wrong assumption, taken at face value it is a lie, or at best deliberatly misleading. (thank you to Yury for asking me to elaborate here).
If what you are sharing is an assumption, research it and find out, or
say so. Back to Cary he gives fantastic examples of this, especially one
about a light bulb (at 8:00) in his phenomenal personal presentation, he talked about his son teaching him that an assumption can teach you and more importantly others, the wrong thing.
So some mis-information is a wrong assumption, and the same member of the audience then fell into the trap himself. Someone asked me if there was an upgrade from 11.5.10 to Fusion Apps. I explained that Oracle were only intending to provide data migration scripts from R12 to Fusion Apps. He interrupted and stated that his organisation had been given scripts from 11.5.10. I questioned him about it, and asked if they had been specially written for them and he said no, Oracle just gave it to them, standard scripts. After more questioning, it turned out they were a HCM Fusion Apps project and the tables between 11.5.10 and R12 haven't changed significantly, and they were able to use the R12 scripts. It would have been so easy to assume that Oracle had changed their mind about producing scripts for 11.5.10 and users to go home with mis-information.