How to Recover When You Freeze on Stage

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Things won’t always go smoothly as planned when we do our presentations or speak in public. Despite the fact that we’ve practiced enough, sometimes, fear get the better of us and we bomb on stage. What do we do to recover? Here are some tips:

1. Take stock and pivot. Try to see what’s wrong. Do your audience seem bored? If you’re doing a sales presentation and you already got the buy-in of the client, quickly head to the close.

2. Breathe. Stay calm. Smile. And NEVER PANIC.

3. Summarize. To buy time, summarize what you’ve already said.

4. Use a pattern interrupt. Do something unexpected to bide time such that your audience won’t even notice you’ve lost your train of thought.

These are just 4 tips. There’s more if you head to this link: What To Do When You Bomb On Stage

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