Presentation Recovery: What To Do When You Forget Your Place

We’ve all had the experience. You are presenting, going from your first point to your second and your mind goes blank. What do you do? How do you recover? Here are five ways to recover and save your presentation. 1. Pause – remember a pause is a good thing (allows your audience to reflect on the information) and chances are the audience won’t know what is going on. 2. You can repeat the last line that you just said in order to gain momentum and find your train of thought. 3. You can laugh and ask the audience for help. – Keep in mind that the audience wants you to win and will be more than willing to help if you are genuine. 4. You can make light by saying something like, “I was thinking of a great point to share with you and I forgot where I was –
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Presentation Advice From NY Times Bestseller – Terri Sjodin

Today’s post comes from my friend and NY Times Bestselling Author, Terri Sjodin. Presentation Advice from Terri Sjodin : Q. “I need to craft a great presentation for an upcoming meeting. They only gave me 15 minutes, I normally need an hour – What should I do?” A. This question is more common than you might think. And in today’s competitive market, no business skill is more important than being able to share your message, and get to the point –quickly. The solution depends on your ability to “self-edit” and apply a tight analysis of your content- keeping the best parts of your message, and dropping the unnecessary…while still giving a rock solid talk. One of my favorite quotes addressing the challenge of “self-editing” comes from Winston Churchill… If you want me to speak for 2 minutes, it will take me three weeks of preparation. If you want me to
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