I think alost everyone of us has experienced it before, duing our conversation or presentation, we lost our train of thoughts.
That's what happened to Sally Field during her acceptance speech. After a good opening, she was distracted by the audience applause, and forgot what was her next line.
And, boy! She did overcome it well. She created a light-hearted moment of her 'forgetful moment, by mentioning that she had forgotten what was her next sentence, and the audience helped her and put her back on track.
So the next time you forgotten your lines, try this method.
Step 1: Smile
Step 2: Acknowledge, in a light hearted way that you that you have forgotten your next line
Step 3: Ask the audience where did have you left - and there will be good souls who will help you to put you back on track.
Founder, The Speaking Factory
Author, The Stage Fright Antidote
From the Editor
The Speaking Factory is founded by Hazriq Idrus, Asia's Trusted Applied Creativity and Public Speaking Strategist. He is the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored four other books. His mission is to help professionals & entrepreneurs cultivate a culture of team creativity & communicate with impact to achieve organisational outcomes.
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