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1. What 3 things should you avoid doing if you suffer a memory lapse?
1 Panicking. 2 Sweating. 3 Apologizing.
Acting cool, calm and collected while you gather your thoughts.
1 Panicking. 2 Visually showing that you are worried. 3. Apologizing.
2. What can you do if you have a memory lapse during a speech?
Glance at your cheat sheet, which is several pages of messages, ideas and points.
Glance at your cheat sheet, which is one piece of paper with your main points on it in large font.
Grab your phone and google the topic.
3. What if you just can’t remember the point you were going to say?
Don’t put pressure on yourself to recall points in the exact order from your notes. Act calm and relaxed and pause for a moment. If you still can’t remember, move on to another point without showing the audience you have forgotten anything.
Move on to another point.
Tell the audience you have forgotten and ask them to forgive you.
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