What Should You Do If You Forgot Your Point Or Lines During Your Presentation?
What should you do if you forgot your point or lines during your presentation? One of the things that you can do is, firstly, don’t panic because if you start to panic, your mind starts racing for 10,000 different points instead of the exact next line that you want to talk about in your speech.
So what you can actually do is number one, you can take a pause first. A pause helps to calm yourself down and zoom in on your next line. You can also look at advanced techniques, for example, jumping in with a story that is relevant to your speech. Asking your audience a specific question related to your particular topic as well during an audience survey which is something very helpful as well. These are techniques that will help you to just buy some time so that your mind can calm yourself down before you can actually go on to the next sentence of your speech.
In all, remember, don’t panic. Take some time to think through your next line and then jump straight into your next part of your speech.