When you are in the middle of a presentation and suddenly forget what to say, what do you do? Do you ramble, turn around and read your slides, or starting saying “um” and “ah” while you try to get back on track? Here’s a helpful tip. Pause and breathe. It really can be that simple. Stop talking, take a breath and gather your thoughts. Remember that silence is okay! It gives your audience time to consider what you’ve said. They’ll likely never know that you struggled.

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