Presentation disasters can happen to anyone.
No matter how much you prepare for your big day, there will always be a few obstacles that’ll appear, ones that you never expected would come up during your speech.
Unfortunately, nobody’s perfect, and even the best professional public speakers run into these occasional hitches.
What makes these people stay ahead of the competition is how they handle problems that suddenly happen without prior notice.
If you’re not careful, your discussions can turn into complete presentation disasters… even more so if you can’t handle unexpected events.
After all, Murphy’s Law became well-known because it’s been proven time and time again.
“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
You can’t anticipate these moments like a psychic, but you can always cope with sufficient preparation and a calm demeanor.
Preparing for Possible Presentation Disasters
What are some good tips on handling presentation disasters?
All you need to do is to implement some simple back-up plans in case something goes wrong.
Before anything else, keep calm.
As soon as you’ve assessed the situation, start planning your response to the emergency.
Make sure you have presence of mind and you’ll have no problem overcoming any possible hitches during your big moment.
Here’s a short infographic on applying disaster preparedness to problem-proof your presentation.