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Having a Plan B For When Your Presentation Goes Awry

A few go-to workarounds to keep in mind

Have you ever had an anxiety dream during the run-up to a high-stakes business presentation? You’re standing, center stage, sweating under hot lights while hundreds of pairs of eyes are looking right through you. The screen projecting your slides suddenly goes dark. You freeze.

What if you couldn’t wake up from this dream because it’s your reality? What would you do? How would you handle a real-life technology nightmare during a presentation?

Instead of awkwardly fumbling for a solution or storming off stage (like director Michael Bay did during his presentation at the Samsung Consumer Electronics Show in 2014), you should be prepared with strategies for staying calm and putting your audience at ease.

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