You’re presenting your keynote at an important seminar or conference, and can’t remember what comes next. You freeze. You look at your notes and they’re not numbered. You make a mental note to embrace pagination.
You haven’t lost the audience yet. You haven’t lost face yet. You haven’t lost the deal or your job or your career. Yet.
You need time. Maybe just a few seconds.
Use any one of these ‘filler’ words to buy you that time, to gather your thoughts and to save the situation:
You still have the audience in the palm of your hand. You can probably last another 10 seconds. If things are really desperate, try a second word. But that’s the limit. Good luck with this secret tool.
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I’m an Australian comedian, hoax speaker and corporate impostor. I mainly present comic hoaxes at business events. If you like these blogs, you’ll like my live comedy. If you don’t like these blogs, you still might like my live comedy.
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