She was standing in front of the audience. She couldn’t utter a word for about 30 seconds. Those 30 seconds were like an hour for her. She was struggling to remember the rest of her speech having opened it with an interesting remark that captured the attention of the audience.
She started sweating though the meeting room was air conditioned. She could hear seconds ticking away on the wall clock behind her as those in the audience kept on glaring at her BUT, but… she continued to stand there… trying to recall what was in her preparatory notes.
Then suddenly something struck a chord in her mind and she remembered her next point which connected to another, another and another. And there she was, continuing her speech very confidently from that point onwards. Read more