So recently Michael Bay, director of your most explosive movies ever, recently had a meltdown during a Samsung press event when his teleprompter wasn’t working. The incident hit home a point – most of us present with a ‘script’, whether on cue cards, lodged somewhere in our minds or scribbled on our hands. And this mental dependence on the script handicaps us when we are suddenly caught without it.
So how do you prepare for the sudden unpreparedness that might befall you during a presentation? This Forbes article on the matter has some key learning points, reminding us to think about improvisation and how to leverage on passion and audience interaction to salvage the situation.