IF It all goes wrong


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Even the best laid plans can go wrong. I’ve seen and done plenty of shockers. But it’s good to have a strategy in the event of disaster. Here are some worth bearing in mind:

 

1. Breathe
If you, as lead communicator, stop breathing, then so do we the audience. Not only that, but until you take the next breath the moment doesn’t pass. Solution: Breathe out, let go of the error. Breathe in rescue. Remember, the answer is always at the end of a deep breath.

No breath = no voice and no brain. 

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2. Lubricate
Slip-ups frequently lead to a dry mouth, which makes the voice scratchy and articulating difficult. Take a sip of water and/or gently bite the side of the tongue to kick-start the production of saliva. Don’t restart until you’ve lubed the voice. 

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3. Ground yourself
Making full relaxed contact of the feet with the floor beneath you is very reassuring, and enables a swift recovery. It’s home.
Tip: Think of space between the toes.

 

4. RelaxJoints
Mistakes can lead to a concrete hardening of the joints. To aid a swift recovery, think of warm fluid in the joints. Also check that the shoulder blades didn’t get stuck up – let them float back down your back. 

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