IF It all goes wrong
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.