you turn and face your audience;

you glance out over the sea of upturned faces fresh with anticipation; 
You’re distracted… : 
It makes sense to you, will you be able to make it make sense to them?
Doubt plays with the edge of your notes: Notes that [now] lie faceless – in your hands.

In a split second the scene unfolding in front of you has changed. A gaping chasm begins to emerge between what you know and what you’re saying [about what you know].

It’s surreal; you have become the audience to the voice now echoing loudly in your ears; what you are hearing doesn’t sound right and  – it’s too late to begin again.

What’s happened – time and time again when you read it back it made perfect sense – has something changed? It has and it hasn’t.

When you started on the journey to this live oral communication performance you began with thoughts and ideas you heard in your head. From there you turned to pen and paper when  you should have turned to face your audience.

The dilemma we face communicating ideas live and orally.

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