As a native Texan, I’m sad and embarrassed for Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his debate performance last week.
We’ve all seen the gaffe by now.
The cringe-worthy moment highlights the importance of preparation before you give a speech or interview.
Here are three takeaways from Perry’s temporary amnesia:
1. Good notes. Don’t rely on your memory because your nerves will work against you. Prepare yourself with good notes so you can convert nervous energy into a positive, confident message.
Your notes will easily remind you of important points. Only include key words—not sentences—that will start your mind going down the right path.