Presentation foul-up? Try these methods to recover

Sometimes it’s the equipment; sometimes it’s ‘operator error’ (meaning you). Either way, you have to pull up your socks and keep your audience on your side. Here are some guidelines.

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Mistakes can happen, no matter how much practice you put into your presentation.

On Feb. 26, the Academy Awards had a major mishap in the final minutes of its live broadcast. While presenting the Oscar for the Best Picture category (the biggest award of the night), actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced incorrectly that “La La Land” had won.

In the hectic moments that followed, a producer for “La La Land” held up the correct envelope that showed the Oscar going to “Moonlight” instead. You can watch it play out in the video below.

Here are some ways to recover from a major mess-up.

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