Last week, I got lost driving through a neighborhood in DC I actually knew pretty well.
I relied too much on my GPS.
Rather than trust my instincts, I chose to follow exclusively on the advice of my GPS - and as a result, kept getting turned around.
Relying on my GPS prevented me from being able to look around and think,
"I've been here before. I know where I'm going, and I can figure out how to get there." I got lost because I was unable be be fully present in the moment.
From the Green Room: When you speak, turn off your GPS and get in the moment. Don't depend on your script. How?
1. Take the time beforehand to figure out your core message.
2. Based on this message, map out a clear outline.
3. Practice, practice, practice.
Then, when you get up to speak, you can move away from your script and be fully present. When the unexpected happens, you can return to your core message - and you won't get lost.