I made a real mess of my presentation. I was _______ , kept dropping my notes, and knocked over the microphone twice.
wet behind the ears
all fingers and thumbs
a pain in the neck
down in the mouth
Correct Answer: GET
A. wet behind the ears: immature, inexperienced people
B. all fingers and thumbs: very awkward, very clumsy
C. a pain in the neck: something or someone makes me feel uncomfortable or frustrated
D. down in the mouth: depressed, sad, disappointed
Translated: I really messed up my presentation. I was very confused, kept dropping the paper, and spilled the microphone twice.
Choose the answer NO
I Made a Real Mess of My Presentation: A Tale of Embarrassment
I’ve been giving presentations for years, so I thought I had it down to a science. But when I stepped up to the podium to give a presentation recently, I made a real mess of it. I was nervous, kept dropping my notes, and knocked over the microphone twice.
The audience was a mix of colleagues, friends, and family, and I could feel their eyes on me as I stumbled through my presentation. I was so embarrassed that I could feel my face getting redder and redder. I was so flustered that I completely forgot the point I was trying to make and had to start over.
I felt like I was never going to get through it. I was shaking, my voice was trembling, and I was having trouble focusing on the words I was saying. I was so relieved when I finally finished, but the feeling of embarrassment lingered.
I knew I had to take a step back and reflect on what went wrong. I realized that I had spent too much time on the details and not enough time practicing. I had also failed to take into account the fact that I was speaking in front of an audience, so I hadn’t prepared for the nerves.
I also had to remind myself that making a mistake isn’t the end of the world. I learned a valuable lesson that day, and it was one that I will never forget. I now make sure to practice my presentations and take the time to prepare for any nerves I might experience.
I’m grateful for the experience, as it taught me to be more prepared and confident when giving presentations. It’s a lesson I will carry with me for the rest of my life.