Managing Conference Presentation and Discussion Session Breakdown (Repair)
Everybody makes mistakes in speech, particularly when under pressure and experiencing nerves, exponentially so when trying to maintain an academic posture in front of an audience of peers. Consequently, many presenters suffer some type of breakdown, especially when performing a CP in one’s second or third language. But there are ways to deal with these problems gracefully and constructively. In this short chapter, I will outline a few common, helpful strategies for such cases.