Weekly Tip

FINDING YOUR LOST TRAIN OF THOUGHT

We have all been in a situation where we are rolling along either in a one-on-one or one-to-group and “poof” the train of thought is lost.  An embarrassing moment!

There is no need to be embarrassed since it happens to everyone including the people you are talking to.

The reason we lose our train of thought is that we have allowed our eyes to move around too quickly and in the process, we have to force-feed too much information to our brain and the brain has switched from output to input.

There are three things you can do.

  1. If you feel you are about to lose your train of thought, slow your eye connection down and concentrate on one person.
  2. Pause a little more and linger longer on each person.  Remember three seconds of pause is nothing and during the pause, the listener thinks about what you said. The longer pauses will give you time to catch up to your point.
  3. If you don’t connect back into your point, then simply tell the listeners “I just lost my train of thought, has that ever happened to anyone?”  They have been in the same situation and will jump in and tell you where you left off and help you out!

MAKING IT BETTER NEXT TIME

So as you can see, it is easy to lose your train of thought and just as easy to find it!!

TYP

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