In 2014 Michael Bay was invited to CES2014, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Samsung was launching a new TV and had summoned the famous Hollywood director to endorse the product on stage. As usual, such marketing is intended to benefit both parties. Everyone is a winner. Except that in this instance things didn’t quite go according to the plan. It was a classic case of an anxiety attack for public speaking.
Real events such as this are a great opportunity to learn more about public speaking. The purpose of this exercise is to show how destructive thoughts can completely paralyse a person in certain situations and how using constructive thoughts can help getting through the experience and learn from it.