Panic! How Do You Picture Yourself When You Get Into Some Panicky Situation?

Philippines
June 15, 2007 12:26am CST
I would not know what to do. I just got a message from the boss that there is an emergency presentation that I have to make. My hands would like to go through my files and a part of me would like to go through the files in the computer. There seems to be so much to do in so little time. Another thing is, I have no visual aids yet. If it were you in my situation, what will you do?
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6 responses
@Sailor (1161)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I usually quickly assess the situation, then take charge of the situation and overcome.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
that is surely the best way to cope with panicky situations. how i wish that i can be like that, too. i have never been good at handling such situations.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
15 Jun 07
My palms go sweaty, my head aches, my body actually stiffens and I even feel like I'm out of breath. Go to your office, or somewhere quiet, sit there, breathe in slowly and just let your body go through the motions and eventually you will calm down, well thats what I do. Then find out how you can go about completing the task as best you can. Don't be shy to ask the boss again for more detail and even ask a fellow workmate to help out if you can. No visual aids like projector/laptop and powerpoint presentation? when you figure out what you need to say and what information you need to convey, print it out in note form and bind the notes toegether in any form you can i.e. staples, bind, and hand out to the audience. They can use these to follow while your talking and to write their own notes as well. (thats if you have enough time to do this). Good luck, I don't like presentations especially if I am the one giving them UGH :)
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• Philippines
16 Jun 07
yes, even if we are also used to giving presentations, the preparations are very intricate. now, as for the visual aid, it is better to make use of the projector. i can use some of those files in the cabinet. i need only to make few pages more. thank you for this suggestion. as for the hand outs, i think that there is still sufficient time for that.
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
if this happens to me, i would stay calm as much as i can. breathe in some air and think positive and say 'i can do it...i can do it' for many times. this makes your body and mind feel relaxed for awhile and later continue looking for the materials you will be needing in your presentation. well, i know this is easier said than done but the point is you are able to manage and control the whole situation. remember the old saying, 'haste makes waste', so take your time as you prepare yourself for the 'battle' tomorrow.
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• Philippines
16 Jun 07
the battle will surely be won. the advises the i get from the people here in mylot are always very helpful. yes, haste makes waste and there is a need to control the surges of the undesirable feeling.
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
calm yourself. put things first on the line and everything will become smooth and easy. The more you will panic, the more you won't be able to accomplish anything. Lastly, put a sign on your doorknob "DON'T DISTURB"
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• Philippines
15 Jun 07
i like the don't disturb suggestion. however, we have one big room for six of us employees. yes, i am calmed down now. and taking the preparations step by step.
@hari120 (623)
• India
15 Jun 07
YOU have put up a very good discussion. in such situations i would advise you to first WRITE DOWN the steps you need to do to complete the work and then do it one by one .this way you can complete the job without much tension. and if you can do some deep breathing in between it will help you to reduce the tension. Also please note try not lose your temper or get angry.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 07
thank you for this advice. i must complete the job without much tension. there is a need to sit down and write down the steps needed to undertake to complete the work. yes, i will do this and the deep breathing, too.
@Sailor (1161)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I usually quickly assess the situation, then take charge of the situation and overcome.
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