Back in October 2012, I was kindly invited to deliver a talk at TEDxCheltenham about the idea of Bebanking that I wrote about here last July.
I’d meticulously rehearsed my lines – learning the the script off by heart – and was all set to deliver the speech.
It went well – for about two minutes. And then my mind went blank. The lines were lost. I stood in the spotlight before an audience with absolutely no recollection of what I was supposed to say next.