He later wrote: “It was a defining moment of the worst imaginable kind. I can’t overstate how exasperating the whole event was.” And who of us can't relate to thinking in the spotlight?
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma famously got tongue-tied in parliament and couldn't pronounce a number in the billions. He just couldn't get the words out.
Stage fright and stress do weird things to people's mental abilities. Research has proven a strong correlation between emotions and cognitive functioning.
Best we all take a chill-pill around our numbers. Seriously relaxed is the way to go.