If you’re going to fail, fail live.

When a TEDx speaker stumbles, the room roots for him/her, eager for them to succeed. Applause at the end reflects this.

When a Cirque De Soleil juggler fumbles, the room gets more excited, knowing it’s a tough act and wants to see it succeed. Applause at the end reflects this.

Not every failure benefits from an audience. But failing let’s those watching know that we’re human, too. Now we want to see you overcome the challenge before you.

Success moves you forward. Oftentimes, so can failing live.