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Monday, 03 April 2017 03:22

How can I give an impromptu speech?

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Be SincereYou ask a simple question, however providing you a comprehensive answer is anything but simple.

Anybody can give an impromptu speech. Delivering an impromptu speech is simply speaking about a topic that you have no advance warning about and speaking at short notice.

Note that I said anybody can do so, far fewer can do it effectively. It takes practice. You have to get used to answering questions and speaking out loud.

If you are over the age of 18, I would strongly suggest you check out Toastmasters. If you have a club in your community, it can be a great place to practice impromptu speaking.

We have something called Table Topics. This is where our Table Topics Master poses a question, usually based on the meeting’s theme and puts the question to a specific member to answer.

This gets you up on your feet, thinking fast and responding coherently. Then you will have a fellow member provide you with some feedback on how you did and you can improve. That helps maximize your skill development and your self-confidence when speaking ‘off-the-cuff’.

Here are some links to other articles I have posted to Quora on the subject. Perhaps they will help.

How do I improve my extemporaneous speaking skills besides just practicing?

How should I end my extempore speech?

How can I build the art of public speaking in myself?

How do I deliver a good impromptu speech?

Thanks for your question!

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Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANEI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic. He is a long-time member of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and is the driving force behind its long-term success. 

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