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  • 1. Does the idea of Impromptu Speaking have you running scared?
    Summary of a presentation initially presented to the Phoenix-Toronto Toastmaster Group on: August 17th, 2010
    Presented by: Michelle Warren, Distinguished Toastmaster
  • 2. Five tips to master the Impromptu talk
    Listen
    Pause
    Confirm
    Tell
    End!
    Excerpt from Toastmasters International, Better Speaker Series, “Impromptu Speaking.”
  • 3. Impromptu Speaking Strategies
    Express an opinion
    Address cause and effect
    Break the topic into components
    Discuss the past, present, and future
    Excerpt from Toastmasters International, Better Speaker Series, “Impromptu Speaking.”
  • 4. Impromptu Speaking Strategies
    Meeting theme
    Word of the night
    Quotations **Contest tactic**
    Mini Speech: intro, body, conclusion
    Tell a story
    Humour
    Questioning
    Inform the audience
    Persuade the audience
    Inspire the audience
    Excerpt from Michelle Warren’s experience
  • 5. Still looking for ideas?
    Look for ideas in your real life:
    What happened today?
    What book are you reading?
    What movie did you see?
    What are you wearing?
    What made you laugh?
    What stresses you out?
    What makes you go, “hmmmm??”
    Excerpt from Michelle Warren’s experience
  • 6. But DO NOT
    Apologize
    Ramble
    Invent**
    **in TableTopics, try being creative, but exercise caution with this tactic in real life**
    Excerpt from Toastmasters International, Better Speaker Series, “Impromptu Speaking .”
  • 7. Be prepared?
    "The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about."
    ~ Michael Mescon
  • 8. Dealing with Nervousness
    Top 3 Solutions
    Experience
    Mental rehearsal
    Relaxation techniques
    Excerpt from Toastmasters International, Better Speaker Series, “Take the Terror out of Talk”
  • 9. Inevitable?
    “If you have stagefright, it never goes away.
    But then I wonder:
    is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?”
    ~Stevie Nicks
  • 10. Parting tidbits:
    SMILE! HAVE FUN!
    Remember – no one wants to see you fail!
    We are cheering for your success!
    If, by chance, you suspect that someone is even slightly routing for your failure – PROVE THEM WRONG!
    And don’t forget to breathe. 
  • 11. Thank you!
    Any questions?
    Michelle Warren
    michelle@michellewarren.ca