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  • 1. On the Spot! Impromptu Speaking 101 Patrick Barton - Speech Professor - Lone Star College-Cyfair Email: Patrick.S.Barton(S)lonestar.edu - Phone: 281-290-3473 Structure Breakdown Attention Getting Device (AGD) » > Tell a story What's In It For Me (WIIFM) Statement » > Why should the audience care? Thesis » > A single, simple sentence that sums up your entire speech Preview of Main Points (POMP) » > Summarize what you're going to talk about Main Point » > Simple, short, full sentence summarizing Answers the question "Why is my thesis true?" After creating the sentence, create a one-word tag for transitioning • Transitions » > moves you between main points • Review of Main Points (ROMP) » > Summarizes what you talked about Closer > » A finishing line that closes off your speech Impromptu Recipe 1. First your thesis 2. Second your WIIFM 3. Third your Main Points and Supporting Material 4. Fourth your AGD and Closer 5. Fifth your POMP/ROMP/Transitions 6. Finally, put it back in order!