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Tips on how to handle impromptu topics as a speaker. Learning to think on your feet is a great way to increase your confidence as a speaker. We have to deal with off the cuff questions daily - after …

Tips on how to handle impromptu topics as a speaker. Learning to think on your feet is a great way to increase your confidence as a speaker. We have to deal with off the cuff questions daily - after presentations, when dating and in social situations.

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  • Tips for speaking off the cuff
  • Relating ideas (analogy) together
    e.g. handling fear of snakes similar to fear of speaking
  • Speaking to the opposite
    Changing the view or approach.
    e.g. on corruption, speak to integrity and principle
  • If you were a cat? Alien? Fly on wall? chair?
    Life would be
    Topic would seem
  • 2 characters discussing the topic
    Father and son, mother and daughter, husband wife ...
  • loosely related to the topic
  • Dramatic story relating to topic
  • Aliens, cows that talk, mind reading
    and chip implants
  • Speak to the past or future of the topic
    What it meant or will mean in another time
  • Two or more sides of argument
    Trig is easy, walking and chewing gum is hard
  • It was a dark and stormy night, the wind howled
    Mrs Faversham was in the library
  • Meat, meet - Meat :)
    Begonia - no longer just a flower ….
    The place you go when you are gone from here…

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  • 1. Impromptu tips for Speakers
  • 2. Analogy
  • 3. Reframing
  • 4. Change the angle
  • 5. Create a dialogue
  • 6. Open with a question, quote or joke This reminds me of the quote by Einstein “...” Ha Ha Ha
  • 7. Personal monodrama
  • 8. Make it ridiculous … 8
  • 9. Past, present and future
  • 10. On one hand, on the other hand
  • 11. Dramatic story
  • 12. Alternate meanings
  • 13. 1