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Ways to respond when you have no time to prepare for a 1-2 minute speech.

Ways to respond when you have no time to prepare for a 1-2 minute speech.

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    • Impromptu Speeches ~ All good speeches, even short and scantily-prepared ones, derive power and effectiveness through some of the same techniques.
    •  *Remember*
      • It’s always fine to tell ‘em what you’re going to tell ‘em, tell ‘em, and tell ‘em what you told ‘em.
    • Here are some ITEMS which can help you make good impromptu speeches:
      • Quotes
      • Main Ideas/Points
      • Personal Statements
      • The “Magic Phrase”
      • Recap
    • Quotes:
      • Ahead of time, MEMORIZE A FEW QUOTATIONS that you can use in almost any situation .
      • “ The early bird gets the worm.”
      • “ Every dog has its day.”
      • “ What goes around, comes around. ”
    • Beginning your speech: use some Main Ideas/Points
      • To start: Stand up slowly & scan the room
      • Think of 2-3 main ideas as you stand up
      • Take a breath before you begin speaking
    • Write down your Main Points :
      • If you have the facilities, write your main ideas/points on the whiteboard to help you and your audience keep them in mind.
    • To Start, you can use a Personal Statement:
      • Repeat the topic as a statement: e.g., “Paper Airplanes…”
      • Ask a question about the topic: “What do I think about paper airplanes?”
    • Other Personal Statements :
      • You might…
      • Say that you are going to discuss the topic: “I’m going to tell you about paper airplanes…”
      • Deliver an all-purpose memorized quotation.
    • Try to use at least one personal COMMENT, example, or story:
      • Using these elements gives you something to “latch onto.”
      • It also helps establish your personality, bonds you with your audience, and lends vitality to your comments.
    • WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS…
      • If you reach a dead end, use the “Magic Phrase” :
      • “ For Example…”
    • Recap your 2-3 Main Points:
      • Recap your 2-3 main points when you’ve finished with them:
      • E.g., “Paper airplanes are fun, easy to make, and educational.”
      • *Handy transition words to lead into this recap are “so…,” “therefore,” “as you can see,” etc.
    • Impromptu Speeches Soooooooo— Now you’ve learned some tips on giving a GREAT impromptu speech!