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Impromptu speaking phoenix toronto tm aug 17 2010 m warren

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Impromptu speaking phoenix toronto tm aug 17 2010 m warren

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

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