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Impromptu
Speeches
~ All good speeches, even short and
scantily-prepared ones, derive power
and effectiveness through some...
*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:
1.  Prepared Quotes
2.  Main Ideas/Points
3.  Strong ...
1. Quotes:
• Ahead

of time,
MEMORIZE A
FEW
QUOTATIONS
that you can use
in almost any
situation.

• “The

early bird gets
...
2. CHOOSE some Main Ideas/
Points
• 
• 
• 

Think of 2-3 main ideas
as you stand up
Slowly scan the room
Take a deep, rela...
2. Write down your Main
Points
• 

If you have the
facilities, write your
main ideas/points on
the whiteboard to help
you ...
3. Begin with a strong
utterance—e.g.,
• 

• 

Repeat the topic as a
statement: e.g., “Paper
Airplanes…”
Ask a question ab...
3. Other possible first
words
• 

• 

Your intention for the
speech: “I’m going to tell
you about paper
airplanes”
One of ...
4. Try to use at least one
example or story
• 

• 

Using these elements gives
you something to “latch
onto”
It also helps...
5. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS…
• 

If you reach a dead end,
use the “Magic
Phrase”:

“For example…”
6. RECAP YOUR 2-3 MAIN
POINTS:
• Recap

your 2-3 main points when
you’ve finished with them:
E.g., “Paper airplanes are fu...
Impromptu
Speeches
So—
Now you’ve learned some tips on giving a
GREAT impromptu speech!
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  1. 1. Impromptu Speeches ~ All good speeches, even short and scantily-prepared ones, derive power and effectiveness through some of the same techniques. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States LicenseThis material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Contact: Phil Venditti (253.589.5595) / phil.venditti@cptc.edu
  2. 2. *Remember* •  It’s always fine to tell ‘em what you’re going to tell ‘em, tell ‘em, and tell ‘em what you told ‘em.
  3. 3. Here are some ITEMS which can help you make good impromptu speeches: 1.  Prepared Quotes 2.  Main Ideas/Points 3.  Strong First Words 4.  Stories 5.  The “Magic Phrase” 6.  Recap
  4. 4. 1. 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.”
  5. 5. 2. CHOOSE some Main Ideas/ Points •  •  •  Think of 2-3 main ideas as you stand up Slowly scan the room Take a deep, relaxed breath before you begin speaking
  6. 6. 2. 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.
  7. 7. 3. Begin with a strong utterance—e.g., •  •  Repeat the topic as a statement: e.g., “Paper Airplanes…” Ask a question about the topic: “What do I think about paper airplanes?”
  8. 8. 3. Other possible first words •  •  Your intention for the speech: “I’m going to tell you about paper airplanes” One of your all-purpose memorized quotations
  9. 9. 4. Try to use at least one 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
  10. 10. 5. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS… •  If you reach a dead end, use the “Magic Phrase”: “For example…”
  11. 11. 6. 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.” N.B.: Handy transitions to lead into the recap include “so…,” “to wrap it up, then,” “therefore,” “as you can see,” etc.
  12. 12. Impromptu Speeches So— Now you’ve learned some tips on giving a GREAT impromptu speech! This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States LicenseThis material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Contact: Phil Venditti (253.589.5595) / phil.venditti@cptc.edu

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