Impromptu Speaking

Giving a speech with little to no notice can be quiet the challenge, however we are asked to perform these speeches frequently. This video will focus on how you can prepare for an impromptu speech and give a speech your audience will remember.

WHAT COMMUNICATION QUESTIONS DOES THIS VIDEO ANSWER?

· How can you prepare for an impromptu speech?

· How can making a bulleted list help?

· Why is it important to understand your content before giving an impromptu speech?

· Why is conducting an audience analysis important?

· How much content should you prepare for the chance impromptu speech?

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Communication is everywhere, but do you know how to effectively communicate? My name is Jill Schiefelbein with Impromptu Guru and these 60 second videos will help you communicate well.

Impromptu speaking. You have to be prepared to speak anywhere and at anytime. But with a name like Impromptu Guru, I hope I know what I’m talking about.

To prepare yourself to be the best impromptu speaker that you can what you should do is make sure you genuinely know your topic. And by understanding your content and understanding your audience, no matter what situation you’re in, you’re going to be able to do deliver a speech effectively. Let me give you an example.

Let’s say you have to go in to a business meeting and you know there’s going to be a 50/50 chance you’re going to be called on, come prepared with just a few bullet pointed notes, and those bullet points will help you get an outline in your head mentally of what you want to deliver.

Say you’re going into a situation where you know you might be asked “Well, what do you do for a living?” Take advantage of those opportunities by in your head getting one or two points that you know you want to communicate. It doesn’t matter what order you say the words in or how that message comes out in terms of order of the content, but what matters is you cover the points that are important to you so that people remember your message no matter the situation.

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