3 Simple Steps in Giving an Impromptu Speech

You may find yourself getting better and better at becoming a presenter or a speaker. You’ve rehearsed your lines well and you were able to give good presentations or speeches every single time. But how about impromptu speeches? What if you’re in a  meeting or gathering and you were suddenly asked to give a short speech? How would you deal with it? How do you make sure that you won’t fumble and make it look like you do this everyday for a living?

Well, fret not. Here are three simple steps in giving an awesome impromptu speech:

  • Step One: Start your remarks with, “First of all, I’d like to say…” This statement will help you gather your thoughts. If you were asked a question that you needed to answer, then you could rephrase it by saying:   “First of all, I’d like to acknowledge the challenge we are facing…”
  • Step Two: Follow it with “Next…” So after stating your first thought, say a relevant piece information that supports your previous statement like an important statistic, evidence or example. You can tell a story too.
  • Step Three: Then lastly you say “And finally…” where you briefly summarize what you have said and add your final thought.

For more insight on this matter, please head to:  Asked to Give an Impromptu Speech? It’s as Easy as One, Two, Three

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