About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering preparation for an impromptu speech will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to prepare for an impromptu speech. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to select a topic and develop an outline for an impromptu speech
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning public speaking (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about preparing for an impromptu speech
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra public speaking learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the chapter exam on impromptu speech preparation.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the impromptu speech chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any questions about preparing for an impromptu speech. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an impromptu speech preparation unit of a standard public speaking course. Topics covered include:
- Focusing on an impromptu speech topic and creating a quick outline
- Tips for practicing impromptu speeches
- Transforming a topic into a persuasive impromptu speech
- Developing an informative impromptu speech
1. Preparing an Impromptu Speech: Topic Choice, Outline Preparation & Practice
An impromptu speech requires thinking on your feet, but that does not mean there aren't a few rules to follow, preparation and practice involved. Impromptu speeches need some of the same kind of planning as any speech.
2. Developing an Impromptu Persuasive Speech
An impromptu persuasive speech involves developing a strong spur of the moment argument for the speaker's cause. It requires several steps in order to call the audience to action.
3. Developing an Impromptu Informative Speech
Unlike a prepared informative speech, an impromptu speech of the same type allows very little time for research and preparation. But there are several things a speaker can plan for prior to delivering an impromptu speech.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking 101: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review
- Analyzing Your Audience: Help and Review
- Listening and Feedback: Help and Review
- Speech Topic, Purpose & Thesis: Help & Review
- Researching the Speech: Help and Review
- Organizing The Speech: Help and Review
- Outlining The Speech: Help and Review
- Language and Style: Help and Review
- Speech Delivery: Help and Review
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports: Help and Review
- Types of Speeches: Help and Review
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof: Help and Review
- Speech Evaluation: Help and Review