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Preparing For an Impromptu Speech - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
An impromptu speech is traditionally a short speech made with very little time to prepare. While most impromptu speeches occur in the classroom setting or debate arena, it's possible that you could find yourself in a situation where you're asked to make an impromptu speech at your job or a formal or informal event. The short video lessons in this chapter take a closer look at the process of making an impromptu speech. How can you focus in on an impromptu topic and know exactly what to say with such short notice? In this chapter, you'll learn methods and get the practice necessary to create impromptu speeches that are both informative and persuasive.
Each lesson offers a self-assessment quiz to test your comprehension of the materials. Instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have. After completing this chapter, you will better understand:
- Creating a quick outline for an impromptu speech
- Practicing what you'll say during an impromptu speech
- Transforming speech topics into 3-5 minute persuasive and informative speeches
|Preparing an Impromptu Speech: Topic Choice, Outline Preparation & Practice||Learn about how to choose a topic, develop and outline and practice giving an impromptu speech.|
|Developing an Impromptu Persuasive Speech||Discover techniques for giving a persuasive speech.|
|Developing an Impromptu Informative Speech||Find out how to write an engaging and informative 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 Communications 101: Public Speaking course
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Analyzing Your Audience
- Listening and Feedback
- Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech
- Researching the Speech
- Organizing The Speech
- Outlining The Speech
- Language and Style
- Speech Delivery
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
- Types of Speeches
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Speech Evaluation
- Required Assignments for Communications 101
- Studying for Communications 101