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Ch 14: Preparing For an Impromptu Speech

About This Chapter

Watch the short and engaging video lessons in this chapter to learn how to prepare an impromptu speech. Take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter quiz to test your comprehension of lesson topics that include developing informative and persuasive speeches.

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

VideoObjective
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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