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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Chapter 11Speak Easy: Tips for 7 Types of Speeches

7 Types of Speeches

Impromptu Speaking

You’re not always going to have a lot of time to prepare or practice for a speech. In fact, you might only have a few minutes or less. This kind of presentation is called an impromptu speech. It’s those times when someone rushes up to you and says, “Hey, dude, Jason is stuck in traffic. Can you give the toast?” or “We forgot to get someone to introduce the district manager. Can you say a few words?” Though this might seem like a nightmare scenario, it’s probably because you think “impromptu” means giving a speech without any preparation. And giving a speech without any prior thought would be a bad dream. Even the highest skilled speakers wouldn’t consider ...

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