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Extemporaneous Speeches

Speaking extemporaneously is a very important skill to learn. Unlike Manuscript speeches where people speak off a teleprompter or a memorized speech like in acting, an extemporaneous speech is delivered from key points in an outline or off a notecard. Extemporaneous speakers understand the topic of the presentation well, and by being prepared and practicing ahead of time, they can use cue words to deliver their speech. Speaking extemporaneously is important as it allows students the flexibility to adapt their speech to the audience, maintain more eye contact, and come across an expert on the topic. Learning how to speak extemporaneously greatly increases speakers' credibility with the audience.

Topics and Concepts Covered

  • Researching Topic to become Expert
  • Develop a Strong Introduction
  • Outline Main Points of the Speech
  • Integrate Supporting Materials into Speech
  • Draft a Memorable Conclusion
  • Practice and more Practice
  • Learn how to Adapt and Connect with Audience
  • Speak off Cue words and ideas on notecard
  • Maintain Eye Contact
  • Watch Audience
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