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Extemporaneous speaking

Pivotal Public Speaking

Extemporaneous speaking should be practised and cultivated. impromptu speaking quotations about public speaking extemporaneous speakingIt is the lawyer’s avenue to the public… Abraham Lincoln.

6 famous extemporaneous speeches by women from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Most people have at least a little case of the nerves when it comes to public speaking, so it can seem doubly impressive to watch a person speaking without notes , off-the-cuff, extemporaneously. Do these famous speeches inspire you to be a little more extemporaneous in your next talk?

An extemporaneous marvel of a speech

The Eloquent Woman

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Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: What you have in common with Tina Fey

Kate's Voice

What is the secret to great extemporaneous speaking? Public Speaking exercises extemporaneous speaking practice practicing public speaking tips Tina Fey People who are good at improvisational comedy have learned to adhere to 9 basic maxims. Three of these are: Say Yes Don’t prepare Just show up At first glance these titles may seem to reinforce that you don’t need to practice to be a good improviser, but, […].

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4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

Extemporaneous. While many people think extemporaneous and impromptu are the same since they are both speeches that are not read or memorized, there is one key difference. The impromptu speech is completely off the cuff; the extemporaneous speech is thoughtfully prepared, planned and practiced. . When speaking extemporaneously, the speaker uses notes, an outline or a PowerPoint slide presentation to stay on track.

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The speech question: Use notes--or not?

The Eloquent Woman

Every speaker has a choice when it comes to her words, and I've been wondering about whether speakers prefer speech texts, extemporaneous speaking or something in between. Here's what you said: Angelina Seraphina Belmonte said her preference is to "Speak extemporaneously."

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What not to mention: Why airing the speaker's laundry doesn't help

The Eloquent Woman

inspiration for women speakers accidents and mishaps extemporaneous speakingHere's one of my pet peeves, speaking as an audience member: Speakers who tell me too much information about their disappointments in the event or their preparation for today's talk.

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Are you hiding behind your written remarks? Stand and deliver

The Eloquent Woman

Rather than have to memorize a written story or read the entire script, ease into some extemporaneous moments by practicing a personal story you know well. speechwriting notes scripts extemporaneous speaking

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Share your accidents (& saves) on the podium

The Eloquent Woman

Tags: accidents and mishaps extemporaneous speaking

"How can I take my presentation style to the next level?"

The Eloquent Woman

workshops extemporaneous speaking handling questions gesturesGood public speaking and presenting skills don't come naturally. They take practice--something lots of managers avoid or can't seem to set aside time to do.

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Is poise connected to practice in public speaking?

The Eloquent Woman

speaking with confidence practice extemporaneous speakingA while back, I asked readers of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook "If you could improve one thing about your public speaking, what would you focus on?" Tina Laue said, " Inner poise and self worth.

Speech triage — 5 questions to ask yourself to prepare a presentation quickly

Pivotal Public Speaking

Ask yourself the following 5 questions: >>> Tags: public speaking speech writing extemporaneous speaking impromptu speaking Here’s a quick and effective method for preparing a presentation when you’re under the gun and can’t spend a lot of time brainstorming.

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Get 'Good On Your Feet' as a speaker in our March 2-3 workshop

The Eloquent Woman

workshops extemporaneous speakingWhether you're making a focused business presentation or an inspiring speech, you want to do more than read your text or your slides. How will you remember what you want to say, without looking at notes? What if you get a question out of left field--and freeze?

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How to speak when you’re put on the spot

Kate's Voice

We’ve discussed the necessity to practice to be a better communicator, but many of you have told me that you love speaking extemporaneously; to your mind that means you would be better off not practicing. Practicing may take the joy out of something that you really like to do, to shape ideas as they come […]. Content Delivery Public Speaking acting technique improv practicing

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Guest post: Why saying "I don't know" is my best Q-and-A tool

The Eloquent Woman

humor extemporaneous speaking handling questions(Editor's note: Museum educator Emily Finke writes the blog This View of Life.

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Vital Speeches weighs in: "notes or not?"

The Eloquent Woman

I've asked some speechwriters I admire to share their perspective on whether speakers should choose a written speech, notes or extemporaneous speaking , a discussion we started on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. Tags: speechwriter secrets speaker preparation extemporaneous speaking

The Instant Speech

Communication Steroids

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Toasts for the Season

Professionally Speaking...

Very, very few people are naturally good extemporaneous speakers. With Thanksgiving kicking off the festive holiday season next week here in the US, many of you will find yourselves in numerous situations where a toast or a few words to a group will be in order.

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15 Minutes - Including Q & A - A Book Review

Dahle Communication

I'm almost wondering if Joey did Extemporaneous speaking as a high school student because his method is exactly what I have taught my students for the past 10 years: 1. Many of us have seen lousy presentations after lousy presentations.

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Another tip for reading from a script

Speak Schmeak

Then they proceed to rehearse and memorize until those lines sound extemporaneous and unscripted. My "Our Town" script from 8th grade I wrote last year that speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted , and I gave some tips on how to sound more natural.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Then, after the third or fourth class, we were told to hand over our notes and to speak extemporaneously. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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My favorite fixes for public speaking: Write and learn a script

The Eloquent Woman

I can hear you saying now, "But I don't want to sound scripted," or, "I'm only at my best when I can speak extemporaneously." As a speaker coach, it's my job to keep a lot of tools in my toolbox to help my clients improve their public speaking.

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King, Hamer, Ginsburg, Obama: Speech collections & a memoir

The Eloquent Woman

Houck, is the first collection of speeches by the noted civil rights activist, including transcriptions of her extemporaneous remarks. Women speakers often are left out of collections of "major speeches."

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7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you do it solo or with a team, practice will help you: Look like you didn't need practice: Call it the Great Irony of Public Speaking: The speaker who practices winds up looking relaxed, unruffled, at ease and extemporaneous.

More ways to use The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women's Speeches

The Eloquent Woman

With more than 100 speeches and counting, The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women''s Speeches is a powerhouse resource if you''re looking for quotes, speech examples or inspiration and training help from women speakers. This year, we''re slicing the Index to make it more useful.

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Famous Speech Friday: Minn. Rep. Hortman calls out white male colleagues

The Eloquent Woman

If you see something, say something: Using even a short speech to describe what you see around you can be both simple and powerful, as speaking tactics go (and it's well suited to the fishbowl of a legislature and to extemporaneous remarks). She wasn't speaking. Another woman legislator, Rep.

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How do you get a winning beginning?

The Eloquent Woman

Do you dive right in with extemporaneous remarks, made up on the spot? When it comes to starting a speech or presentation, how do you go about getting a winning beginning? Plan carefully? Tell a joke? Get sidetracked by nerves, the audience settling down, or your own thoughts?

Why are speeches important?

The Eloquent Woman

This time, I'm not talking about presentations or extemporaneous remarks, but formal speeches of all kinds. Yes, there are speeches that can make you feel as if you never want to hear another word on the topic, or as if they'll never end.

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Another tip for reading from a script

Speak Schmeak

Then they proceed to rehearse and memorize until those lines sound extemporaneous and unscripted. My "Our Town" script from 8th grade I wrote last year that speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted , and I gave some tips on how to sound more natural.

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"Thank the Academy" analyzes Oscar speeches & gender issues in interactive site

The Eloquent Woman

Acceptance speeches with notes are longer --just over two minutes--than the extemporaneous ones, which average about one minute, 23 seconds.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

The ability to speak extemporaneously and with authority requires that knowledge base.

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How Obama could eliminate his ums (and so could you)

Speaking about Presenting

Barack Obama, whose superior speaking skills undoubtedly contributed to his ascent to the presidency, is known to lapse into unwords whenever he departs from his trusty teleprompter and speaks extemporaneously. A number of high-profile presentation bloggers and authors have commented recently on Barack Obama’s speaking style - when he doesn’t have his teleprompter in front of him. Bert Decker.

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis: "Everything should be spoken"

The Eloquent Woman

So you''ll hear ums and pauses aplenty, and yet she''s among the most eloquent extemporaneous speakers I''ve heard. Viola Davis is among my favorite speakers here at The Eloquent Woman and she''s in the very small club of women with three speeches in our Index of famous speeches by women.

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9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

Be a guest on a podcast (great way to extemporaneous speaking!),

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

About the quote: Oh, that Margaret Edson, having some fun in a stunning extemporaneously delivered commencement address. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

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Famous Speech Friday: Christine Lagarde on "dynamic resilience"

The Eloquent Woman

Work the lectern: This is a long speech, and it needed to be a prepared speech--it''s tough to maintain almost 40 minutes extemporaneously and cover all the ground Lagarde needed to cover.

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From the vault: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you do it solo or with a team, practice will help you: Look like you didn''t need practice: Call it the Great Irony of Public Speaking: The speaker who practices winds up looking relaxed, unruffled, at ease and extemporaneous.

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Speakers get their own 'American Idol?'

The Eloquent Woman

Young speakers in Britain are amidst an American Idol-style competition called "The Speaker," which poses weekly challenges (be a newscaster, speak to the nation, be a tour guide, speak extemporaneously and more) and offers speaker-mentors in the form of vocal, body language and other coaches.

2013's top 10 Famous Speech Friday posts on The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

Six famous extemporaneous speeches by women gives you a look at six stunning speeches, all done without text or notes. Every week, we publish a "Famous Speech Friday" post featuring a famous speech by a woman.

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11 famous speeches by women about work from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

This talk is extemporaneous, a real tour de force. Women''s work is never done, they say--making it a natural topic when women give speeches. I''ve chosen 11 famous speeches by women about labor and work in advance of Labor Day, all from The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

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Presentation Preparation

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

Other speakers she found liked developing and practicing their big themes then going for a more extemporaneous approach to their presentations. ComputerWorld Editor Maryfran Johnson has an interesting article about the importance of preparation when developing a presentation. For some speakers she found that practicing out loud in advance of their presentation was in part the key to their success as presenters.

Starting 2014 with 128 speeches in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Please share this image and the Index I''ve accomplished many things in my career, but few can match the impact of The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women , which saw many milestones in 2013.

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