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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.

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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. Extemporaneous speaking can also serve as a signal that the barriers between an audience and speaker have been lowered, as in this eloquent commencement address by teacher and author Margaret Edson. 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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Can you speak on the "Battledecks?"

The Eloquent Woman

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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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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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The Instant Speech

Communication Steroids

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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

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"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.

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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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

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. Just because you''re at the company holiday party or at the dinner table with Grandpa Horace and Aunt Willamina, don''t leave your presentation skills back in the office. TIPS FOR TOASTING.

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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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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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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. Then yesterday I was on a webinar where the speaker was clearly reading from a script, and I realized that I had left out something very important from that original blog post.

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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.

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?

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." But it's a myth that working with a text means you'll sound unnatural or forced, and often, speakers have learned to cite their need for extemporaneous speaking as a way to avoid having someone tell them what they need to say. 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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Successful Speeches Blog " 39 Things I've learned About Public Speaking

Successful Speeches Blog

successful than extemporaneous speeches. Every year, I challenge myself on my birthday by doing consecutive. push-ups to match the birthday I’m celebrating. As you can imagine, the task becomes more difficult every year. Last year, I felt. fortunate to have eeked out the 38th push-up. Today, on my 39th birthday, I realize there’s a. chance I may not be able to meet the challenge, but I’ll be damned. if I can’t pump out 39 of something.

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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. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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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." But of the four recent finds I've made in speech collection and a memoir, three are by important women speakers. I'll be adding these to The Eloquent Woman Booklist , my collection of useful books about speeches and speaking as featured on this blog.

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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. You can only get that extemporaneous, casual look through practice--and it's the biggest practice advantage.

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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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.

No excuse for boring an audience: Advice on giving technical presentations

Presentation Zen

Better to lower the level of verbal excellence and raise the level of extemporaneous energy.". Long before "death-by-powerpoint" or vertigo-by-prezi , there were bad presentations. Really bad presentations. So don''t blame the software. The genesis of painfully dull or muddled presentations predates the computer.

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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. Speeches abound that don't deserve the title, muttered and mumbled and delivered off-hand or ill-prepared as they often are. But at their best, why are speeches important--especially today?

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. Then yesterday I was on a webinar where the speaker was clearly reading from a script, and I realized that I had left out something very important from that original blog post.

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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. Just in time for this year's Oscars comes Thank the Academy , an interactive site based on analysis of more than 200 Oscar speeches beginning in 1953 in the major categories.

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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. It's 2015, and a first has just occurred: Olympic softball medalist and sports announcer Jessica Mendoza called a nationally televised Major League Baseball (MLB) playoff game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. Calling a game in baseball, particularly in the majors, requires a variety of speaking skills.

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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. Ilhan Omar, America's first Somali-American legislator, had just spoken against a public safety bill before the Minnesota state legislature. But Rep.

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what about toastmasters?

The Eloquent Woman

Mitchell makes the distinction, however, that Toastmasters doesn't go far enough for business presentation skills and message development (the latter is a core skill if you want to make your presentations memorable, and want to speak extemporaneously).

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Happening in Las Vegas

Humor Power

In Talking with the Stars , pairs of speakers draw a random topic, then they explore it extemporaneously while connecting with the audience. Talking with the Stars. A New Event to Energize the Art of Conversation. Loren Ekroth, publisher of Better Conversations newsletter, has created a new competition like the successful Dancing with the Stars TV show.

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. This speech, in which she accepted an award at Variety''s Power of Women luncheon in 2014, got immediate and widespread attention and is a great, short example of why I admire her so.

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Powerful Presentation and Influence Tip: Treat the Context as Critical to Success


Veno submitted the written testimony we had worked on, then he used his 10 minutes to extemporaneously address his three main points. Today I was reminded of a critical presentation skill while watching Gene Veno, Executive Vice President of the PA Chiropractic Association. Veno had a mere 10 minutes to state his position about a proposed insurance merger before the PA Department of Insurance.

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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. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here''s what I shared in the week just past: Workshop deadline: Friday, Feb.

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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. She makes the most of having to stay at the lectern, however, with extemporaneous adds, lots of gestures, vocal variety and colorful language.

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