6 famous extemporaneous speeches by women from The Eloquent Woman Index
The Eloquent Woman
MARCH 15, 2013
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?