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Ace impromptu speeches

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Giving impromptu speeches can be stressful and cause you to ramble. Adopt a standard method for quickly organizing and outlining speeches. Here are three templates:

  • Use the PREP method. This stands for Point, Reason, Example, Point. Make a point, back it up with your reason(s), provide examples and sum up your main point.
  • List pros and cons. When your speech involves a disputed issue, state the issue, address pros and cons, and finally offer your recommendation.
  • Follow the 5 Ws (Who, What, Where, When, Why). Using this method helps you cover everything. Conclude with the “why” and use it to explain why you are involved or why you feel a certain way.

— Adapted from “How to Ace the Impromptu Speech,” Andrew Dlugan, http://sixminutes.dlugan.com.

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