Introductory Speeches: Facts Are Your Friends (04:04)
An introductory speech creates a snapshot and builds anticipation for an upcoming speaker. It is important to determine the occasion, consider the audience, and the subject being introduced.
Introductory Speeches: Introducing Yourself (03:40)
To begin writing a self-introduction sort of speech, consider why the speech is being made and to whom. There should be an introduction, body, and conclusion as well as nonverbal body language. Having a pre-written self-introduction can be useful in professional settings.
Introductory Speeches: Creating a 90-Second Introduction (03:00)
Introducing a new person in a short speech requires a short interview, and then a creative arrangement including an introduction and a body. Practicing the speech beforehand can ensure the speech is 90 seconds long and includes who, what, where, and why.
Impromptu Speeches: Elements of Effective Speeches (04:07)
Impromptu speeches do not allow time for preparation and practice, but techniques can still be employed. Thinking about a speech in terms of introduction, body, and conclusion can be helpful. Remember the audience will be sympathetic and the topic will likely be very clear.
Impromptu Speeches: Focusing the Topic (02:43)
In a setting like a birthday party, thinking about things that the audience has in common is a good way to go. A strong conclusion will ensure a short impromptu speech is effective.
Impromptu Speeches: Speed Planning (03:44)
Impromptu speeches could occur in class, at a meeting, or at a party. A filler statement can buy time to answer a question, while an introductory statement can give time to prepare a story.
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