Impromptu Speaking

Impromptu Speaking

2nd Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Vera Gough
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138572

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Impromptu Speaking, Second Edition provides a time-saving method and a guide for the type of speech anyone might make. The book, in particular, covers how to make short speeches in a conversational way. Organized into four chapters, the book begins with an explanation of confidence in speechmaking. The role that sense of humor plays in a speech is also addressed. Subsequent chapter elucidates the five-point plan, which corresponds to the fingers and thumb of one hand. In studying the plan, no. 1 (little finger) always refers to the occasion, and no. 5 (thumb) always refers to the purpose of it. Then, with practice, notes are written against 2, 3, and 4 only. In the last chapter, plans and examples are given. This book will be helpful to anyone who will make an impromptu speech.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    1. Confidence in Speechmaking

    2. A Sense of Humor

    3. How to Memorize a Five-Point Plan

    4. Plans and Examples

    Introduce a Speaker

    Propose a Vote of Thanks

    Propose a Toast at a Dinner

    Reply to a Toast at a Dinner

    Present a Gift

    Accept the Presentation of a Gift

    Open a Sale of Work

    Comment at a Fashion Show

    Comment with Film Slides

    Welcome Guests on an Informal Occasion

    Express Thanks on an Informal Occasion

    Propose a Toast at a Birthday Party

    Propose a Toast at a Wedding

    Present an Idea at a Business Meeting

    Informal Report by Chairman of a Sub-Committee

Product details

  • No. of pages: 104
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138572

About the Author

Vera Gough

About the Editors

Robert Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

Dean Athelstan Spilhaus

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