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The Power of Humor in an Impromptu Speech

This project focuses on strategies for adding humour to any speech, especially impromptu speeches.


Purpose: The purpose of this project is for you to develop your method for giving impromptu speeches and practice adapting rehearsed stories during a presentation.


Overview: You will deliver two 2- to 3-minute speeches. When you are ready to begin the first of your speeches, the Toastmaster of the Day will select a topic from the Impromptu Speech Topics resource. Your speech must last 2 to 3 minutes and include at least one anecdote that is related to the topic. When the first speech is complete, give a second 2- to 3-minute speech on a new topic. Both topics should be selected at random and without your prior knowledge.


This project includes:

■ The Impromptu Speech Topics resource

■ Two 2- to 3-minute impromptu speeches

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