An impromptu speech is delivered with little or no immediate preparation. Few people choose to speak impromptu, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In fact, many of the speeches you give in your life will be impromptu. You might be called on suddenly to “say a few words” or, in the course of a class discussion, business meeting, or committee report, want to respond to the previous speaker.
When such situation arise, the only thing that you can do is don’t panic. No one expects you to deliver a perfect speech on that moment. If you are in meeting or discussion, pay close attention to what the other speakers say. Take notes of major points with which you agree or disagree. In the process, you will automatically begin to formulate what you will say when it is your turn to speak.
The best way to become a better impromptu speaker is to practice. You should practice on how to control nervousness, think positively, and don’t expect perfection when giving an impromptu speech. By practicing all these steps, I’m sure everyone can give an excellent impromptu speech.