Extemporaneous speakers incorporate techniques from other kinds of delivery by committing some parts to memory, occasionally reading from note cards and throwing in an off-the-cuff remark to generate interest and engage the audience. In short, extemporaneous speakers have to be well-prepared.
In this one-day experiential workshop, participants will learn to organise and deliver effective speeches and the use of cue cards, also known as confidence cards. Participants will learn the importance of total body expressions using both linguistic and paralinguistic features, featuring verbal and non-verbal cues such as words, voice tonality and expressions of face and body. They will also be given opportunities to make impromptu speeches where they persuade their audience of their point of view by delivering their speech effectively. They will recognise the need to read widely, be well-informed, think through the content, form opinions, before delivering a speech in an effective persuasive manner.