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Mr. Jester's Speech Libguide

Impromptu Speech

An impromptu speech is a message given without much preparation. The advantages of this type of speaking is the spontaneous delivery and animated response of the audience. The disadvantages to this type of speaking is a disorganized speech. Yikes!

Here is a short list of things you can do to ensure a an organized impromptu speech.

  • Take the time to collect your thought and plan the point you want to make
  • Keep the tone of the event/ crowd in mind
  • Deliver your speech, but keep it brief and at an easy to follow pace
  • Thank your audience for the opportunity to speak


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