Ace Impromtu Speeches With P.R.E.P.

The art of impromptu speaking
Impromptu speaking - the art of impromptu speaking

P.R.E.P. and how you and your audience will enjoy impromptu speeches



Even the most confident and experienced speakers become a little warmer when asked to speak at short notice about something they have not prepared for. How about you, do you like those moments when you get called upon to say something. Are you tongue-tied or do you welcome such an occasion? Some like it and others stand there stuttering, have sweaty hands and have a pulse rate like after a heavy workout.

Do not renounce the chances. There are many opportunities for impromptu speeches, be it in an interview, at a work meeting or at a social event such as a family reunion.




From zero to a hundred


What is there to say on the subject in a nutshell? How to start and what to make an impression on? Pro or contra? Sometimes it is first necessary to clarify your own point of view. The many thoughts want to be arranged to find their way around and present it to the audience in a convincing way. Therefore, one of the first steps is choosing a suitable speech structure.




Master impromptu speeches with P.R.E.P.


A very simple speech structure suitable for blatant speech is P.R.E.P. Here each letter stands for an English term, a kind of memory hook. With this aid, you can prepare a speech within a very short time and even use it in an impromptu speech.

P.R.E.P. stands for:




Start your speech with your main point. Focus on a point instead of getting bogged down. So it’s easier for your audience to follow your thoughts.





Reasons in the sense of justification. Tell your audience why you believe your argument is true. When available, you can use research and statistics if it is credible.





Use one or more examples to illustrate your main point and justifications.





And again a point, this time the one that comes out. Repeat your key messages to make them work in the minds of the audience.






Do you like P.R.E.P.?  I’d love to hear from you. Tell me, if this simple structure was useful for your spontaneous speeches.