Impromptu speaking: Speaking off the cuff

How to give an impressive impromptu speech
Impromptu speaking
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Training for impromptu speeches


Make a success of speaking off the cuff. Learn how to deliver a powerful impromptu speech. Impromptu speaking tips and training.

I’m just preparing my impromptu remarks.

Winston Churchill

Impromptu Speaking


… “Do not you want to say a few words about your experiences?”
… “May I ask you for a short statement on the subject?”
… “Did I forget to let you know that we announced you as a speaker?”




— That was never mentioned! But now I need a speech … quickly!


Impromptu speeches are the pinnacle of communication because they are kept out of the situation without any preparation. …

Completely free and without any preparation? In fact, you can train a lot beforehand: namely, all the techniques that make it possible to spontaneously confidently and convincingly expose your words to the public. In the future, you will no longer have to fake a fainting spell or tip over a glass of red wine over your white shirt so you do not have to go on stage.

With practice, you will have only one problem with blatant language: Hardly anyone will believe that you have not been in the study room for at least a day with lots of coffee. But that’s acceptable, right?



  • Structure your thoughts and your speech easily and quickly
  • Thinking on your feet
  • How to start
  • Flexible and creative implementation of unexpected topics
  • Development of speech thinking
  • Emotional speaking
  • How to present even complex ideas clearly
  • Transitions
  • Breathing technique and posture
  • Being present
  • Body language
  • Keywords concept
  • Humour
  • Tricks for impromptu speeches
  • How to win a contest
  • Practice, practice, practice!



The training teaches you as a speaker to enjoy spontaneous speech opportunities. You will effectively present unprepared speeches and gain sovereignty and serenity.

Who is this training for?


Women and men of science, industry, and politics who want to develop their communication skills and be well-prepared for brilliant speeches.



Theory with demonstrations, group work, individual work, role-playing, simulations, exchanging experiences, discussion, exercises, feedback, ImproRhetoric™, audio and video recordings.

Training events in Berlin



For effective training, a maximum of SIX SEATS is available in the group training.

Please contact me regarding questions and registration!

* The deadline for early birds shall be the date of receipt of payment, not the application date.

Note: Group training is also available as corporate training. Do you want an even more intense, tailor-made program in which you plan the content and session dates individually with me? I recommend that you book this training program as individual training or coaching. Recommended: at least 10 hours.



The price of the open group training includes a 30-minute preparation session and a 30-minute follow-up session via telephone or preferably online.

Why and when with me?


There are several options for communication and presentation training. It is not always easy to decide which one is the best. There are many good alternatives. To help you make an informed decision, I will tell you a lot about myself and what I do on these pages. The numerous articles will give you a first impression of my style. You can learn about the WHAT, the HOW and also the WHY. I like transparency. You can also ask someone who has already worked with me, or - the most convincing and effective way - come and see me for a first 60 or 90-minute session.

What clients say


Working with Karsten, you’ll learn how to be persuasive and command audiences every time.

John Weir
Berlin, Germany


After only one day, I was able to see a considerable improvement in my presentation skills.

Berlin, Germany


The presentation skills training has made a tremendous impact on my career. Karsten’s effective and proven training methods not only help with becoming comfortable with public speaking, but they also help with instilling confidence. Like any other skill, effective impromptu speaking takes a lot of practice and I enjoyed it a lot. Impromptu speaking is a great skill. Public speaking and effective communication are essentials skills for anyone who wants to accelerate their career and Karsten delivers in this area.

Pablo Sánchez
London, Great Britain

Your trainer


Since 1998 I have been helping people to present themselves and their message in a convincing way. As part of the Impromptu Speaking Training, I share my experience in impromptu speaking. It’s my favorite training. When you speak off the cuff, everything comes together: Emotional state management, presentation skills, body language, voice, etc.

People who have learned to enjoy speaking off the cuff become generally calmer and more confident. Even well-prepared speeches and presentations become more convincing with this knowledge. Benefit from my experience in marketing, psychology, communication and presentation skills.

Learn more about me in my profile.

Just ask me personally


Please post any questions that may be of interest to other readers in the comments. Looking for professional help?

If you are interested in coaching, training or consulting, if you have organizational questions, or if you want to make an appointment, you can reach me best via this contact form (you can choose if you want to enter your personal data) or via e-mail ( You can also reach me by phone at +49(0)30 864 213 68 or by cell phone at +49(0)1577 704 53 56 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00. Most of the time I am in sessions, so please leave a message with your phone number in Germany. Please remember to be very specific about the reason for your call. I will get back to you as soon as possible. The privacy policy can be found here.

Transparency is important. That is why you will find answers to frequently asked questions already here, for example about me (profile), the services, the fees and getting to know me. If you like what you see, I look forward to working with you.






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Keith Johnstone is considered to be the founder of modern improvisation theater and thus provided me with numerous ideas for the development of improRhetorics™. Read the 14 “Rules” of improvisation theater. Models and wisdom for coaching and presentation skills. I do not only recommend the books and ideas of Keith Johnstone to participants in my workshops.

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Published: March 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 20th, 2023
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