Impromptu Public Speaking Success in 7 Days
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Impromptu Public Speaking Success in 7 Days

Build your confidence speaking off the cuff, step-by-step! Learn frameworks and systems so you can speak with ease.
4.6 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,006 students enrolled
Created by Shola Kaye
Last updated 5/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $40 Discount: 75% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak off the cuff for up to 4 minutes
  • Have a sound knowledge of some speech frameworks you can use during impromptu speaking
  • Understand how to expand upon a subject even when you don't have a great deal of knowledge on it.
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  • You should be able to speak and understand English
  • You should have access to a timing device or stopwatch
  • You should have access to a quiet place where you can practise the questions without being interrupted.

About this course

Become a stronger and more confident impromptu speaker in 7 days. This course leads you step-by-step through proven impromptu speech frameworks and speech delivery techniques.

Are you ready to speak impromptu with confidence and ease?

Then you’re in the right place. I have compiled a simple step-by-step system that will show you how to speak off the cuff without breaking into a sweat. All you need to do is spend 15 - 20 minutes each day for one week.

As the author of a best-selling public speaking book, a public speaking trainer, and an international performer, I will show you a variety of ways to approach impromptu speaking.

No more nerves and sweaty palms. Know how to cope with almost any impromptu situation and how to structure your answer so that you don’t have to worry about what to say next.

  • Do you start to tremble when you’re asked to speak up during work meetings?

  • Do you worry what to say next?

  • Are your impromptu answers too brief?

  • Do your impromptu answers lack structure and clarity?

  • Do you struggle to engage people with your stories?

  • Is your vocal expression dull and monotone?

  • Would you like to speak to groups for several minutes without needing to script your words?

  • Would you like to feel comfortable in social situations where small talk or chit chat is needed?

  • Does the thought of running a Q&A session make you nervous?

  • Are you afraid you’ll dry up and run out of things to say?

Each day you will learn a new framework, take on at least one new mindset or delivery tip and practise several questions.

Over the course of the 7 days you will go from speaking for just 1-minute, all the way to being able to provide a 4-minute answer.

Each video lecture contains an example question and an additional question for you to try under timed conditions.

There is also a daily homework lecture containing two further questions and a summary of the day’s delivery strategies.

You will also find self-assessment handouts for the beginning and end of the course.

For those who complete the course there is even a special surprise gift, highly relevant and useful if you want your impromptu speaking to improve.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will gain the confidence to help you through job interviews, Q&A sessions, small talk, conversation with strangers, Toastmasters Table Topics and more.

  • You will have a step-by-step plan to improve your impromptu speaking

  • You will learn 7 speaking frameworks to apply to off-the-cuff speaking situations
  • You will know how to open and close your impromptu speech

  • You will learn how to deliver your speech so that it makes sense and stays on track

  • You will learn how to vary your delivery to keep things interesting for your audience

  • You will learn how to bring your stories to life and how to engage your listeners

  • We will talk about confidence and mindset

  • We will talk about strategies to get through your speaking situation and remain in the moment with your audience.

Who is the target audience?

This course is ideal for those who lack confidence in off-the-cuff speaking situations and are relatively new to impromptu speaking.

This course is NOT for those who are already super confident at speaking impromptu.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to speak 'off the cuff' more confidently
  • Public speakers who want to get better at 'table topics' or impromptu speaking
  • Students who need to speak up during lectures
  • Anyone in the business world who has to speak during meetings and wants to know how to structure their responses
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Day 1 - First things first!
2 Lectures 05:19
Day 1 - First things first!

Day 1 Practice questions
Day 2 - Go horizontal
2 Lectures 07:01
Day 2 - Go horizontal

Day 2 Practice questions
Day 3 - Go vertical
2 Lectures 06:49
Day 3 - Go vertical

Day 3 Practice questions
Day 4 - A useful four step framework
2 Lectures 09:27

Day 4 Practice questions
Day 5 - The timeline approach
3 Lectures 09:05
Day 5 - The timeline approach

Day 5 Contrast

Day 5 Practice questions
Day 6 - What's the problem?
2 Lectures 09:10
Day 6 - What's the problem?

Day 6 Practice questions
Day 7 - Tell me a story
2 Lectures 06:36
Day 7 - Tell me a story

Day 7 Practice questions
Course Summary
4 Lectures 09:14
Course Summary

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About the Instructor
Shola Kaye
4.7 Average rating
32 Reviews
2,376 Students
2 Courses
Best-selling author, public speaking trainer and performer

Hi! I'm Shola - award-winning public speaker, best-selling author of the book 'How to be a DIVA at Public Speaking', and a professional singer.

I love teaching and training, both of groups and individuals and run Speak Up Like A DIVA which is a public speaking training company in the UK.

I'm super excited about being a Udemy instructor and being able to connect with students from such a diverse range of backgrounds. Please do reach out to me and say hi - I'd love to hear from you!

I'm a fully qualified teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Oxford University and I have an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

I enjoy tennis, rebounding and Thai food. I also love to travel - I lived in the USA for 7 years while I got my Masters degree, and after that I worked in consulting for a while before returning to the UK.

I'm now fully committed to speaking, teaching and performing; my dream activities!