CMS 306M-Chapter 19-Impromptu Speaking

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Chapter 19: Impromptu Speaking
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Defining Impromptu A presentation delivered with very little or no time for advance preparation.
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Impromptu and the Oral Tradition Examples: Homer’s Greece (use rhyming patterns and linguistic formulas) Greek Forensics (spontaneous debates and impromptus to prepare for roles in politics and law) Catholic Church “memory theaters” (associate parts of a speech with mental image of church or cathedral to aid in recall)
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Typical Impromptu Structure Introduction Attention getter Thesis statement Preview Body Main point 1 Main point 2 Main point 3 Conclusion Restate points Restate thesis Tie back to attention getter.
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Developing your impromptu in two minutes Begin by picking topic Formulate thesis statement Decide on main points (pick an organizational style) Invent an attention getter and closer Develop support material (if time)
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Types of Impromptu Speaking Subjects e.g., “The stupidest TV show is . . .”
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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