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Staying Quick on Your Feet–When It’s Time to Open Your Mouth

Staying Quick on Your Feet–When It’s Time to Open Your Mouth

Sometimes impromptu speaking tasks sneak up on you, quick-like:  Maybe your boss asks you to spend a few minutes providing a status report on your team’s project. Perhaps you’re in a training seminar or a graduate school classroom and have been asked to explain your views on a topic of interest. Or the informal chat followed by Q&A session you thought you had lined up at the Garden Club is billed as a “short talk” by you, “the expert”, instead.   Regardless of the scenario, impromptu speaking almost always involves you with a few short minutes to get your head together and figure out what is going to come out of your mouth while members…

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