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1. What type of experience did the research director have when asked to give an impromptu speech?
Horrible. He stood up and managed no more than a couple of sentences
2. What does Dale Carnegie say is more important than the ability to speak only after lengthy and laborious preparation?
speak impromptu
3. The demands of modern business and modern communication make it imperative to be able to do what?
mobilize our thoughts quickly and verbalize fluently
4. The first tool to help you speak impromptu is to practice what?
impromptu speaking
5. What is "talking off the cuff?"
impromptu speaking
6. What type of game did Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and Mary Pickford play to help them to think on their feet?
Write a subject on a slip of paper and talk about those random subjects to better their ability to speak impromptu
7. What two things does Dale Carnegie state that impromptu practice will do for you?
1. It proves to the people in the class that they can think on their feet. 2. This experience makes them muc more secure and confident when they are giving their prepared talks.
8. Dale Carnegie's class participants didn't hang their heads and give up when asked to do an impromptu speech. They worked the subjects around to fit what?
their knowledge of something familiar to them
9. What is Carnegie's linkage technique of impromptu speaking?
One student starts a story and then the bell rings and the next student continues it
10. The second tool Carnegie gives in making impromptu talks is be _______________ ready to speak impromptu.
mentally
11. When you are at a meeting, what are some questions you should be asking yourself?
1. What would you say if you were called upon, What aspect of your subject would be most appropriate to cover at this time, How would you phrase your approval or rejection of the proposals now being put forth on the floor
12. Because your topic is known, your problem is one of organization and fitting the time with what?
occasion
13. The third tool Carnegie gives in making impromptu talks is to determine when to get into your example. What does he suggest?
Get into an example immediately
14. What are three reasons he gives in the timing of getting into the example?
free yourself of the necessity to think hard
you will get into the swing of speaking
you will enlist the attention of your audience
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free yourself of the necessity to think hard
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you will get into the swing of speaking
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you will enlist the attention of your audience
15. The fourth tool Carnegie gives in making impromptu talks is to speak with what?
Speak with animation and force
16. What does William James say will happen as we get the body charged up with animation?
Get the mind functioning at a rapid pace
17. The fifth tool Carnegie gives in making impromptu talks is to use what principle? Explain it.
Use the principle of the Here and Now. Speak about the environment you are in right now
18. What are three sources you can draw ideas from in an impromptu speech?
audience itself
the occasion
speak about something another speaker said before you
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audience itself
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the occasion
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speak about something another speaker said before you
19. The sixth tool Carnegie gives in making impromptu talks is to do what?
Don't alk impromptu, give an impromptu talk
20. Instead of rambling on and stringing together a series of disconnect nothings on a thread of inconsequence, what should you do?
keep your ideas logically grouped around a central idea
21. What did Norman Bel-Geddes do to put his thoughts into words?
he stood up