Impromptu Speaking

Learn how to deliver effective impromptu speeches through a combination of online classes and practice exercises.


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2 practice exercises

CPD Accredited

Digital certificate

1 hour of learning

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of impromptu speaking in the modern world
  • Effectively deal with on-the-spot speaking situations such as presentations, interview questions, or media interviews
  • Explore and learn from real examples of impromptu speaking
  • Review strategies for buying time when called on unexpectedly to speak
  • Overcome your fear of dealing with impromptu situations
  • Learn how to speak in difficult situations, even when you are unprepared
  • Practice and improve your impromptu speaking skills in an interactive exercise

Improve with Practice

There are many occasions in both our professional and personal life when we are called on unexpectedly to deliver an impromptu speech. These situations offer us opportunities to influence others, inform customers or colleagues, and make an unforgettable impression - when done right.

This short course will give you the techniques to speak convincingly in these impromptu situations. Learn why impromptu speaking is so critical to your career, how to structure your words to give a clear and strong message, and what to do when you have no time to prepare and have to think on your feet.

This course is designed to help you quickly become a more effective and confident speaker in any impromptu situation.

For maximum learning, this includes interactive exercises in which you can practice your impromptu speaking skills.

Improve your impromptu speaking

This blended course is made up of three key parts to accelerate your learning:

Course Content

1. Introduction
This short module explains the course and how the practice exercise fits in with the online learning content.
2. The importance of impromptu speaking
A look at why impromptu speaking is essential for your personal and professional life.
3. How to perfect your impromptu speech
Tips and techniques to enhance your impromptu speaking abilities.
4. Practice exercise
Practice what you've learned in an interactive impromptu exercise. Talk about random images or Table Topics, while getting feedback at the end on how you did.

Practice exercises

Practice your impromptu speaking skills in the following exercises, which you can access directly through your web browser.At the end of these exercises, you'll receive feedback on your performance, including on your pace of speaking, use of hesitation words, how confident you sounded, and more.

Impromptu speaking (images)

Practice speaking about random images which change every 30 seconds. Use stories, humor, or simply explain what you see in the image to fill the time.

Debating with AI

Practice your debating skills on any topic with AI-powered avatars. You can select either a moderated or one-on-one debate.

Impromptu training

A 10-minute guided training on how to deliver effective impromptu speeches, for work and personal related.

Table Topics (questions)

Practice organizing your thoughts quickly by answering questions under time pressure with this exercise pioneered by Toastmasters.

Roleplay with AI-Powered Avatars

Develop your impromptu speaking skills with AI-powered avatars, who adapt to what you say in a dynamic and personalized way. Hone your skills through conversations and practice answering impromptu questions.

Features in the practice exercises

Improve faster and practice what you learn with these features.

Frequently Asked Questions

1How do I access the online classes and practice exercises?

You can access the classes through the VirtualSpeech website, on any standard web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

The practice exercises can be completed online or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).

2When do I get access to the training?

When you enroll in the course, you'll get 24/7 access to the course (including tutorial videos, case studies, practice exercises, VR, and more) through the VirtualSpeech website and in VR.

3What equipment do I need for the practice exercises?

Both the online classes and exercises run in your browser, no additional software or download is required.

If you have a VR headset, you can also access the practice exercises in VR. Here's a list of our recommended VR headsets.

The online exercises have been tested across multiple browsers and run smoothly on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge.

4How can I pay?

We accept payment via Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal directly through the VirtualSpeech site. If you'd like to pay with an Invoice or using another payment method, please contact us.

5Can I buy this course for multiple people / my team?

Yes you can. After pressing the 'Buy Now' button on this page, select the number of users (maximum is 25).

After the payment, you'll be made course admin and can add users to the course from the admin dashboard.

6Can I get a certificate when I complete this course?

Yes, when you've completed this course, we'll send you a Certificate of Achievement, which you can share in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

7What is the refund policy?

If the course does not meet your expectations, you can get a full refund within 7 days of purchasing the course.