Mark Twain once said, “It takes me a good two weeks to prepare for an impromptu speech.” As I conclude this 7-part series on how to think on your feet (all the blogs are really short!), here’s the overall answer: By using categories, your listeners will have a better chance of remembering your Read more [...]
Thinking On Your Feet Tip #6
Use the point-of-view method. Discuss your topic from various points of view; such as, your marketing department, your financial department, and your customers’ desires. Or, the point of view from your boss, your team, and your competitor. Or, on a personal front if Read more [...]
How to Think On Your Feet Tip #4
State your answers chronologically. This method works well for illustrations, instructional material, or any situation involving a timeline. Provide your info using a linear format. Then give a summary sentence.
Example: “Sam, tell the Board about Invexa.”
“Alex Read more [...]
Thinking On Your Feet Tip #3
Use the past-present-future model. Perhaps your subject can be divided into what happened in the past, where you are today, and where you hope to be in the future. Then give a summary sentence.
Example: “Robin, how’s your European initiative going?”
“Brett, Read more [...]
Thinking On Your Feet Tip #2
Use the bridging technique. If you don’t want to enter into a discussion on a certain topic, then “bridge” to the subject matter that you want to share, and then close with a final summary sentence.
Example: “Roger, What’s your take on the potential merger with Read more [...]