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 [...]
Thinking On Your Feet Tip #5
State your reply using a geographic model. Depending on your subject, your thoughts might sound more organized if you categorize by state, region, or country. Examples include sales data, company growth comparisons, or expansion plans. Then give a summary sentence.
Example: 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 [...]