Impromptu Speaking Helps You Grow

“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”                                           

— Michael Scott, The Office.

Now you know why the head of Dunder Mifflin paper company is such a captivating public speaker. He knows the power of making it up on the fly.

There was a lot of Michael Scott-style improvising going on at last week’s meeting of Vancore.

Multiple people jumped in to fill empty roles.

Vanessa took on the role of chair.

Bruce filled the empty speaking roster with an off-the-cuff speech.

Quentin appointed himself grammarian. And chose a word of the day that perfectly fit the spirit of the meeting:


Without preparation; extemporaneous.

From the Latin in promptu, a promere,  meaning “in readiness” or “at hand.” 

Why is impromptu speaking important?

We will feel more confident at work, when put on the spot by our boss or a colleague with a difficult question. We can up your game and start inspiring the people around us. We will also feel more comfortable just having a conversation with a friend or a chat with a stranger we’ve just met. We will gain the respect of others.

Sometimes we need to do things impromptu. What we lose in polish, we often make up for in energy.

Impromptu speaking has a bit of danger to it – a swinging-vine-to-vine, live-in-the-moment quality!

And that, ultimately, is the only way we grow.

Are you ready to improve your communication skills and upgrade your relationships and career?

Join our friendly group EVERY WEDNESDAY at 3:30 PM PDT!

Weekly Hybrid Meetings! Guests are always welcome!

Be sure to Sign up here for access and notifications.

Join our WEEKLY in-person meetings starting May 18th!

About Vancore Toastmasters

Build your public speaking and leadership skills at a dynamic mid-week, mid-day downtown Vancouver Toastmasters club.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s