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A "SAFE" Way to Speak Impromptu

This guest post is from Steve Lowell of Lowell Workshops in Ottawa, who authored the book "From Stage Fright to Spotlight".

In my last post I introduced the SAFE formula for speaking impromptu, and here is how it all works…

Whenever there is a topic being discussed in a group, at a meeting, a party or anywhere else where you feel it would be to your best interest to participate, this is a way that you can come up with relevant things to say without any preparation at all. This technique can be used to speak in public or one-on-one when you are tossed in without notice.

Simply apply the acronym “SAFE”. Each letter represents a memory trigger which can reach into your memory banks and retrieve relevant and valuable information for you to present “off the cuff”.


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