I’m not even talking about you going for the Olympic gold. This is you in your living room watching the game on TV.
I’m part of a public speaking workshop where we improve our public speaking experience.
One of the exercises is called Table Topics. It’s an exercise in:
- Thinking on your feet,
- Trusting your gut,
- Going with it,
- Seeing what happens,
- Living with the results,
- Improving next time,
- Gaining experience on stage.
It’s good fun. You get a leading question and you have to fly with it. You can go anyway you want–which is both the good news and the bad news.
In addition to rehearsed speeches I have here on my Speaking page, I wanted to toss in this off-the-cuff, unrehearsed, uncut 1.5-minute talk.
The question was something like, “What was the most momentous sporting event of your life.”
This is what came to mind–and out of my mouth.