The workplace offers countless opportunities to share one’s thoughts on different topics, some of which require us to spend time in advance planning, preparing, and practicing presentations that incorporate PowerPoint slides and/or other visual aids. Most of them do not, however; in fact, we often have little time to prepare or rehearse for presentations we’re called on to deliver every day. Yet impromptu speaking demands as much, if not more, forethought and preparation if we are to make the most of occasions when we’re called on to share our thoughts. This Webinar explores strategies and tools to help you approach unexpected speaking opportunities with ease and skill. More specifically, participants will learn how to:

• Differentiate between prepared and impromptu speeches;
• Identify common opportunities they’ll have to speak impromptu;
• Plot a longer-term strategy to prepare for impromptu speaking; and
• Pinpoint and apply common organizational frameworks particularly well suited to impromptu speaking

Enthusiastic. Authentic. Caring. Knowledgeable. Insightful. People have used these terms to describe Dr. Mitchell Friedman as he’s engaged in diverse professional endeavors over the last three decades.

Original broadcast July 2, 2019 


Biography ~ Dr. Mitchell Friedman
Dr. Friedman has thrived as a senior-level administrator in graduate degree programs; a career development impresario who has helped individuals land meaningful internships, full-time, and part-time work; a strategic communications strategist, tactician, coach, and trainer; and a university instructor.

He earned a Doctorate in Education (EdD) with a focus on organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Friedman has two degrees in history, an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He’s also Accredited in Public Relations (APR).