Modes of Delivery

There are four methods of presentation:

  1. The Impromptu Speech
  2. The Memorized Speech
  3. The Manuscript Speech
  4. The Extemporaneous Speech

The Impromptu Speech

This is the speech given off the cuff, that is, with no preparation.

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The Memorized Speech

The speech is written out word for word and committed to memory.

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The Manuscript Speech

The speech is written out and read from the text.

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Extemporaneous Speech

An extemporaneous speech is a speech given from notes. It represents a middle course between the memorized speech and the impromptu speech.

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Usage

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