How to Master (or at Least Not Bomb) Short, Impromptu Speeches

Jake Wilder
5 min readOct 20, 2022

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Everyone’s staring at me, and I don’t know what to do.

I’m standing in front of maybe twenty-five technicians, and I’m supposed to give an impromptu speech. No one told me I was going to be doing this. I had nothing prepared and my mind was a complete blank. Although I suppose it was my…

Jake Wilder

I don’t know where I’m going. But at least I know how to get there.