Speaking off the cuff

Do you ever find yourself lost for words? Impromptu speaking can be nerve wracking, especially when the boss or a tricky customer needs a clear answer or point of view.

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Off the cuff

At this week’s Wessex speakers Steve Vear gave us two great examples of speaking off the cuff.  He showed us how it is a skill that can be practised and prepared for.  And that when you do that, the results can be impressive.

If you would like to improve your skills at speaking off the cuff why not come along on a Wednesday evening and find out what it is all about.

Incidentally it is generally thought that the term ‘off the cuff’ originated in the US when people got into the habit of writing notes on their disposable paper cuffs.  For an extensive investigation into the origin check out Language Log here.

 

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