What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in improving their impromptu public speaking skills. These skills translate into better overall public speaking skills. All skill levels are welcome.

Depending on the number of people that attend, we will tailor the structure of the impromptu responses to one or two minutes.

The host will kick off the "Speak on the Fly" meeting by providing instructions and asking the first random question. The host will then go to the back of the line. The person in front of the line will come up and respond in the timeframe allotted. The next person in line to come up will become the timer. Please use the stopwatch on your phone/watch to time the speaker. When time is up, the timer will wave their hands and the speaker has to stop regardless of where they are in their response. Then, the speaker will ask a random question and the process will continue in an orderly manner.

The Speak on the Fly meetings are informal and we do not pass judgement. The only thing we ask is that you come up when it is your turn. You can just stand there without talking for the time allotted if you want. Being able to face the audience is a start. Also, if you can't answer the question being asked, you can just improvise and provide a response to what you interpret the question to be or want it to be. No feedback is provided.

We learn by observing the more experienced speakers and we try to have fun with it. In time, you will gain comfort in facing an audience and speak with confidence.

Upcoming events (5+)

Speak on the Fly Public Speaking Practice

Hammond Park

This is a group for anyone that wants to come practice public speaking. The host will kick off the "Speak on the Fly" meeting by providing instructions and asking the first random question. The host will then go to the back of the line. The person in front of the line will come up and respond in the timeframe allotted. The next person in line to come up will become the timer. Please use the stopwatch on your phone/watch to time the speaker. When time is up, the timer will wave their hands and the speaker has to stop regardless of where they are in their response. Then, the speaker will ask a random question and the process will continue in an orderly manner. The Speak on the Fly meetings are informal and we do not pass judgement. The only thing we ask is that you come up when it is your turn. You can just stand there without talking for the time allotted if you want. Being able to face the audience is a start. Also, if you can't answer the question being asked, you can just improvise and provide a response to what you interpret the question to be or want it to be. No feedback is provided. We learn by observing the more experienced speakers and we try to have fun with it. In time, you will gain comfort in facing an audience and speak with confidence. If it is raining, we will obviously not meet since it is outdoors. We will all get an opportunity to improve our impromptu public speaking skills in a no-pressure environment. Bring a stop-watch. Smartphones typically have them.

Speak on the Fly Public Speaking Practice

Hammond Park

This is a group for anyone that wants to come practice public speaking. The host will kick off the "Speak on the Fly" meeting by providing instructions and asking the first random question. The host will then go to the back of the line. The person in front of the line will come up and respond in the timeframe allotted. The next person in line to come up will become the timer. Please use the stopwatch on your phone/watch to time the speaker. When time is up, the timer will wave their hands and the speaker has to stop regardless of where they are in their response. Then, the speaker will ask a random question and the process will continue in an orderly manner. The Speak on the Fly meetings are informal and we do not pass judgement. The only thing we ask is that you come up when it is your turn. You can just stand there without talking for the time allotted if you want. Being able to face the audience is a start. Also, if you can't answer the question being asked, you can just improvise and provide a response to what you interpret the question to be or want it to be. No feedback is provided. We learn by observing the more experienced speakers and we try to have fun with it. In time, you will gain comfort in facing an audience and speak with confidence. If it is raining, we will obviously not meet since it is outdoors. We will all get an opportunity to improve our impromptu public speaking skills in a no-pressure environment. Bring a stop-watch. Smartphones typically have them.

Speak on the Fly Public Speaking Practice

Hammond Park

This is a group for anyone that wants to come practice public speaking. The host will kick off the "Speak on the Fly" meeting by providing instructions and asking the first random question. The host will then go to the back of the line. The person in front of the line will come up and respond in the timeframe allotted. The next person in line to come up will become the timer. Please use the stopwatch on your phone/watch to time the speaker. When time is up, the timer will wave their hands and the speaker has to stop regardless of where they are in their response. Then, the speaker will ask a random question and the process will continue in an orderly manner. The Speak on the Fly meetings are informal and we do not pass judgement. The only thing we ask is that you come up when it is your turn. You can just stand there without talking for the time allotted if you want. Being able to face the audience is a start. Also, if you can't answer the question being asked, you can just improvise and provide a response to what you interpret the question to be or want it to be. No feedback is provided. We learn by observing the more experienced speakers and we try to have fun with it. In time, you will gain comfort in facing an audience and speak with confidence. If it is raining, we will obviously not meet since it is outdoors. We will all get an opportunity to improve our impromptu public speaking skills in a no-pressure environment. Bring a stop-watch. Smartphones typically have them.

Speak on the Fly Public Speaking Practice

Hammond Park

This is a group for anyone that wants to come practice public speaking. The host will kick off the "Speak on the Fly" meeting by providing instructions and asking the first random question. The host will then go to the back of the line. The person in front of the line will come up and respond in the timeframe allotted. The next person in line to come up will become the timer. Please use the stopwatch on your phone/watch to time the speaker. When time is up, the timer will wave their hands and the speaker has to stop regardless of where they are in their response. Then, the speaker will ask a random question and the process will continue in an orderly manner. The Speak on the Fly meetings are informal and we do not pass judgement. The only thing we ask is that you come up when it is your turn. You can just stand there without talking for the time allotted if you want. Being able to face the audience is a start. Also, if you can't answer the question being asked, you can just improvise and provide a response to what you interpret the question to be or want it to be. No feedback is provided. We learn by observing the more experienced speakers and we try to have fun with it. In time, you will gain comfort in facing an audience and speak with confidence. If it is raining, we will obviously not meet since it is outdoors. We will all get an opportunity to improve our impromptu public speaking skills in a no-pressure environment. Bring a stop-watch. Smartphones typically have them.

Past events (144)

Photos (1)