Matt Abrahams, Lecturer, Stanford School of Business, talks about ‘speaking spontaneously’ in his workshop on Communication Techniques. All of us face situations where we have to speak extempore – while raising a toast, introducing a colleague/ associate at a cocktail, or giving an opinion about a book we’ve read or a movie we’ve watched. And worse, when you are called on the stage to say a few motivating words for your team! Such situations, according to Abrahams, are great opportunities to develop an impressive image about yourself. However, there are certain caveats…