The best type of speech owing to the short notice is extemporaneous speech. An extemporaneous speech is crucial since it demonstrates that a speaker has in-depth knowledge about the topic. A presentation to the CEO requires an expression of confidence about the progress of the project (Assaf & Yunus, 2019). The form of speech is prepared and practiced but not written word to word or memorized. The approach requires mastery of the subject and the ability to win the attention of the audience (Assaf & Yunus, 2019). It is unlike the scripted speech that requires memorized approach of presentation or reading the speech word by word. The approach is not favorable while presenting to a CEO.
An extemporaneous will be crucial since the CEO can interject with questions about the team’s project. A mastery of the project will allow a person to present the question and still answer questions effectively (Assaf & Yunus, 2019). Another benefit of using the approach is to enhance the eye-contact with the listener. Maintaining eye contact is crucial in demonstrating confidence and mastery of the subject. The CEO needs to see that the team has a clear understanding of the progress of the project.
The mode of presentation allows a speaker to express confidence and passion about the project. It allows the speaker to use conversational styles such as storytelling to enhance understanding. The approach is effective since it helps create an understanding between the speaker and listener. Another benefit is that a speaker can adjust their presentation based on the facial expression or response of the audience (Assaf & Yunus, 2019). During the presentation, the speaker should adjust their information or style based on the response from the CEO. The approach is effective since it creates an understanding between the speaker and audience thus enhancing comprehension of the content.
Assaf, S., & Yunus, K. (2020). Extemporaneous Speech Engagement among English Language Major Undergraduates at AlQuds Open University in Palestine. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 3(4), 242-248.