Does public speaking make you break out in sweat, particularly when it is spur of the moment and without preparation? This presentation will help you better prepare to be an extemporaneous speaker. Key elements, such as audience identification, writing tips and researching techniques, are identified, along with how each is necessary to better prepare, practice and perform as an extemporaneous speaker. Preparation and time management are also discussed. Collaborators: Cindy Akers, Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Kevin Williams, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.