More than a Table Topics Generator.
Most topics are being generated with random parameters. This lowers the possibility that you get a topic twice.
Your impromptu speeches trainer.
You only get better at impromptu speeches by speaking impromptu. Even though Toastmasters clubs offer a great opportunity to do so in front of a real audience, the intervals between your speeches might be very long. Practising for yourself at home is a good alternative to get more comfortable at spontaneous storytelling.
STAGE TOPICS helps you to master impromptu speeches. A couple of minutes each day will make you shine at your next club meeting!
No worries, I won’t tell anyone that you used STAGE TOPICS.
From speakers for speakers.
STAGE TOPICS is being developed by public speaking enthusiasts for those who are as well or want to be. The topics range from a wide variety of difficulties and offer a challenge for both, public speaking starters and old rabbits (this term might only work in German) alike.
To the Stage? This way!
You raise from your chair and walk slowly towards the stage.
Everyone starts to cheer. They are calling your name. Adrenalin starts to kick in.
You walk on stage. The Table Topics moderator smiles at you and reaches you the hand. You both shake hands.
You turn around towards your audience. All eyes are on you. You are excited. Everyone wants to know what topic you are being given. Especially you.
The silence is broken by the words of the moderator.
Wow, what a session!
Here is a short summary of all your topics, times and tags. Want to start another session? Click here.
Your feedback would be godlike.
STAGE TOPICS would be getting even better with your feedback. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form.
As a little thank you, you may submit your favourite personal Table Topics challenge at the end. These will be included in the generator. As well as your name and a link to your website. But this is optional.
You are about to leave the stage.
But this is not the end.
This is just the beginning.
A bright future for your speaking skills.
Besides a constantly updating database of topics, there are more features in planning that will support you on your journey of becoming the greatest impromptu speaker of all time.
Filter topics by all sorts of different attributes to only get the topics generated that you like to speak about.
Generate and export random topics for your club meetings and use them as an inspiration. Filters ensure that they match with the meeting theme.
Guides & tutorials
Two things make you improve at impromptu speeches: repetition and know-how. Stage Topics guides and tutorials will teach you many proven techniques to make your time on stage more comfortable.
Challenges will add gamification elements to STAGE TOPICS. Put your impromptu skills to the test by speaking yourself through various Table Topic levels. The difficulty is constantly rising. Can you beat the hardest topics and become the Table Topics master?
Your most wanted feature
This tool is from speakers for speakers. Are you missing an important function I never thought about? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can improve the public speaking landscape!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the time limits?
- Every speech starts with a 5 seconds deep breath.
- This is followed by the reading with 8 seconds.
- After that comes a 30 seconds thinking time. You can skip the thinking phase by clicking on the timer. But keep in mind that these 30 seconds are valuable extra time and usually contribute to a better speech.
- The stage turns dark. The spotlight is now on you. It’s give us your speech. You may speak up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds. After that, you are officially disqualified.
- The last 30 seconds are overtime. You should come to an end as soon as possible.
In a contest scenario, you would not only be disqualified when you speak for more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds, but also if you finish your speech in less than a minute. Did I just write contest scenario? I mean STAGE TOPICS as well.
What are Tags?
Tags aren’t part of Table Topics, and many speakers hear about them for the very first time. A Tag is a word/term/object that should help you to wrap your story around.
The topics themselves are just a frame for your story. The content is up to you. But that often leaves you with thousands of different possibilities. A Tag is helping you to get the ball rolling.
For every speech, you can generate up to three Tags. Did a particular Tag helped you greatly forming an idea, write it down and use it for your next performance on a real stage.
Can I switch to another language?
Will Stage Topics stay free?
Let me put it like that: all features that are born free stay free. Aren’t this great news? 🙂
Coward! You really want to leave?
Special thanks to André Hölscher for offering his impromptu skills to give an introduction to STAGE TOPICS.