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Informative Speech. A speech designed to convey knowledge and understanding. The audience expects to learn new and useful information. Guidelines for Informative Speaking. Adapt and relate to the audience. Don’t overestimate or underestimate what the audience knows.

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Informative speech

Informative Speech

A speech designed to convey knowledge and understanding.

The audience expects to learn new and useful information.


Guidelines for informative speaking

Guidelines for Informative Speaking

  • Adapt and relate to the audience.

  • Don’t overestimate or underestimate what the audience knows.

  • Use and CITE high quality sources of information.

  • Put the source citation on the PowerPoint slide (Lucas, 2004).


Use effective delivery style

Use Effective Delivery Style

  • Extemporaneous (don’t read).

  • Formal appearance (Use good posture, no headgear, no jackets, no shorts, no flip-flops)

  • Loud volume and clear voice.


Effective visual aid

Effective Visual Aid

Engages.

Informs.

Show as needed.


Effective powerpoint

Effective PowerPoint

Don’t read (use as speaking points.)

Few points per screen.

Talk as you go through the slides.

Large font.

Simple effects.

Use as notes (don’t read).


Use solid content

Use Solid Content

  • Teach us something we don’t know.

  • Use several high quality sources of information and orally cite them.

    According to an article in Science magazine. . .

    A Harvard psychologist suggested that. . .

    To quote a Chinese proverb. . .


Use a variety of support information we don t know

Use a Variety of Support--information we don’t know--

  • Story.

  • Statistics.

  • Quotation from an authority.

  • Example.

  • Question.

  • Handout with information.

  • Interactive engagement.


Organize quality content

Organize Quality Content

  • Introduction that grabs audience attention and builds your credibility.

  • Bodywith 2-5 main points, which are supported with information we don’t know.

  • Conclusion that summarizes and makes your message memorable.


If needed

If needed. . .

  • Turn in revised outline and planning documents at the time of your speech.


Is this an informative speech what do you like about this speech

Is this an informative speech?What do you like about this speech?

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Reference list at end of powerpoint

Reference List at End of PowerPoint

Lucas, S. E.  (2004).  The art of public speaking.  (8th ed.)  Boston, MA:  McGraw-Hill.

Visuals from Microsoft Office.


Thank you for you attention

Thank you for you attention.

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