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Informative Speeches

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Noelle Daigneault

on 10 October 2013

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Informative Speeches
What are the three goals of Informative Speech?
What are the three challenges of Informative Speeches?
Four Guidelines for Speaking to Inform.
Why is objectivity important in an Informative Speech?
Objectivity-(of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
Webster's Dictionary
It is important to remember when delivering
a speech that both speaker and listeners are actively participating in the communication process.
Communication The Handbook (pg. 343)
Remaining objective is key to making sure your informative speech does not become a persuasive speech. Your research should take into account all perspectives.
Design your speech to give information about your topic. Do not show any bias in your delivery or content. Avoid using pros and cons. Commit to presenting a balanced view.
Your objective is to assist your audience as they come to know, understand, or apply an idea or issue. Your language should be descriptive, not evaluative or judgmental.
Communication The Handbook. (pg. 343)
Jerry is giving a speech about Gun control laws. She mentions in her speech the the second amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. She also states that she supports this Constitutional decree. Is this correct language to include in her informative speech?
Arthur gives a speech concerning abortion. He speaks about the laws regarding a woman's right to choose and also mentions religious aspects and views. He includes the his research on Roe vs. Wade. Is this correct language to use in an informative speech?
Communication The Handbook (pg.351)
Communication The Handbook (pg. 351)
The final goal of an informative speech is basically a mixture of understanding and teaching. It is essential to teach the audience of the topic and allow them to be informed.
The second goal of an informative speech is to assist your audience by making the information clear and understandable.
A key to making the information clear is to be unbiased. By being unbiased the speaker helps the audience learn your points of the speech.
Avoiding Persuasion
Speeches About Issues
global warming
Speeches About Places
local places
places around the world
Three Categories of Informative Speech Topics
Be Accurate
Purpose is to inform
Who: Tom
What: Man
Where: San Antonio
When: September
Why : Birth date
How: details of Why
Be Specific
Do not be vague

Do not be ambiguous

Do not be hard to understand
Don't fo
rget to cite!
Orally c
iting your sources
credibility and
es your
ers to your sources!
Communication The Handbook! (pg. 354)
Speeches About People
compare two people
someone's flaws

The first goal of an informative speech is to give your audience information about your topic.
It is important to recognize how well your audience knows the topic. This will help the speaker by keeping the audience interested with new information.
5 W's & H at work
The cheetah is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. Adaptations that enable the cheetah to run as fast as it does include large nostrils that allow for increased oxygen intake, and an enlarged heart and lungs that work together to circulate oxygen efficiently.The cheetah uses its tail as a rudder-like means of steering to allow it to make sharp turns, necessary to outflank prey animals that often make such turns to escape
Logical order
To begin
To continue
To finish

Establish credibilty by having an understanding of the Topic
Be prepared
use fact/objective information
cite credibile sources
Causes a barrier to effectively listen to a speech
Spend more time repacking informations than introducing new information by being a good translator of the informations
Engage Audience

Avoid Information Overload
Create information hunger

Arouse the audience’s interest in or curiosity about the topic.
Work the topic by making the subject relevant to the audience.
Build on prior knowledge.
Define terms that the audience may be unfamiliar with.
Use interesting and appropriate supporting material.
Incorporate appropriate presentation aids.
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