To inform; not to advocate Goal is to provide understanding and knowledge
Speeches about objects Speeches about processes Speeches about concepts
Don’t overestimate or assume Don’t be too technical Be concrete (e.g. language, comparisons, contrasts) Make the topic interesting Relate the topic to your audience Personalize the speech
Informative speeches Monday, July 1 st New focuses: Organization and delivery More prep time in-class and out-of-class 4 to 6 minutes Materials: Keyword outline, visual aid (overhead projector or poster), note cards, and critique sheets Research required: at least 2 sources (with citations) Still considering past concepts Central idea: More creative construction of thesis statement Will work to separate our main points from our thesis statement/central idea
Topic: Reality television docusoaps Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the power of reality television docusoaps Central idea: Reality television docusoaps are a popular subgenre of reality television that can have a powerful impact on its viewers Preview of Main Points: To help you learn more about this topic, I’ll give you a detailed definition of the term “docusoap” Afterwards, I’ll explain its appeal to audience members and the potential effect these shows may have.
Must be approved Must inform and NOT persuade Speech about a concept, process, or object Goal is to find a topic that you will also be able to use for your persuasive speech To build on research To practice avoiding bias in informative speech Helps improve skill of informative vs. persuasive speaking
Informative speech topic: Providing understanding about reality television docusoaps Persuasive speech topic: Persuading my audience not to watch reality television docusoaps because of its detrimental effects
Topic form and audience analysis Next week Research and Supporting Materials Evaluating Research Starting Impromptu Speeches Laptops????