2 Informative speech:communicates knowledge and understanding about a process, an event, a person or place, an object, or a concept.
3 Creating an Informative Speaking Environment The speaker has expertise or knowledgeIllustrate the importance and relevance of a topic
4 Types of Informative Speeches Speeches about processesSpeeches about eventsSpeeches about places and peopleSpeeches about objectsSpeeches about concepts
5 Speeches about processes: describe how something is done, how something comes to be, or how something works.
6 AKA:“how to” speeches, or demonstration speeches.
7 Speeches about events: describe or explain significant, interesting, or unusual occurrences.
8 Speeches About Events What happened? Why did it happen? What was the effect?Mini history lessons about key moments
9 Speeches about places and people: describe significant, interesting, or unusual places or people.
10 Speeches about objects: describe or explain anything that is tangible, that can be perceived by the senses.
11 Speeches about concepts: describe or explain an abstraction, such as ideas, theories, principles, world views, beliefs.
12 Goals of Speeches about Concepts Understand the conceptIts historyIts characteristicsIts effect on society or individuals
13 Organizational Patterns for Informative Speeches Chronological: main points are organized to trace a sequence of events or ideas over time.Spatial: main points are organized to address topics according to location or direction.
14 Organizational Patterns for Informative Speeches Causal: main points are organized to describe a cause and effect relationship.Topical: main points are organized to describe different aspects of a topic.
15 Tips for Giving Effective Informative Speeches Bring topics to lifeTailor your information to your audienceUse language that is clear and unbiased
16 Ethical Informative Speaking Conduct careful researchPresent an unbiased perspectivePresent information honestly
17 A Good Example “The Rare Phobia” (Bekah Diehl) “Night Terrors” (use of visual aid)