Speaking to Inform Barbara B. Nixon Georgia Southern University
Types of Informative Speeches <ul><li>Explanations or lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrat...
Essential Qualities  of Informative Speeches <ul><li>Striving for clarity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective organization </l...
Essential Qualities  of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Associating new ideas with familiar ones </li></ul>Photo from...
Essential Qualities  of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Clustering ideas </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/lovehanna...
Essential Qualities  of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Constructing relevant visualizations </li></ul>Photo from htt...
Essential Qualities  of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Motivating your audience </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.c...
Tips for Developing  Informative Speeches <ul><li>Create curiosity </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/broterham...
Tips for Developing  Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Adapt to what listeners already know </li></ul>Photo by http://f...
Tips for Developing  Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Use repetition </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/fre...
Tips for Developing  Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Involve your listeners </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/ph...
Tips for Developing  Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Choose an appropriate organizational pattern </li></ul>Photo fro...
Tips for Developing  Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Use multiple channels </li></ul>Image from http://flickr.com/pho...
Avoid Information Overload Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/deapeajay/1928521563/
Next Week <ul><li>Narrative Speeches </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/the1pony/541853407/
Based on Chapter 12 <ul><li>German, K. M., Gronbeck, B. E., Ehninger, D., & Monroe, A. H. (2007).  Principles of public sp...
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Slides to accompany Barbara Nixon's COMM 1110 Public Speaking Class at Georgia Southern University

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  1. 1. Speaking to Inform Barbara B. Nixon Georgia Southern University
  2. 2. Types of Informative Speeches <ul><li>Explanations or lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/299768611/
  3. 3. Essential Qualities of Informative Speeches <ul><li>Striving for clarity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word choice </li></ul></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/brianauer/2243934256/
  4. 4. Essential Qualities of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Associating new ideas with familiar ones </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/marxalot/1357054666/
  5. 5. Essential Qualities of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Clustering ideas </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/lovehannahan/2202349313/
  6. 6. Essential Qualities of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Constructing relevant visualizations </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/carlosweick/157597695/
  7. 7. Essential Qualities of Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Motivating your audience </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137729430/
  8. 8. Tips for Developing Informative Speeches <ul><li>Create curiosity </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/broterham/37039048/
  9. 9. Tips for Developing Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Adapt to what listeners already know </li></ul>Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/piper/22584430/
  10. 10. Tips for Developing Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Use repetition </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/fred_dela/2285253737/
  11. 11. Tips for Developing Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Involve your listeners </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2249064379/
  12. 12. Tips for Developing Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Choose an appropriate organizational pattern </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/pnoeric/1589808066/
  13. 13. Tips for Developing Informative Speeches, cont’d <ul><li>Use multiple channels </li></ul>Image from http://flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2295910917/in/set-72157603545131468/
  14. 14. Avoid Information Overload Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/deapeajay/1928521563/
  15. 15. Next Week <ul><li>Narrative Speeches </li></ul>Photo from http://flickr.com/photos/the1pony/541853407/
  16. 16. Based on Chapter 12 <ul><li>German, K. M., Gronbeck, B. E., Ehninger, D., & Monroe, A. H. (2007). Principles of public speaking (16th ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon. </li></ul>Title slide photo from http://flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/
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