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  • 1.
    • Candice Fitzgerald
    • Jasmin Henderson
    • Lanette Charles
    • Manuel Ramirez
    SPEAKING TO INFORM
  • 2. “ A speech to inform shares information with others to enhance their knowledge or understanding of the information, concepts, and ideas presented.” Textbook P. 368
  • 3. GOALS OF INFORMATIVE SPEAKING
  • 4.
    • In order for your audience to pay attention to what your saying you must make sure they understand
    • You must be audience centered; find out what the audience already knows and expand on there knowledge
    • Make sure your
    • point and message
    • make sense to
    • your listeners
    chabursky.com
  • 5.
    • You don’t want to bore your audience so choose a topic that will pertain to their interest
    • Listeners feel that if a speech benefits them, then they will be more likely to pay attention
    • Informative
    • speakers should
    • aim to add to the
    • audience’s knowledge,
    • satisfy their curiosity,
    • and entertain them
    Speaking to Maintain Interest darkroastedblend.com
  • 6.
    • Audience members usually only remember half of what they are told
    • As an informative speaker, you should try to improve your audiences listening skills by making your speech interesting, so that they will remember it
    • Organization is the key;
    • using all the appropriate
    • speech methods is a sure
    • way to keep your
    • audience’s attention
    Speaking to Be Remembered events.venturebeat.com
  • 7.  
  • 8. Speeches About Objects
    • Speeches about an object can be about anything you can see or feel
    • The time limit for your speech will determine your amount of detail
    • Speeches about objects may be organized typically, chronologically, or spatially
  • 9. Speeches About Procedures
    • This speech discusses how something works
    • Many speeches about procedures include visual aids
  • 10. Speeches About People
    • This type of speech can be about anybody
    • The key to presenting an effective biographical speech is to be selective
  • 11. Speeches About Events
    • Make the event come alive
    • Organize for effect
  • 12. Speeches About Ideas
    • Speeches about ideas are more abstract
    • Most speeches about ideas are organized topically or according to complexity
  • 13. Ways to Enhance Audience Understanding
  • 14. Strategies to Enhance Understanding
    • Teach and explain with clarity
        • Defining clarity
        • No assumptions
        • Making conscious decisions
    More Tips for Message Clarity, on page 376
        • Audience Enhancer #1: Don’t present too much, too quickly
  • 15. Techniques to Enhance Understanding
    • Use adult learning techniques
        • Provide information for instant application
        • Actively involve the listeners
        • Connect listeners’ life experiences with new info.
        • Audience Enhancer #2: Preview your main ideas in your introduction
  • 16. Techniques to Enhance Understanding (Cont’d)
        • Relate information to listeners’ needs and lives
        • Help listeners solve their problems
    Helpful information Active listeners Problem solving +
        • Audience Enhancer #3: Relate new ideas to previous points
  • 17. Principles to Enhance Understanding
    • Familiarize complex ideas & processes
        • Use analogies
        • Describe vividly
        • Use word pictures
          • With the 5 senses
    Audience Enhancer #4: Provide a visual outline to help listeners follow your ideas
  • 18. STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN AUDIENCE INTEREST
  • 19.
    • Entertain:
    • to hold the attention of pleasantly or agreeably; divert; amuse.
    • Dictionaryreference.com
  • 20.
    • Establish a motive
    • Don’t assume that your listeners
    • will be automatically interested in your topic.
  • 21.
    • Tell a Story
    • Simple + Powerful=Amusing
  • 22. USE CONFLICT It fosters Attention
  • 23.
    • The key to
    • holding audience interest is to use a plot that moves along.
    USE ACTION
  • 24. USE HUMOR MAKES THE POINT WHILE HOLDING ATTENTION
  • 25. KEEP THE AUDIENCE AT THE EDGE OF THEIR SEAT USE SUSPENSE
  • 26. “ Soo…um… that’s exactly how you make pinkish cupcakes… any questions?”
    • PRESENT INFORMATION
    • THAT RELATES TO YOUR
    • LISTENERS
    • Be aware of the information your audience can use.
  • 27.
    • Make the audience ponder so they will be actively engaged.
    A priest, a lawyer and a rabbi walk into a bar and… ? ? ? ? ? USE THE UNEXPECTED
  • 28. IN CONCLUSION