Chapter 14 - Speaking to Inform

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Chapter 14 - Speaking to Inform

  1. 1. chapter 14 Speaking to Inform
  2. 2. Informative Speech <ul><li>Designed to convey knowledge, understanding </li></ul>
  3. 3. Informative Speeches <ul><li>Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Speech About Object <ul><li>The base of the St. Louis Arch houses a visitor’s center. </li></ul><ul><li>The middle of the St. Louis Arch contains a high-speech tram. </li></ul><ul><li>The top of the St. Louis Arch has an observation deck 630 feet above the ground. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Speech About Process <ul><li>Many magic tricks rely on mechanical devices that may require little skill by the magician. </li></ul><ul><li>Other magic tricks depend on the magician’s skill in fooling people by sleight-of-hand manipulation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Speech About Event <ul><li>The parades at Mardi Gras are lavish events that take place over several weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>The costumes include disguises, medallions, and the Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold. </li></ul><ul><li>The food features Cajun and Creole dishes common to southern Louisiana. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Speech About Concept <ul><li>The first major principle of nonviolent resistance is that social change must be achieved by moral means. </li></ul><ul><li>The second major principle of nonviolent resistance is that one should not inflict violence on one’s enemies. </li></ul><ul><li>The third major principle of nonviolent resistance is that suffering can be a powerful social force. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Informative Speech Guidelines <ul><li>Don’t overestimate what audience knows </li></ul><ul><li>Relate subject directly to audience </li></ul>
  9. 9. Informative Speech Guidelines <ul><li>Don’t be too technical </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid abstractions </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize ideas </li></ul>

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