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Informative Speech Objectives

  1. 1. Informative Speech Objectives<br />A few tips to help you deliver a successful presentation<br />
  2. 2. The following instructions come with one caveat<br />Either your proposal or draft outline was approved by me<br />
  3. 3. Requirements<br />These are the topics that this presentation will touch upon.<br />For more info, check out my posts and your personal feedback (via Courseworks) on The Q as well as your textbook.<br />Your Goals<br />Your Topic<br />Information Literacy<br />Choice of Topics<br />Information Literacy<br />Define Your Terms<br />Organizational Patterns<br />Supporting Material<br />Conclusion<br />Be Yourself!<br />Go for it!<br />
  4. 4. First, The Requirements<br />Speeches and assignments should be given on the day they are due.<br />An outline as well as a Works Cited page listing a minimum of 3 sources is due on the day the speech is delivered. Not more than one Wikipedia source. <br />Dress professionally on speech days and do not wear hatsor chew gum during your speech.<br />The informative speech is 7-9 minutes in length. <br />You must use PowerPoint.<br />Data in the form of graphs, statistics, etc. must support each main point.  <br />
  5. 5. Your goal is to inform and teach your audience about your topic.  <br /> <br />Focus on one type of informative speech: objects, events, concepts, or a process.  <br /> <br />Avoid biographies.<br />
  6. 6. Select a topic that is interesting to you<br />It helps if you are knowledgeable on your topic. <br /> <br />However, you can become knowledgeable on any topic through research.  You want to also choose a topic that will be intellectually stimulating to your audience.  <br />
  7. 7. Information Literacy<br />
  8. 8. Determine what information you need.<br />Information Literacy<br />
  9. 9. Access information effectively and efficiently.<br />Information Literacy<br />
  10. 10. Evaluate information critically.<br />Information Literacy<br />
  11. 11. Use and incorporate information ethically and legally.<br />Information Literacy<br />
  12. 12. Transfer these information literacy skills to new research tasks in the future.<br />Information Literacy<br />
  13. 13. Always Consider your audience!<br /> <br />Use the audience centered approach to public speaking <br />
  14. 14. Define Your Terms<br />Clear definitions are especially important in informative speeches.<br />If you are unsure whether audience members will know the meaning of a term, plan to define it in one or more of the following ways<br />
  15. 15. Define Your Terms<br />
  16. 16. Stimulate your audience's imagination <br />Use "imagine if" scenarios, tell a story or refer to a recent event.<br />Establish the relevance of your topic to your audience<br />
  17. 17. Use concrete and colorful nouns and verbs that convey your meaning in a specific and tangible way.<br />
  18. 18. Use repetition to help listeners retain information<br />
  19. 19. Use similes (figures of speech that compare one thing to another)<br />Good businessmen are sometimes ruthless… Like sharks<br />
  20. 20. They are figures of speech that compare two things by describing one thing as being the other.<br />Use metaphors<br />Like a knight in shining armor.<br />
  21. 21. Or…<br />Painting oneself into a corner!<br />
  22. 22. Organizational Pattern<br />
  23. 23. There are different ways to organize your informative speech.<br />
  24. 24. Organizational Patterns<br />
  25. 25. Organizational Patterns (Cont’d)<br />
  26. 26. Developing Supporting Material<br />Use a variety of supporting materials.<br /> <br />People want to know the truth about a given matter and they will not merely accept your word for it.<br />
  27. 27. Refer Orally to Your Sources<br />Listeners place more value on conclusions drawn by multiple sources that they find credible(1).<br />There is no set format, make sure to clearly identify where your information came from and provide the context.<br />1. Rodney Reynolds and Michael Burgoon, “Evidence,” in The Persuasion Handbook: Developmetns in Theory and Practice, etd. J.P. Dillard and M. Pfau (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2002), 427-44<br />
  28. 28. Possible Forms for Citing Testimony<br />“According to John Miller, one of the three founders of the community’s rapid-transit committee…”<br />“Teresa Allen, fund-raising chairperson from the Chicago Society of the Performing Arts, gave some insight into the proper way to obtain donations when she said…”<br />“Dr. Mary Klein, a stem cell researcher from the Brown University School of Medicine , echoed this sentiment when she spoke Monday at the Public Health Committee Meeting…”<br />
  29. 29. Possible Forms for Citing Examples<br />“Let me give you two examples of outsourcing …”<br />“Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation is an example of a fiscally effective charity…”<br />“For example, what if, in five years, the average temperature of the Pacific Ocean rises one half of one degree Fahrenheit?”<br />
  30. 30. Possible Forms for Citing Facts & Statistics<br />“As published in the October 2008 Edition of Nature…”<br />“According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, accessed on April 10, 2010…”<br />“According to a january 2008 report posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, 70.8 percent of all deaths…”<br />
  31. 31. Show Your Audience the Data<br />Use appropriate tables, graphs …<br />
  32. 32. And charts to display the statistics…<br />
  33. 33. Make The Conclusion Memorable<br />
  34. 34. Guidelines for Preparing the Conclusion<br /><ul><li>During the research phase, be on the lookout for material that you can use in the conclusion.
  35. 35. Do not leave the conclusion to chance. Prepare both a full-sentence outline & a key-word outline.
  36. 36. Keep the length of the conclusion to about one-sixth of the overall speech
  37. 37. Practice delivering the conclusion often, using your peers as sounding boards.</li></li></ul><li>Now, Remember…<br />
  38. 38.
  39. 39. Dress Codes Are A Reality In The Business World, To Wit…<br />These Ads By A Leading Consulting Company<br />
  40. 40. This Look Is Great For College<br />Not So Much For An Interview Or A Presentation<br />
  41. 41. Gentlemen, Do Wear These…<br />
  42. 42. Please Avoid These Looks…<br />Gentlemen, no hats<br />
  43. 43. Ladies, Try These… <br />
  44. 44. But Please Avoid These…<br />
  45. 45. Perfect for a Night On The Town<br />Not an office setting. Please avoid these types of shoes<br />
  46. 46. Everybody’s on Your Side… <br />I know I am!<br />
  47. 47. So Go For It!<br />