Unformatted text preview: Chapter 16: Informative Speaking Informative Preview Preview Discuss informative speaking chapter (16) Discuss informative speaking assignment Sign up for informative Speeches Informative speaking Informative The process of educating an audience The about a particular topic about Question? Question? What is the difference between informative What Speaking and persuasive speaking Speaking Informative Speaking Versus Persuasive Speaking Persuasive Informative speaking: Goal is to educate Informative or teach the audience about a particular object, person, event, procedure, or idea. object, Persuasive: Goal is to influence or Persuasive: convince audience to adopt a particular perspective about an object, person, event, procedure, or idea. event, Picking a topic Picking Do not pick a topic that is too technical (e.g., astrophysics) (e.g., Do not pick a topic that is too personal (e.g., How your STD has impacted you) (e.g., Do not pick a boring topic (e.g., Vacuums) (e.g., Do not pick a topic that is too expansive (e.g., history of America, war in America) Do not pick a topic that is too trivial (e.g., how to make jello shots) Evidence Evidence Statistics: The use of figures and Statistics: numbers to indicate a relationship between various phenomenon. between
• • • Make sure they are from credible sources. Make sure they derive from a large and Make representative sample. representative Make sure they are presented Make in an understandable manner. in Evidence Evidence Objective (logos) Good because it can make you sound more Good credible, logical, rational. credible, Good because it helps paints a larger Good picture of your information. picture Bad because it can often be dry and Bad removed from personal experience. removed Evidence Evidence Narratives (stories, anecdotes and Narratives examples) (Pathos) examples) Good to help paint a personal picture. Good to add emotion to a speech. Bad because it is often an isolated case. Evidence Evidence Special types of narrative evidence Factual Illustration – A long in depth story Factual about one particular occurrence. about Specific Instance – A short, undeveloped Specific example relating to the previous factual illustration. Expert testimony – Make sure the expert is Expert actually an expert in the area you are suggesting. suggesting. Evidence Evidence Reporting Evidence Provide evidence when information is either Provide i) not your own or ii) not common sense. Provide the name of the person you are Provide citing AND tell why they are credible (if this isn’t common knowledge). After you do that once you can just say the name of the person (or publication). person Provide arguments. Make the evidence Provide connect to or illustrate a particular claim. Outline Form Outline Create a formal outline Use full sentences. Use sentence subordination (one sentence Use per point and one point per sentence – except for maybe the attention getter). Use transitions and signposts to alert Use listeners to your organization. listeners Outline Form Outline Introductions
Attention Getter – Gets audience’s attention and makes them Attention want to listen (e.g., quotations, starling statistics, factual illustrations, a demonstration, a narrative, a good engaging question) question) Thesis Statement – A one-sentence summary of what you will Thesis discuss. discuss. Reason to Listen – Very Important! Tells the audience how Reason your speech will benefit them and or enrich their lives. your Credibility – Tells the audience why you are an expert on this Credibility topic (e.g., Research, Experience, Education, etc.) topic Preview – A one-sentence previews of your main topics Preview (usually organized in pairs of three) (usually Outline Form Outline Conclusions
Restate Thesis – Paraphrase your initial thesis Restate statement to reassert your claim. statement Review the Main Points – A one-sentence review of Review each of the points you spoke about. each Reason to Remember – If your audience is to Reason remember one thing from the speech what would that be? that Tie-back to the Attention Getter – A sense of Tie-back closure by reminding your audience what you spoke about in the attention getter. about Delivery Delivery Make a connection
Think about what you want to achieve and how you Think will do this with your audience. will DO NOT BE: DO Self-focused – trying to figure out how you should Self-focused be behaving while speaking (bad). be Message-focused – trying to remember your speech Message-focused while speaking (bad). while BE: BE: Audience-focused – thinking about the connection Audience-focused you are making with others (good). you Practice Practice Do it like you mean it Don’t just read your speech. Don’t just speak it in a mirror. Public speaking is an interaction so try to Public make the situation as real as possible. Informative presentation Informative Begins 10/21/09 Inform us about a particular topic, Inform issue, or subject issue, Should not be persuasive Select a topic that interests you Make sure the topic is respectful Topics are due by Friday 10/9 by email Requirements Requirements Minimum of Three current sources (must be Minimum identified in speech, in outline and in a typed bibliography) bibliography) At least one visual aid (you are allowed At more; must be used effectively) more; 5-6 minutes (ignore your course handbook) 5-6 One point will be deducted for every 15 One seconds under or over the time limit (please time speech before presenting) time Self-Evaluation Self-Evaluation On top of presentation you will also write a 2-3 On page write up. page To do the write up you must first watch a video To of yourself giving the informative presentation of You get the video from the CMA Instructional You Media Center. This facility is located in CMA 5Media 114A and is open Mon-Thurs 7:45-6:30, Fri 114A 7:45-5:00, and Sat & Sun 12:00-6:00. You can reach them at 471-3419. reach Watch video and then write a 2-3 page essay Watch that addresses all the questions listed in your course handbook. course Point Distribution Point Informative Speech = 60 points Write up = 10 points Remember to look over the informative Remember grading form before you present grading ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '06