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 4/28/11 Informative speaking Inform : enhance knowledge or understanding by  defining, illustrating, clarifying, or elaborating. Your goals should be to enhance understanding, to  make the material memorable, and to keep the  audience’s interest.  
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 4/28/11 To enhance understanding • Be audience-centered: What do they know  already? What content will get through best? • Avoid information overload: keep statistics and  complex data in context • Give the audience a framework for organizing  information • Use stylistic tools of clear explanation: signposts,  emphasis cues, examples, analogies
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 4/28/11 To aid recall • Use multiple channels and modes: especially if a  point is very important or complicated • Reinforce nonverbally: emphasis cues of gestures,  movements, pauses • Pace information flow • Build in redundancy: paraphrase, reiterate, repeat; 
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Unformatted text preview: internal summaries and previews 4/28/11 To maintain interest Tell a story: something with conflict, action, suspense, and/or humor; make it vivid and detailed Relate the information to the audiences interests and needs Use a startling fact, statistic, or image 4/28/11 4/28/11 Presentation aids Reinforce point visually and/or aurally Enhance understanding Enhance memorability Help listeners organize ideas Help illustrate sequences Gain and maintain attention 4/28/11 Visual aid design Easy to see and read Manageable amount of info- Simple, uncluttered; less is more Not overly flashy or distracting 4/28/11 Visual aid delivery Rehearse with them Make eye contactdont talk to the screen Explain themwhat idea is it aiding ? Put away when not in use Avoid passing around the room...
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