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CMS – March 3, 2010 Informative speaking : goal is to educate or teach the audience about a particular object, person, event procedure, or idea Persuasive : goal is to influence or convince audience to adopt a particular perspective about an object, person, event, procedure, or idea. Choosing a Topic Do not pick a topic that is too technical (ex: astrophysics) Don’t pick a topic that is too personal (ex: how to plan a grandparent’s funeral) Do not pick a boring topic (ex: your sweet 16 birthday party) Don’t pick a topic that is too expansive (ex: WWII) Don’t pick a topic that is too trivial (ex: how to take a bath) Brainstorming a Topic IF you are going to speak about someone famous in history, make sure we didn’t learn about them in elementary school (or focus on interesting, but true facts) Sometimes, your interests are boring to other people. It’s harder to sell an audience on a presentation about macramé than bullfighting
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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