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Chapter 23 - Public Speaking Chapter 23 The Informative...

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Public Speaking Chapter 23 The Informative Speech Informative Speaking Objectives To communicate knowledge. To raise audience awareness about a topic. To provide additional information to audience current knowledge base. To shape perceptions. To demonstrate how something works. To describe an event. Types of Informational Speeches About objects or phenomena About people About events About processes About issues About complex concepts Define your Terms By illustrating the root or historical meanings of the term By explaining what it does By describing what it is not By providing concrete examples of it By comparing it with something it is like Speeches of Demonstration When giving a “how-to” speech, be prepared to use objects, models, or diagrams to demonstrate the process. Choose topics that are unusual – items that you’ve never seen demonstrated before which you know how to do. For example,
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