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Public Speaking Chapter 13

Public Speaking Chapter 13 - Chapter 13 Response...

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Chapter 13 Response Informative speaking is different from persuasive speeches in the sense that informative speaking “functions to enlighten by sharing ideas and information (280). Informative speeches serve a purpose for speakers to present new information and new interesting ideas to their audience. Informative speeches can be about topics that we are interested in and want people around us to get a better understanding of our topic. There are many forms of informative speaking. For example, speakers may want to use topics that would “expand [peoples’] awareness of the world around them” (281). However, how do speaker address an informative speech while keeping his or her audience interested and engaged in the speech? Speakers should always provide clear, basic information and should incorporate gestures and eye contact. Moreover, speakers should also “show listeners what’s in it for them”; they should also keep the speech short so that the audience can easily follow what the speakers are trying to say. Moreover,
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