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Unformatted text preview: Giving the Informative Giving the Informative Speech Speech Goals and Strategies Goals and Strategies Purpose of Informative Speeches • Informative speeches provide an audience with new information, new insights , or new ways of thinking about a topic – Introduce listeners to new ideas , events , people , places , or processes Informative Speech Ideas • Might explain information with which listeners have some familiarity but little real understanding – As long as your audience learns something , the options are nearly limitless Aspects of Informative Speeches • Well-organized introduction that previews the main points (Ch 14) • Concise conclusion (Ch 15) • Clear transitions (Ch 11) • Appropriate organizational pattern – Audiences’ understanding linked to how well speech is organized (Ch 11-13 & 26) Informative Speech Delivery Tips • Controlled vocal delivery – Speaking slowly and clearly enough to permit listeners to process the words (Ch 18) • Presentation aids – People process and retain information best when it is reinforced visually and otherwise (Ch 20-22) Informative vs Persuasive • The goal of an informative speech is to ENLIGHTEN rather than ADVOCATE – Informative speech stands in contrast to a persuasive...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course 192 220 taught by Professor Barris during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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