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Unformatted text preview: 2 Understanding the Informative Speech I. Understanding the Informative Speech A. What is an Informative Speech? 1. Communicates new information or a new perspective on a topic to an audience 2. Can be about an object , process , event , person , issue , or concept 3 Understanding the Informative Speech I. Understanding the Informative Speech Contd B. Why Do You Need Informative Speaking Skills? 1. Its one of the most important public speaking competencies youll learn. 2. Can take the form of a briefing that summarizes large amounts of information in a corporate/professional setting. Public speeches may be considered to be on a continuum from highly informative to highly persuasive. Informative speeches at one end are more objective and less opinionated. At the other end are persuasive speeches that are more subjective and more opinionated. From p. 350 4 Types of Informative Speeches II. Types of Informative Speeches A. Speaking to Describe 1. Descriptions: when the listeners are unfamiliar with the topic of the speech and need new information in order to understand it B. Speaking to Explain 1. Explanations: are necessary to clarify something that is...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Nakayama during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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