Since so much of your life is spent teaching, you should learn to do it well. In other words, you need to study
informative speaking, for that is what teaching isgiving information so the hearer can learn. Notice that
when you speak to inform, your purpos
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PURPOSE OF THE SPEECH TO INFORM
An informative speech provides information to an audience. The purpose of an informative speech is to help
your audience understand and remember the information you are presenting. Whi
How to Prepare
1. Prepare your speech by analyzing your audience and selecting a subject of interest to them and you.
Narrow your topic so you can adequately explain it in 2 to 4 minutes.
2. Gather accurate, specic material from at least one source.
2. THINK OF YOUR AUDIENCE
A. To best adapt your material to your audience, you must understand the people in it. It is your
obligation to nd out what kind of people will likely come to hear you. How old will they be?
What will their occupations be? What i
One of the best ways to rehearse a speech is to stand before a mirror so that you may observe
your posture, bodily actions, and gestures. A few trial runs before a mirror will vastly
improve most speeches and speakers.
E. Step number ve involves the devel
2. Topical Order- A topic is broken down into its parts and then arranged in an order determined by the
speaker and stated in the specic purpose. Topical order is also used for a process speech that
addresses more than one main point. In this method of or