Speaking To Inform

SPEAKING TO INFORM

1. THE SPEECH TO INFORM

Select new and useful information for presentation to the audience.
Organize the information for easy understandability and retention.
Present the information in a way that will help motivate the audience to learn.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

2. RESOURCES FOR INFORMING

Analyze the knowledge level of your audience regarding your chosen subject.
Focus your presentation at the audience’s level of knowledge.
Build a supporting case for each major point through use of explanation, examples, and information gathered from research.
Effectively use at least one visual aid to enhance the audience’s understanding.

Time: Eight to ten minutes.

3. THE DEMONSTRATION TALK

Prepare a demonstration speech to clearly explain a process, product, or activity.
Conduct the demonstration as part of a speech delivered without notes.

Time: Ten to twelve minutes.

4. A FACT-FINDING REPORT

Prepare a report on a situation, event or problem of interest to the audience.
Deliver sufficient factual information in your report so the audience can base valid conclusions or a sound decision on it.

Time: Ten to twelve minutes.

5. THE ABSTRACT CONCEPT

Research and organize the thought of experts on an abstract concept, theory, historical force, or social/political issue.
Present the ideas in a clear and interesting manner.

Time: Ten to twelve minutes.