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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

4 Types of Informative Speaking


Four types of informative speeches 
1.     About Objects
a.     Describe something viable, tangible and stable in form
b.     Speeches about objects need to be sharply focused (you cannot convey everything to all people, have a specific purpose and limit the range of the speech)
c.     Speeches may take a variety of organizational forms (see Designs/ Organization below)
2.     About Processes
a.     A process is a systematic series of actions that leads to a specific result or product.
b.     Explain or Describe
How something is made
How something is done
How something works
c.     Goals
Organize better
Understand better
Or be able to do something themselves
d.     Often visual aids are needed
Charts can show process
Physical demonstration of steps in a process
Other as needed (see presentation and visual aids notes)
e.     Careful organization needed
Usually step by step in chronological order
May focus on major principles or techniques involved in performing the process, using a Topical organization
Each step in the process must be clear and easy to follow
Transitions between steps must be clear and assure audience understanding of previous and next steps.
3.     About Events
Any kind of happening or occurrence
i.               Occurrence may be historical event (Pearl Harbor, 9/11)
ii.              Occurrence may be historical movement or trend (Civil Rights, Women’s Suffrage, the Abolition of Slavery)
Examples personalize the events (real is best, but hypothetical will work as well)
Humanize the event as much as possible
Show relevance to the audience
Show relevance to current day
iii.            Occurrence may be everyday in nature     (dancing, waiting on customers, cooking dinner, chronic fatigue syndrome)
4.     About Concepts
i.               Convey information concerning beliefs, theories principles or other abstract subjects
ii.              Usually in topical order, but not required
iii.            Enumerate main features or ideas alternative structure
iv.             Define the concept, major elements and use examples to illustrate (third alternative structure)
v.              Compare and contrast competing schools of thought or approaches (fourth alternative)
vi.             Other (see structures and designs)
vii.           Be sure to define concepts clearly, terms in ways the audience can understand. Avoid cluttering with too many technical concepts or taking leaps beyond what is important to your presentation or discussion.
viii.          Consider using examples and comparisons to make concepts understandable
b.     Speeches may include all of the above or even other elements

18 comments:

Nick D. said...

This is some intuitively organized material here. I like how there are so many different ways to structure an informative speech. Thank you for the additional assistance, I will do my best to incorporate these scholarly facts into my presentations.

Anonymous said...

With our informative speeches coming up at the end of the month i will keep these points in the back of my mind. Very good to know although it may seem like common sense. I too will apply these in my upcoming speech

Jordon Diab

Linda B said...

I love how these notes are straight to the point and easy to follow understand, and with so much information for the summer, this is perfect!
Linda Ndenga

Anonymous said...

I hope others are grateful for the notes, sample tests and time you put into this class. Thank you Mr. Lynch.

victor garcia com101 4041 said...

this really helps in many ways for me to get a better grade and to know the organizations

SJ Walker BC03 said...

This is a good outline to use ! thanks (:

Luisa Galdamez Com 101 said...

...Not knowing...

Ashley said...

This outline for informative speeches is very useful, describes a lot information to follow. Thank you very much.

- Ashley Masters

Anonymous said...

I found all of this information very useful, because believe that organization is the key to deliver a successful speech.

-Melissa Macias

Karen Johnson Com-101-4080 said...

The outline is a great guide for our speeches. I can appreciate the pin at the end. Censorship has been an issue with different medias.

Berenice said...

great post! this very organization.

Anonymous said...

To me this means talk about things that people care about or are interested in and present it in a way that is not to broad so you don't loose your audience.
Gwen Dennett com 101 sect 4522

Anonymous said...

This article contains great information. It is useful to someone that is giving a speech and needs help to organize their thoughts. Once you know which type of speech you are doing, these guidelines can show you what is appropriate for that style. I also like the picture of the pin at the end :)

-Jason Mejia Com-101

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could credit Natalie Dee with the frog at the top if it's from her. In other news, excellent content.

Jenny M said...

I like the irony of the button at the end of this outline. This is also a very organized outline showing the different types of informative speeches.
-Jenny Miller

Anonymous said...

Oscar Perez RT,
Would a topic such as a health disease be qualified as another element to do an informative speech on?

Anonymous said...

Very useful information. I like the way the information is all set up and easy to remember which information goes with which topic.
-N186P

Anonymous said...

I like the way this is set up. I am horrible at public speaking and have a hard time keeping my thoughts in order but this is a good way to outline a speech.

Kim (UOP) Hum/186