The Informative Speech


Guidelines for Informative Speaking – in informative speeches, you tell listeners something they don’t already know.

Guidelines for informative speeches include: Limit the Amount of Information: don’t overload your audience with too much information; covering two new ideas in depth is better than skimming through five Adjust the Level of Complexity: a series of prepared presentations much like public speeches, all speeches address different aspects of a single problem, a leader introduces the speakers and provides transitions from one speaker to another Stress Relevance and Usefulness: audiences best remember information related to their own goals and needs Relate New Information to Old: use information your audience already knows as a springboard to the new information you will present Make Your Speech Easy to Remember: using the principles of public speaking (e.g., effective language use, organization, and delivery) enhances the audience’s ability to retain the information.

Some specific suggestions for making a speech memorable include: Repeat the points you want the audience to remember Use guided language (e.g., “My first point is” “This is important to remember”) Use internal summary transitions to remind an audience of what you have said and how it relates to what will follow Pattern your messages by using an organization that is logical and parallel construction of main points Focus audience attention (e.g., “I ask you focus on these three things”)


A speech about objects, people, events or concepts (excluding anything medical or disease-related).

SPECIFIC PURPOSE: ________________________________________

Your topic should incorporate the following: creativity, originality, the needs and interests of your audience. Video editing and video stopping/pausing are NOT allowed. 

Here I uploaded a sample outline.