Informative Speech Tips
Objective: To construct a well-written informative presentation following the criteria below and effectively presenting to an audience. I have provided you with the informative outline template that I expect you to use for this speech. I will also provide you with sample informative speeches in class so that you can see what one looks like.
1. In this presentation you will be providing your audience with information about a topic. You should choose a topic that interests you. You will not be able to tell us everything about this topic. Instead your job is to choose which aspects of the topic you feel are most important for your audience. You may use a visual aid(s) if you wish.
2. Think of an informative presentation as if it were a short teaching assignment. You are bringing information to us, not to persuade us to take one side, but simply to become more familiar with aspects of the topic.
1. This presentation will include a minimum of 2 research sources. These may come from academic journals, credible magazines, newspapers, personal interviews, books, television broadcasts, and valid web sources. Make sure you diversify your sources, particularly when using the web. Be sure to cite your references in the text of your presentation.
2. Refer to an APA Manual on how to properly cite different types of sources and don’t forget to include all sources used in the text of your presentation in your references page.
3. The outline template is provided and you should follow the guidelines listed in the document. You will write it in outline form versus essay form so that I can measure your understanding and application of the specific components (i.e. attention getter, thesis statement, internal transitions, etc.).
1. Make sure to make eye contact with the audience and/or the camera.
2. The presentation will be 3-5 minutes long. Speeches that run (under) or overtime will be