Informative Speeches

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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will know what an informative speech is and how to utilize the various patterns of organization in informative speeches.

This section defines informative speeches and their uses.

This section provides information about the various types of informative speeches.

Review Questions

1) What is the goal of an informative speech? What must you avoid when delivering an informative presentation?

2) What types of patterns of organization should be used when discussing events? 

3) Due to their abstract nature, what type of informative speech is most difficult? How might you overcome this difficulty to deliver an effective presentation?

4) If you were giving a speech about your favorite brand of ice cream, what type of informative speech would it be? What pattern would you consider using?