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. 

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