Below are the guidelines for the Informative Speech. Refresh your memory of the requirements before you record your speech. Remember when recording your speech that you must have an audience of at least 6 adults (over the age of 16), and you must pan the audience before you speak, begin speaking without stopping the tape, and then pan the audience again at the conslusion of your speech. Make sure you begin your recording with your name and the speech you are presenting (i.e. Process speech) and make sure you follow the guidelines for recording speeches.
Click the link above to submit your speech, preparation outline, speaking outline, bibliography, audience analysis tally and analysis paragraph. Remember that in order for a speech to be counted as on time, you must submit all the required documents along with the speech video.
After you submit your video, watch the speech again and complete the self-evaluation.
TIME LIMIT: 4-6 Minutes
Your second formal informative speech is designed to help you further develop speech making skills. You may give your speech on a PERSON, PLACE, CONCEPT or EVENT, but not on a process because that was the requirement for your first informative speech. A variety of topics would be appropriate. For example, you might present a biographical sketch of Winston Churchill, or you might research and explain the extent and causes of alcoholism or drug abuse, the significance of the battle at Gettysburg, the causes of the landslide election in 1932, or the growth of cable television. Some topics might lend themselves to persuasive as well as informative presentations. However, you should stick to informing your audience for this speech. (Do NOT tell the audience what they should do or believe or that something is a problem or beneficial – because that would get into your opinion and that would be persuasive.) A visual aid should be used for this presentation.
REQUIREMENTS & EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Checklist of Items Due:
__ Typed Preparation Outline & Bibliography
__ Audience Analysis Questionnaire with Tally & typed paragraph describing what you did to adapt to the audience
__ Speaking Outline (notecard)
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