Informative Speeches: How to Write an Informative Speech

understanding public speaking isn't

really that hard there are only three

kinds of speeches you need to learn to

write organize and deliver there are

informative speeches persuasive speeches

and special occasion speeches if you

learn the basics of these three you will

have a solid foundation as a public

speaker informative speeches will be the

topic of this video I want to talk to

you about the goal of an informative

speech and how to put an informative

speech together and in doing so provide

important strategies to be successful a

great idea with any project is to begin

with the end in mind so what is your

goal with an informative speech first

you are there to tell your listeners

something new that they don't already

know why would you tell them what they

already do know but the word telling

really doesn't capture the real intent

of informing you are there to help the

audience understand you need to put

yourself in their shoes and ask what

words illustrations are examples or

references might enable them to get it

second your goal with an informative

speech is to keep the focus of your

listeners this doesn't mean to tell

jokes so your audience doesn't fall

asleep be professional poised very clear

and well-organized in your thoughts

think about the last time you lost focus

while listening to a speaker I would bet

it was because the speaker started

rambling and was not well organized

choose your words and organization with

clarity in mind

third your goal with an informative

speech is to be remembered in 1963 dr.

Martin Luther King jr. gave a speech in

Washington DC what was the most

remembered line it was I have a dream

your goal might not be to move a nation

but why are you speaking unless you want

your listeners to remember what you've

said now that we've talked about what

our end goals are let's talk about how

to put an informative speech together

let me give you five brief steps I

always begin by considering the audience

you are to be an audience centered

public speaker so as you start the

process of putting together your speech

remember that every other step has to be

infused with this abiding principle

second step is to develop the speech as

mentioned in the developing your speech

video begin with a blank piece of paper

and write your topic and your general

purpose at the top then write your

specific purpose that is what is it that

you want to accomplish next work on

summarizing your speech into one

declarative sentence this is your

central idea and finally write out your

blueprint sentence called your preview

sentence that will tell your audience

the steps or points you will elaborate

on in your presentation this

step-by-step process is really the

beginning of writing your draft outline

you will take this and then fill in the

blanks for the rest of your outline

third step is to choose which

organizational structure to use to

present your speech there are five which

are fully explained in the organizing

your speech video topical chronologic

spacial causal and problem solution for

the informative speech you should focus

on using the topical chronological or

spatial organizational structure fourth

step is to outline your speech begin by

using the preview sentence or pre our

blueprint sentence to create your main

points in fact your central idea should

be a sentence summary of the speech the

preview tells exactly the points you

will talk about and then you just put

these into sing single clear declarative

sentences and then you have each of your

main points create your sub points to

develop and explain your main points if

you're giving people new information

it's usually because you have researched

it if you are sharing researched

information you must always give an oral

citation for each bit of information

that tells your audience the author the

article it was found in the source of

the article and the date you also might

want to tell why this author is a good

source the final aspect of outlining is

creating the four part introduction

attention topic why I can speak about

this and preview and then add your

transitions between the introduction and

the body of the speech and in between

each main point and finally your

two-part conclusion the review and

wrap-up let me wrap this up by reminding

you to begin preparing your informative

speech with the three goals of telling

new things keeping listeners focus and

saying things in a way that they will be

remembered additionally I hope what you

have learned about putting an

informative speech together is that it's

very similar to how you would put any

speech together there is truth to the

cliche tell them what you're going to

tell them

tell them and then tell them what you

just told them see you in the next video