What Is Informative Speech

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By using speech and language effectively, and being able to describe or explain something in a way that influences and enables others to benefit from what is said form a solid foundation for becoming an excellent and competent public speaker. The speaker uses three common speeches to convey his messages to his audience clearly and successfully. 1.6.1. Informative speech Informative speech is the process through which the speaker aims to communicate something new or a new perspective to an audience and to lead listeners to greater understanding or insights (Ibid, 2008:349). When the speaker informs, he is typically trying to be remembered, enhance understanding, and maintain interest (Beebe and Beebe, 2005:310). The speaker must relate…show more content…
The special pattern describes the physical or directional relationship between objects or places, and it works with speeches about places or people (Ibid, 2010:258). The topical pattern works with any type of informative speech where the topic is divided into subtopics that address its components, elements, or aspects (Ibid, 2010:259). The narrative pattern works best with speeches about objects or people; it allows retelling events as a story or series of short stories (Ibid, 2010:260). Finally, the cause-and-effect pattern which explains the reasons and the production behind an event and particular outcomes; it works well with speeches about events (Ibid,…show more content…
The speaker makes claims and supports them with evidence and reasoning to make the audience accept what is said (Coopman and Lull, 2010:302). There are three main elements which work together to create the foundation of a persuasive speech which are accordingly: claims, evidence, and reasoning. First, claims go beyond facts; they respond to the basic questions about the speaker’s position and his topic. Arguments include two types of claims: the premise and conclusion. The premise provides reason to support the primary claim that is conclusion. Second, evidence is the use of supporting materials such as statistics and artifacts to help the audience grasp them quickly and clearly. Third, reasoning is the process that the speakers use to connect the support and the assertion; it is the bridge between the claim and the evidence. The speaker can adopt the most relevant types in reasoning which are deductive, inductive, causal, and analogical (Ibid,
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