Informative speeches are designed to educate audiences. Informative speeches answer questions about a topic, such as those beginning with who, when, what, where, why, how to, and how does. For example, your informative speech might describe who popular singer-songwriter Lorde is, define Scientology, compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Pinterest and Instagram, demonstrate how to create and post a video on a website like YouTube.
So, you aren’t celebrating something like you did in the Ceremonial speech, and you aren’t attempting to convince the audience, like you will in the Persuasive speech. You’re just informing/educating on a topic.
Remember to refer back to your Informative Speech Outline and focus on organizing your speech with an Introduction, Body (main points), Conclusion, and Transition Statements.
A visual aid (presentational aid) is required.
You must also cite sources when using facts/statistics.
For specific values of the presentation, a rubric is provided for review below.
Length: 4-6 minutes. Deduction of 5 points for every 30 seconds under/over the time
(i.e. 6:01 = -5 points, 6:31 = -5 points, 7:00 = -5 points).
DO NOT use a filter when recording your speech.