General Guideline for Informative Speech

General Guideline for Informative Speech

General Guideline for Informative Speech

  1. The speech should have a clear introduction and the demonstrates the following
    • Gains interest
    • Relates topic/self to audience.
    • Relates speaker to topic.
    • Forecasts organization of the speech.

  2. The speech body is developed with a clear organizational pattern.
    • The speech should have clear main points.
    • Continues interest in topic and subject.
    • Incorporates clear and relevant examples.
    • Provides transitions through main points.

  3. Conclusion of the speech should be
    • Forewarns the audience the speech is about to end.
    • Maintains interest to the end of the speech.
    • Reviews, summarizes or repeats key elements.
    • Ends the speech.

  4. Speech delivery should flow smoothly
    • Is natural and conversational (extemporaneous.)
    • Adheres to time limits.
    • Minimizes distracting characteristics.
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm in topic.
    • Incorporates visual aids.
    • Maintains eye contact with entire audience.
    • Handles questions effectively.