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- Purpose: to educate the audience about a particular topic
Informative speeches usually inform the audience about:
Rubenstein, Hannah, Dan O'Hair and Rob Stewart. Speaker's Guidebook: text and reference. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedofrd/St Martin's, 2007. Print.
- Look for a topic that you can explain on paper in five paragraphs
- Define any terms that are not "common knowledge" (e.g. "the sky is blue", "humans have ten toes", etc.)
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Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies
Here is an example of an informative speech: