one that intends to educate the audience on a particular topic.
exposure to or provision of too much information or data.
clarify or define an object, an idea, a social institution or a process.
presenting a topic to an audience
the presenter must give background information on the subject and set the scene for the audience.
It gives meaning, focus, and purpose (coherence) to the information you’re presenting. And it makes that information interesting to your audience.
address similarities and/or differences between two or more people, places, things, or ideas
the speaker explains the meaning of theories, concepts, issues and philosophies that the audience may not know about.
to provide vivid and detailed information of a person, place, animal, or thing.
somehow like descriptive speech as both of them share the function of clarifying the topic.
type is also one of the informative speech types that help listeners determine how to accomplish or perform things on their own.
Your audience will get bored if you just read through the text on the presentation. This would not help the audience in understanding the speech you are giving to them.
Your audience will not be interested if you give the speech in a monotonous tone.
The gestures are really very important as they help in the comprehending the language.
whether through speech or essay – should cover a subject not already well known to your audience
Think of your own passions and areas of expertise that you think people could benefit from learning more about.
You should be able to thoroughly cover the topic in the amount of time you are given
when you show listeners how ideas go together
repeating information helps people retain it.
line of thinking

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