Senior Speech Informative Speeches Informative Speech Types of Informative Speeches 1. Objects • places, animals, people • Chronological – tell the history or how it or they have changed • Topical Informative Speech 2. The Process • Seek to help audience understand or perform it • Chronological – step by step • Topical – separate, independent points which describe the process Informative Speech 3. Events • Chronological • Causal – what caused or led up to this event being inevitable • Topical – features of the event, its origins, benefits, and future implications Informative Speech 4. Concepts – Beliefs, ideas, theories, or principles • Topical #1 – main features of a concept • Topical #2 – define or illustratae main features • Topical #3 – explain competing views (positive and negative points of view) Informative Speech Reminders: 1. Formal/semi formal – not about trendy things like movies, music, books, etc. 2. Do not inform us of anything of a personal nature or about yourself or someone else unless that person is deceased and of historical importance. Informative Speech Reminders: 3. Do not inform us of anything that is common or obvious in scope. (Don’t inform us of something everyone already knows about/uses/believes, etc. I Can’t Think of a Topic! • Advertising, Africa, Agriculture, Animals, Antarctica, Anthropology, Antique, Applied Sciences, Archaeology, Architecture, Aromatheraphy, Artificial Intelligence, Arts, Asia, Astrology, Astronomy, Australia, Aviation, Backpacking, Beauty, Biographies, Biology, Bird Flu, Books, Cheerleading, Chemistry, Children, Cities, Climate, Communication, Cooking, Countries, Business, Cars, Celebrities, Culture, Dancing, Demographics, Design, Drinks, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Entertainment, Ethnic Groups, Etiquette, Europe, Family, Fashion, Finance, Food,Games, Geography, Government Hiking, History, Home, Industries, International Organizations, International Relations, Labour, Languages, Law, Lifestyles, Literature, Manufacturing, Maps, Martial Arts, Mass Media, Medicine, Military, Movements, Movies, Museums, Music, Mysteries, Mythology, Myths, National Parks, Nature, News, North America, Oceania, People, Performing Arts, Personal Life, Pets, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Popular Culture, Psychology, Radio, Reference, Religions, Science, Society, Sociology, South America, Space, Sports, Sports Events, Technology, Telecommunications, Television, Tourism, Toys, Travel. • • • • • • Ways to help the countries of Africa. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. What is BarMitzwah? The history of aboriginals in Australia. Why dragons Chinese New Year celebrations? Famous temples in the Maya culture. • • • • Why the Roman build aqueducts. The boats of the Vikings of Scandinavia. Samurai warriors of ancient Japan. Plants, animals and other organisms that live in the oceans. • Where are the Rainforests in our world?. • The planets, moons, asteroids, comets and dwarf planets in our Solar System. • • • • How the American Civil War began. The secrets of crop circles. If I was a journalist for one day, I should... Does Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster exist? • Yoga for beginners. • Why the unsinkable Titanic sank. • Mysterious stories of the Bermuda Triangle • How Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. • Different types of whales; marine life happens to be a very good informative speech topic. • How the Greec organize their Ancient Olympics. • The travels of Marco Polo. • How animals can survive the extreme cold of Antarctica. • History of our National Anthem. • How to plan a geology field trip. • Aerodynamics in sports equipment. • Architecture: building and construction styles. • Futuristic vehicles in transportation. • The most famous tricks of Houdini the • Futuristic vehicles in transportation. • The most famous tricks of Houdini the magician.