Informative Speech

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
• Topical #1 – main features of a concept
• Topical #2 – define or illustratae main
• Topical #3 – explain competing views
(positive and negative points of view)
Informative Speech
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
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
What is BarMitzwah?
The history of aboriginals in Australia.
Why dragons Chinese New Year
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
• Yoga for beginners.
• Why the unsinkable Titanic sank.
• Mysterious stories of the Bermuda
• 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
• 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
• Futuristic vehicles in transportation.
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• Futuristic vehicles in transportation.
• The most famous tricks of Houdini the