Help Me With My Informative Speech!
General Tips for Effective Speeches. Planning and preparing an informative speech can be intimidating, especially if you're relatively new to formal public speaking. Fortunately, we're here to help. The left column has some useful advice as you work on your speech from idea to delivery. The right column features some topic ideas to help you brainstorm an informative speech idea of your own.
Here are three general tips to consider as you get started:
- KISS: Keep it Simple, Stupid. Don't overcomplicate your speech. A short, impactful message with a few key points can be much better than a long-winded, rambling speech with too many (or no clear) points.
- Relevant speeches are good speeches -- if it matters to the audience, then they will listen.
- Convey a positive attitude and bring energy to your speech. People will likely remember this (if nothing else) and this can cause the central message of your speech to be better received.
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