Informative speaking is a category that allows a speaker to give a ten minute speech about a topic of their choice. The speech should be objective in nature and unbiased. Whether controversial topics are discussed or not, the speaker must not give an opinion, but rather can bring light to an issue through facts and evidence. Along with a research based speech, the speaker may use visual aids such as poster boards or constructed books to give the audience a visual representation of information. When speaking, it is important to engage the audience through a relaxed and natural tone that utilizes humor and emotion when appropriate. Overall, the speaker should have an original speech with different areas of analysis to create a clear and unique perspective on that topic. Simply put, informative, allows you to use voice to educate others.

Written by: Molly Burke