Speech And Communication

Faculty Dr. Andres Rosado Informative Speech

Speech Structure – How to organize your Informative Speech

Informative Speech Outline:

The basics of writing an Informative Speech Outline:

There are many different purposes for writing an informative outline, therefore there are several different types of informative outlines. A few of the types include the informative essay outline, the informative presentation outline, and the informative speech outline.

Regardless what type of informative outline you are writing, the basic parts remain same. Each will include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

The Introduction:

· Grab the reader’s or audience’s attention

· Present your thesis statement

· Establish your credibility

· Preview what is to come

· Transition to the body

The Body:

· Outlines your main points, with sub-points and supporting facts

· Includes transitions between main points

The Conclusion:

· Signals the end is coming

· Restates your thesis

· Ends strongly, but quickly, wrapping it up and driving your point home

Note: Write a list of general subject areas that match your knowledge and experience. Your informative speech can cover a process, an event, a concept, or a type of object. Start with the bigger picture, brainstorming subjects that you are familiar with.

For example, write down subjects you’ve excelled at in school, and activities you’ve practiced for years. The more information you start with, the easier it will be to write an informative speech.

APA Style Sample:

Smith, J. (Ed.). (2009). Well said! Great speeches in American history.

Washington, DC: E & K Publishing.