Speaking To Inform&Appendix B HCOM 100 Instructor Name
Speaking to Inform PREVIEW • Types of informative Presentations • Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation • Clear • Interesting • Memorable
Speaking to inform • The purpose of a message to inform is to share information with others to enhance their knowledge or understanding of the information • When you inform someone, you assume the role of teacher by defining, illustrating, clarifying, or elaborating on the topic.
Types of Informative Presentations • About Objects • About Procedures • About People • About Events • About Ideas
Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation Clear • A message is clear when it is understood by the listener in the way the speaker intended. • Be aware of what you intend to communicate • Select appropriate words that are reinforced with appropriate nonverbal cues • Adapt your message to your audience
Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation Clear • Simplify Ideas • Pace your Information Flow • Relate New Information to Old • analogy
Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation Interesting • Relate to your Listeners’ Interests • Use Attention-Catching Supporting Material • Establish a Motive for Your Audience to Listen to You • Use Word Pictures • Create Interesting Presentation Aids • Use Humor
Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation Memorable • Build in Redundancy • Use Adult Learning Principles • Reinforce Key Ideas Verbally • Reinforce Key Ideas Nonverbally
Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation Memorable • Adult Learner Preferences • To be given information they can use immediately • To be actively involved in the learning process • To connect their life experiences with the new information they learn • To know how the new information is relevant to their busy lives • To receive information that is relevant to their needs
Strategies for Informative Presentations • RECAP • Make your message clear • Make your message interesting • Make your message memorable
Appendix B – Sample Speech • Informative Example: • The Helinx Process
Intro Attention Getter Preview of all main points Transition Body Need/Problem Point One Evidence Point Two Evidence Transition Refutation Solution Point One Evidence Conclusion Restate Attention-getter Review of main points Call to action The Helinx ProcessExample Informational Speech
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