Informative Speech

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ORGC 201 Informative Speech Assignment Create a 5-6 minute presentation using PowerPoint visuals. Make sure your PowerPoint follows the guidelines discussed in class. The purpose of the presentation should be to inform the audience. Your presentation should reflect a topic, theme, or issue relevant to your major. For ideas of topics, you may consider looking at issues of Crains’ Chicago, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, cnn.com, The Huffington Post, NPR.org, Slate, Wired, or industry-specific papers/journals in your area of study. Presentations should reflect a careful analysis of audience interest and be relevant. Presentations should also reflect the theory we…show more content…
If not, what could the speaker have included or focused on to make it more informative? 2. How easy was it for you to follow this speech? Why? (Think in terms of delivery techniques, quality of the research/evidence, and the use of transitions throughout the speech. Did the speaker preview his or her main points?) 3. Was the speech well-organized? Did it have a robust introduction, a solid body with specific main points, and a conclusion? How was the time allotment for each section (too long, too short?) Were the times dedicated to each section appropriate? (Introduction and Conclusion: between 45 seconds to1 minute; Body: main points each 1:15 – 1:30) 4. What did the speaker do that was particularly effective in terms of at least two concepts from the above list? Please be specific and use examples from the speech to demonstrate your points. 5. Considering at least two of the concepts listed above, what do you think the speaker could work on for future speeches? Please be specific and use examples from the speech to demonstrate your points. Provide specific suggestions for improvement. A constructive comment means you highlight what specifically went well, and what the speaker might do to improve. “Nice job” is not constructive; “You did a good job with the second step when you used a non-verbal gesture to reinforce the step. Next time, try to incorporate at least one gesture during each step” is helpful and

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