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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.91

     challenging words:    decision-makers, well-placed, showing, reinforcement, best, administration, persuasive, necessarily, coworkers, passion, behalf, personally, presentation, unnecessary, critical, presenting
     content words:    Informative Speech, Demonstrative Speech

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By Beth Beutler

1     At some point in your life, you will probably have to inform or instruct someone. Even if you do not pick a career in public speaking, you will still have to share information. Perhaps you will have to tell coworkers about a new policy. Or, you may have to make a public statement as a representative of your company. You may have to inform a group of friends about an upcoming event. You will have many opportunities in your life to make an informative speech.
2     An informative speech is similar to a demonstrative speech. In both, you are giving someone information. However, with a demonstrative speech, you will be telling how to do something. With an informative speech, you will concentrate more on the what and the why of a topic or announcement instead of how.
3     Here are some tips for preparing and presenting an informative speech.
4     1. Know your subject! As with most speeches, it will be difficult to speak effectively if you do not understand the subject yourself. It is important to learn about the topic by reading, researching, talking to those who know more about it, and observing. The more you know about the background and facts about the topic, the more easily you can select what is most important to tell your listeners.
5     2. Determine why the speech needs to be made. Let's imagine that your school is instituting a new policy that all students have to be in the building until the bus or their ride comes to the door. Why? Perhaps there was a safety concern with students wandering outside without supervision. It will be helpful to share the reasons behind the new policy so the audience can be more inclined to accept the change. This can be done with a few well-chosen examples.

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