When you give an informative speech, your task is to be a teacher–not a persuader, or an advocate, or a salesperson. Think of yourself as a reporter who gives facts, instead of a debater who makes arguments or a pundit who offers opinions. You have three major objectives:
- Convey fresh information. Provide as much new material as possible.
- Make your material interesting. Use supports such as examples, stories, and visual aids.
- Help listeners remember important points. Make your ideas clear and easily grasped. Repeat–in a graceful manner–key information.