Unit 8: Presentations to Inform
In this unit, you will encounter the goals and types of informative speeches and learn how to motivate your audience by making your material relevant and useful, finding interesting ways to frame your topic and emphasizing new aspects if the topic is a familiar one. Understanding your audience, including different learning styles and knowledge bases, must also influence how a speech is developed - functionally as well as ethically. You will appreciate this as you learn how to apply the five presentation components introduced in Unit 7 to the creation of an informative speech.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.