Introduction to Building an Informative Speech

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Like any construction project, building a speech requires careful planning.

So far, we have discussed what an informative speech is and when it is used. It seems simple, right? It isn’t. It is true that people engage in informative speeches almost on a daily basis. These speeches are informative but not always thoughtfully spoken. It requires planning, preparation, and practice to deliver a good speech.

In this section, we’ll discuss how to build an informative speech. We’ll cover the basics of creating a central idea, organizing the speech content, vetting the research you use to back up your argument, and choosing language that  communicates clearly with your audience.