Communication is used to inform, to persuade and to analyze. In this Informative speech assignment, this speech will be used to inform the listener. If you want to know which citation style to use with your major, consult The APUS Library Style Guide for Majors.
Note: You do not have to record your speech. It is up to you if you want to record a speech. Recording a speech is totally optional.
In the Week 2 forum, you chose your informative topic. In the Week 3 Forum, you wrote your speech outline. In a well-organized speech, inform your audience about your topic. Once you learn how to make a power point speech using the structure you learn in this class, you can immediately apply this technique to any power point speech/presentation you have to do at work 🙂 or for a class in your field of study 🙂
Read the Week 3 Overview to learn more detail on how to write an informative speech. Choose one topic from these 4 kinds of Informative speech topics:
4 Kinds of Informative Speech topics (Choose one topic only)
Explanatory Informative speech topic–explain the state of something: Explain the state of Bilingual Education in middle school.
Descriptive Informative speech topic–give the reader a mental picture of your topic: What moon craters look like
Demonstrative Informative speech topic–show someone how to do something: How to lose weight, How to become rich
Definition Informative speech topic–define a concept or idea.: What is an atom?
For the Informative Speech assignment, you can either write a Power Point Presentation speech, or create a voice over Power Point speech. Just upload the Power Point Presentation to the assignments portal like you would a paper. You can write the total contents of your speech in the speaker notes section of the Power Point presentation. If you want to do a voiced power point, here are the Voiced Powerpoint instructions.
If you want to make speaker notes for your Power Point speech, watch this How to make Speaker Notes in Power Point video.
When you write your speech, you need to have a main idea, a body, and a conclusion in your Power Point speech presentation. Here is the structure of your speech when you use Power Point. Take a look at this Power Point speech template.
Slide 0: Title Slide/Write the title of your speech and your name
Slide 1: English Only is not better than Bilingual Education because Reason1, Reason 2 and Reason 3. (Write your thesis and write all 3 reasons on your first slide.)
Slide 2: Reason 1 Use no more than three bullet points on your slide. Use 5 to 7 sentences in your speaker notes.
Slide 3: Reason 2 Use no more than three bullet points on your slide. Use 5 to 7 sentences in your speaker notes.
Slide 4: Reason 3 Use no more than three bullet points on your slide.Use 5 to 7 sentences in your speaker notes.
Slide 5: Conclusion
Slide 6: Sources–Cite the sources you used for this speech.
Write whatever you want to say in your speech, in the speaker notes.
PURPOSE: to inform
LENGTH: 450-500 words
AUDIENCE: author, instructor, others interested in the field, peers in the classroom
SOURCE MINIMUM: Total of 3: 1-2 from the Library and 1-2 from discipline specific websites
FORMAT STYLE: the citation style that is appropriate for your discipline and is appropriate for a speech
DUE: in ASSIGNMENTS by SUNDAY 11:55 pm EST of Week 3
SUBMIT: Submit your Power Point Presentation by uploading your Power Point to the Assignments tab.
Week 3 Powerpoint Speech rubric