A brief tutorial on conducting and applying information from audience analysis for public speaking. Topics include the importance and types of audience analysis, as well as methods for gathering information for audience analysis.
A brief tutorial on creating and delivering informative speeches. Topics include who is giving informative speeches, topics for informative speeches, and organizational patterns commonly used in informative speeches.
A brief tutorial on creating and delivering persuasive speeches. Topics include what it means to persuade, functions and types of persuasive speaking, and picking topics for persuasive speeches.
A brief tutorial on researching and using supporting materials in public speaking. Topics include types of supporting materials, where to find supporting materials, and evaluating sources.
In some respects, public speaking isn’t all that different from a vacation; it should involve planning and purpose. Once you have selected a topic (or destination) for your speech, it’s important to take care with the details and make sure that your content is going to line up with the purpose of the speech. This video discusses the process of developing a general purpose statement, specific purpose statement, and central idea statement for a speech.
Sometimes the hardest part of public speaking is figuring out what to talk about. This video discusses the criteria that make a solid speech topic and provides some basic tips on generating ideas for speech topics.