There are several ways in which an informative speech can be presented to an audience. The first way is through definition. This involves defining concepts concisely and clearly through the use of strategies such as etymology, use or function, synonyms and antonyms among others. Identifying the functions or uses of an item, object or idea is also a way of defining. For instance, instead of using the word concrete, the speaker may decide to use the antonyms such as theoretical or abstract. The other way of presenting an informative speech is through the use of demonstrations. The speaker may give a verbal direction of doing something while physically demonstrating the necessary steps. For example, one may demonstrate how to use a certain washing powder while doing the actual washing. The third way of presenting an informative speech is the use of descriptions. This involves making verbal pictures and showing them to the audience. A good description is based on good observation where questions such as how does it look? How does it smell? And others are answered. For example, the speaker may decide to describe a certain scenario and engage the audience. The fourth way of presenting an informative speech is through narration. This involves sharing how an object came to be, how something works or the reason why something happened. Speakers use narration to support points that were given or introduce points that will be made. Narration may take the form of storytelling, and it works well in speeches that have events, processes, and issues, for instance, a speaker may decide to explain the process which is followed during presidential elections.
Topic: the civil war in Syria
Specific purpose: to persuade the audience to offer financial and material assistance to the casualties of war in Syria
Thesis statement: there is a need to help the casualties of civil war in Syria since they cannot be able to feed themselves due to the ongoing crises
a. How would you feel being a refugee in your own country? Well, to the people of Syria, it has been a nightmare where more than one million people have been internally displaced.
b. Shocking statistics shows that the civil war in Syria has cost more than 70, 000 lives and more than one million refugees not to mention the property damaged. Just imagine yourself in a country with continuing civil and no means of production.
c. today, I would like to talk about the need to help the casualties of civil war in Syria since they cannot be able to feed themselves due to the ongoing crises
a. People especially young children and the elderly have been left helpless in many parts of Syria, and some of them have been starving to death. I would like to talk to you on the need to help the casualties of civil war in Syria since the crises seems not to end soon.
b. When a country is faced with a civil war, people who are affected most are the elderly and children since they do not have the energy to look for food.
c. Where there is war in a country, it is not possible to continue with normal production of goods especially agricultural goods.
d. Every day, the number of refugees is increasing in Syria and they need help.
a. By giving any form of help to these people, you may add one or two days in their lives.
b. As I conclude, I would like to leave you with some brave words by one musician known as Lucky Dube who said that blessed is the hand that gives.