explain what something is and/or how it works, rather than why your listeners should take a particular action
The purpose of your informative presentations is to inform, not persuade. In other words, you should strive to explain what something is and/or how it works, rather than why your listeners should take a particular action. For more details about what makes a presentation informative, see Chapter 14: Informative Speaking.
Time: 5-6 minutes.
Presentation Aid: Required. See Chapter 11: Visual Aids.
Oral Citations: Five. For more details on credible sources and supporting materials, see Chapter 4: Gathering Material and Chapter 5: Using Supporting Materials Effectively.
- Demonstrate competency in planning, preparing, and presenting effective oral presentations.
- Use effective presentation techniques.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in using verbal and nonverbal language appropriate to the goal and the context of the communication.
- Demonstrate an ability to listen carefully.