Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Providing instructions, part of Writing Speeches.
- The instructional speech, sometimes called the…how to speech may be one of the easiest…and most frequently given or assigned speech topics.…Simply, you instruct your audience on how to do something.…The fact that you've been asked to give this how to…speech probably means that you are the expert,…and the audience is receptive.…Most people would not attend a speech on how to…spin wool or how to make a floral arrangement…if they weren't interested in the topic.…Although the basic speech arrangement may differ…based on the topic of instruction,…general guidelines can be adapted…to most instructional speeches.…
How to speeches generally include a…detailed demonstration of the process.…Either a physical demonstration,…a visual representation,…or a combination of both hands-on and pictures.…Also, even though your audience…has some interest in your topic,…you will still need to include audience benefits.…Why should the audience learn how to do this?…Maybe they can save time or money,…maybe be more employable,…or a greater chance for advancement,…
- Choose a general topic.
- Compose a thesis statement.
- Write a strong ending.
- Use transitions to tie thoughts together.
- Differentiate between primary and secondary research.
- Identify and adapt to audience knowledge.
- Assess whether to incorporate visuals and follow the rules.
- Differentiate between persuasive and informational speeches.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Determining the Purpose
2. Deciding the Organizational Arrangement
3. Outlining the Organization
4. Incorporating Support
Collecting primary research4m 14s
5. Adapting to the Audience
6. Writing for Different Occasions
7. Preparing the Prompts
Next steps5m 31s
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