Free Informative Speech

Brian Carter, acupuncturist, herbalist, and author

Brian Carter

Free Informative Speech
by Brian Benjamin Carter, MS, LAc

Brian has been a public speaker for five years, and has been a guest on national radio shows, and is president of his local speaking club, Toastmasters of La Jolla. He teaches at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and maintains a private practice in San Diego, California, and is the author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.


If you're looking for a free informative speech, you've come to the right place. You're getting that and so much more...

First, if this is the first page you've seen on about speaking, view our other speech writing and giving resources, including a bunch more pages on writing and giving an informative speech.

The free informative speech I want to show you (so I can teach you how to write your own) is one I did not too long ago at the above-mentioned Toastmasters of La Jolla club. It was about yin and yang. If you're not sure what makes a good informative speech topic, read about it. What I liked about this as a topic was that:

  • It was foreign (the words themselves are jargon, and jargon is a no-no, an immediate obstacle- I like it!),
  • It's an abstract concept, and many people have more trouble understanding purely conceptual things.
  • Often misunderstood, and people can't even pronounce yang correctly. So
  • People need to hear about it.
  • Yet, it's ultimately a quite simple duality, so I could manage to cover it in the 6-8 minutes I was allotted. (Trying to put to much in and thus going over time is a common mistake of new speakers)

It was also a personal challenge for me to do yin and yang this informative speech topic, because I had just written a whole book on supposedly basic things about Chinese medicine, including yin and yang, yet I spent so little time on them, and they are so fundamental to understanding the rest of it, that I wondered if I had missed my audience (...not knowing your audience is the cardinal sin of communication!). I wanted to take some more time with that topic to make sure I knew how to speak about it. So that's what this free informative speech is about, yin and yang.

I'm going to use it to teach you how to
create, write, and give your own informative speech.

On this page, we'll talk about the text of the speech. For other aspects, see below.

I'm presenting this free informative speech in a 8 Step process so you can see how to do it yourself... how to write your own speech. Here's the process, and the pages to read about them:

  1. A List of example informative speech topics
  2. How to get an idea informative speech topic
  3. Brainstorming a good informative speech topic
  4. An informative speech outline sample
  5. How to create your own informative speech outline
  6. How to write a informative speech
  7. (This page) The text of my free informative speech, and then finally...
  8. The audio mp3 of this example of informative speech with full notes on why I performed it the way I did.

The page you're on right now is Step 7, the text of the free informative speech. You may want to skip back to the beginning, start there, and then return here. It's ok, I'll wait. :-)

Ready? Let's get into the text. Either click here for the free informative speech (pdf) and it'll launch a new window - or right-click on that same link, 'Save As', then open it from wherever you save it.

Next, the audio mp3 of my example of informative speech


  • If you didn't read steps one through four, you may not appreciate the how and why of as you read this free informative speech.
    • But if you're pressed for time and already have a topic, at least go back to step 3 or 5.
  • If you're nervous about giving your talk, or want to know more about
    • Getting the audience into it
    • Getting your points across
    • Not putting them to sleep, and
    • Feeling good about it after you're done giving it
    • ... then you need to listen to the audio example of informative speech and read my notes on the performance.

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Free Informative Speech - Yin and Yang