If you're looking for a free informative speech, you've
come to the right place. You're getting that and so much
First, if this is the first page you've seen on PulseMed.org
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
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:
- A List of example informative
- How to get
an idea informative speech topic
- Brainstorming a good
informative speech topic
- An informative
speech outline sample
- How to create
your own informative speech outline
to write a informative speech
- (This page) The text of my free informative
speech, and then finally...
- 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
- 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