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A Introduction 1 A purpose is a statement indicating your audience will take away by the end of the presentation It is 61553 related to intended outcomes rather than the process for achieving those outcomes 61553 specific and measurable rather than broad and intangible 61553 concerned with audience not presenters learner-centered B Determining Your Purpose To prepare a useful purpose continue to modify a draft until these questions are answered 61553 What do I want the audience to know by the end of the presentation 61553 To what level do I want them to understand or to know my main points Am I presenting material briefly or in more depth If you give your written purpose to your audience they will be much more likely to be able to follow along with you Audience members that are able to follow are much more engaged with the material and therefore much more interested C Types of speech There are many types of speeches depending upon the speakers intention and a clear purpose statement will lead to a clear thesis statement Reports are often given for the purpose of providing bases for action Fact-finding boards investigating committees and boards of inquiry all serve as means of obtaining information to be transmitted to an action agency Three Types of Speeches Informative In an informative speech the audience learns about a new subject or learns new information about a familiar subject An informative purpose statement will generally be worded to stress audience knowledge or ability There are three ways to categorize informative speeches by format by content and by purpose Informative speeches can be divided into two formats briefings and reports Informative speeches can also be categorized according to their content There are speeches about objects processes events and concepts One can also distinguish among types of informative speeches depending upon the speakers intention these include descriptions explanations and instructions Whatever you present should be new to your audience
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