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What is the goal of an informative speech?

There are numerous ways to classify informative speeches. For instance, a speaker can inform an audience about an object, such as a historical structure. A speaker can also talk about a process, such as how to write an effective resume.
What is the goal of an informative speech?
Build an audience’s understanding and awareness by imparting knowledge.
Provide listeners with new information, new ideas, or new ways of thinking about a topic.
You can choose any topic as long as it defines, describes, explains, or demonstrates something. While you might actually persuade your audience by providing information about a topic in an informative speech, the intent of your speech is to inform, not to change behavior or attitudes, which is the intent of a persuasive speech.
A few topics considered “off-limits” are listed here: how to perform CPR, how to make any sort of food, how blood donation works, and the dialysis process. Anything that you have studied for another class is off-limits. Check with your instructor if you are unsure about your topic choice.
Steps for Your Informative Speech
Choose a topic. Is your speech a definition, description, explanation, or demonstration?
Write a key phrase outline (you will submit this to the assignment dropbox this week when you submit your speech).
Purpose Statement: Include your General Purpose Statement, Specific Purpose Statement, and Central Idea Statement in your Outline.
Introduction with a thesis statement: Tell the audience your topic and a preview of what is to come.
Body with 2–3 main points: Here you will elaborate on your main points and define, describe, explain, or demonstrate.
Conclusion: Summarize your thesis/main topic and give a brief review of what you said.