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Public Speaking (COMM 1113): Informative Speech

Learn about the best sources for informative and persuasive speeches.


General Topic Sources

Definitions & Overviews: General Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


Red Man speaking at podiumInformative Speeches: Four types

1- Objects (people or places)     2- Processes or "How-To"     3 - Events       4 - Concepts

1. OBJECTS: A person or place such as Susan B. Anthony or Paris, France

Use these library resources to find factual information on your "object" topic.

2. PROCESSES or "HOW-TO.." examples include Hurricane Development or How to Start a Business

Picture of Man thinking with Question MarkSelect these library resources to get information for a topic that involves a process type.

3. EVENTS such as St. Patrick's Day, Mountain Climbing, or D-Day

Try these Library resources to find brief explanations or background on current or historical events:

4. CONCEPTS such as Buddhism or String Theory

Concept and Ideas See these resources from the library that provides in-depth information about a concept

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