Posted: June 16th, 2022

public speaking speech

pls read the below instructions directly from my professor about the speech requirements.


An Informative Speech increases awareness by introducing the latest 
information about a topic or body of related facts, or presents 
information promoting understanding of an idea, term, or concept.


You should use
AT LEAST THREE supporting materials to make the 
speech clear and interesting to the audience. You need to use books, 
Internet, research, expert opinion, magazines, etc. Be sure that 
DO NOT use yourself as a piece of support. Be sure that you
do not give us an opinion speech with no sources. These speeches earn 
“D’s.” Be sure that you
CLEARLY cite your sources, in your speech, 
as you use the information. This means that, during the speech, you

will orally cite at least three sources.


Choose a topic that is informative, socially significant, and intellectually challenging.




1. The topic should be informative and challenging to this audience. 
(Do not tell things that are common knowledge or that are trivial.) I 
would avoid topics like smoking, exercise, and diet. Those that smoke 
know they should not and overweight people know they should lose 
weight or exercise. Topics that deal with diseases, death, and dying

tend to depress the audience and may color their reaction to your 
speech. This is your chance to be creative, innovative and share 
knowledge about something you LOVE!

2. The speech should be
four to five minutes in length. Be sure to 
practice your speech several times OUT LOUD to ensure that you are 
within the time limit. When speeches reach the five minute time limit, 
you will be asked to stop speaking, therefore may lose points for not 
being able to give an effective conclusion.
The time limit will be

strictly enforced.

3. The steps of the introduction and the steps of the conclusion should 
be clearly identifiable. Remember that you MUST do something in the 
introduction to grab the attention of the audience and pull them into 
your speech. A strong introduction includes: (1) an attention getter 
(review your text for possible ideas), (2) a preview of your three main

points, (3) your personal credibility, (4) a connection with the 
audience, and (5) a clear statement of your thesis.
A good attention getter does not include introducing yourself and stating your topic. Make the audience WANT to listen to the speech! A strong 
conclusion includes a brake light, a review of your three main points 
and a strong final thought about your subject. The conclusion should 
make the audience glad they listened to your speech and should leave 
them with something to think about. NEVER EVER end a speech with 
“That’s it” or “I guess I’m finished”.

4. There should be a definite, logical transition bridging each 
component of the speech. A transition can be as simple as saying, 
“This leads me to my first point” or “Now that I’ve told you ______, I’l l 
go on to my second point, which is _______”

5. Each main point should be clearly stated and developed.

6. You are to use at least three different sources for this speech, so you will have at least

7. You are required to have a visual aid for this presentation and that visual aid must be Power Point. Do not use posters or visuals that are 
too small for the audience to see or comprehend. A visual aid should 
be an AID for your speech. In other words, it should contain material 
that will help the audience remember what you talked about. If you

would like to use Power Point for your speech, that will be fine. Check 
your Power Point presentation on a different computer to make sure it 

8. Your presentation skills should include

–Natural and conversational delivery.

–Extemporaneous mode, with note cards (if you choose to use them)

–Effective vocal and physical delivery skills

–Effective use of visual aids

–Do NOT read your speech. This is a speech, not a report. You should 
practice out loud and feel comfortable enough to speak with minimum
use of notes. Eye contact is imperative for an effective speech.

SPEECH GRADE 100 points


Nicole Angelocci

Speech MW 6:00

Informative Outline



Attention getter: How many of you sometimes hear voices in your head? That is one of the few symptoms that a schizophrenic can or will experience but the voices in their head are more extreme and can cause them to do harm to themselves or others.

Audience motivation: Knowing what schizophrenia is can be very important because it could affect you now or later on in life. Someone you love could one day be affected by this order and it could completely change them into someone you can not love anymore.

Qualifications: From researching this topic I have become well informed on the difficult subject of schizophrenia.

Thesis: It is common for people to not fully understand all the facts of schizophrenia, I hope that tonight I can help you understand what schizophrenia really is, the different signs and symptoms, and what cures there are for this disorder.

Transition: I am going to first start off by explaining to you what schizophrenia really is.

Body with supports

I. What is schizophrenia?

A.     Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder marked by severely impaired thinking, emotions, and behavior.

1. Schizophrenia is a failure of the brains chemical or electrical systems to function properly.

2. Because of the brain disorder the person experiences disjointed ideas, confused thoughts, and sounds or other sensations.

3. All the unusual experiences that schizophrenics have, appear to be real to them but really only exist in their mind or head.

B.     The symptoms of schizophrenia may seem bizarre to both the sufferer and others while movies have not helped viewers who know nothing about the disorder because of its incorrect information.

(In the book Schizophrenia by Manfred Sakel he states that)

1. Schizophrenia is the Greek word for “split mind” not “split personality.”

2. The mental disorder is associated with some imbalance of the complex chemical system of the brain.

Transition: Schizophrenia is a disorder the makes the sufferer experience unusual actions and thoughts that are only made up in their head. There are also many other different symptoms that schizophrenics can experience.

II. What are the different symptoms and signs of schizophrenia?

A.     Signs of schizophrenia vary from person to person and sometimes even with in a person.

1. A young person with this mental disorder finds it hard to keep up their grades up in school, or maintain friendships.

2. The younger the child the more likely they are to become socially depressed and or suicidal.

3. A child with schizophrenia will probably never be any harm to anyone around him or her.

B.     People with schizophrenia can have a combination of symptoms, some more severe then others.

1. Delusions are false ideas that a person has about themselves or their surroundings.

2. Some schizophrenics experience hallucinations, which are sensations that are heard, seen, smelt or felt that others do not experience.

3. Schizophrenics have disrupted thoughts and behaviors and they have trouble concentrating and maintaining a train of thought.

4. Some negative symptoms schizophrenics experience are lack of interest in normal activities; they also tend to stop taking care of themselves. Social withdraws usually follows also.


Transition: Some signs of schizophrenia can appear more obvious and are more easily noticeable than others. Affects from the disorder also vary from the different people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Some of you might wonder if there is any cure for schizophrenia, but as of now there is no cure but there is way to treat the disorder.

III. How is schizophrenia treated?

(In a book by Daniel Harmon it is stated that)

A.     Medication for the patient helps assist brain cells in a more effective way; it is how schizophrenia is treated since there is no cure for the disorder.

B.     Psychotherapy of talking with a psychiatrist about how you are feeling helps with the schizophrenics’ behavior and attitude. Even seeing a counselor to talk about your fears and misunderstandings can help a schizophrenic out.

Transition: Now that that I have hopefully taught you more on the subject of schizophrenia, I am going to leave you with my final thought.

Conclusion: Tonight I shared the basic facts on schizophrenia with you to try to help clear up what some believe schizophrenia consists of. The bizarre symptoms of schizophrenia can affect a person in such a way that they become confused. A cure for the disorder is in hope to be found one day, but until then medication is the method that helps most people. I hope that tonight I really did help you understand what schizophrenia is and how it affects the person with the disorder.



Sakel, Manfred. Schizophrenia. New York: Philosophical Library Inc, 1985 (republished in 1996.)

Harmon, Daniel E. Schizophrenia: Losing Touch With Reality. USA: Chelsea House Pub.,2000

Levine, Irene S. “The Key Piece in Recovery’s Puzzle.” Schizophrenia Digest. Fall 04; 4

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