Informative Concept Speech Analysis

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This speaker discusses the concept of the “War on Drugs” in an Informative Concept Speech, it is clear to the audience that she believes that there are many flaws in the system. She does a phenomenal job in performing her speech, she holds the audiences’ attention by using appropriate body language and eye contact. However, her speech is often times confusing, she would benefit from utilizing transitional statements through reiterating her main points to the audience throughout the speech. According to “The Art of Public Speaking: Twelfth Edition” (2015) by Stephen E. Lucas, informative speeches are “designed to convey knowledge and understanding” (p. 284). Furthermore, concept speeches share beliefs, theories, ideas, etc. (Lucas, 2015, p. 284). This speaker clearly carries knowledge of the injustices of the United States’ War on Drugs, and shares her knowledge with the audience in a clear manner.
Appropriate body language is essential when performing a public speech, when delivered improperly, one’s
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This speaker perfectly illustrates how body language can express a point of view while keeping the audience engaged. Meanwhile, if she had clearly re-stated her main points, this informative speech would have been exceedingly effective. I personally find it challenging to incorporate all of my thoughts and ideas into one 5-minute long speech. I now know that this can be accomplished successfully by using non-verbal communication as an aid, rather than something I repeat to myself throughout my speech (keep eye contact, don’t fidget). Moreover, I have learned the importance of re-stating my main points. As mentioned above, listeners do not have the advantage of readers, a point of view is stated, it is heard once, as a posed to reading, whereas a person can re-read a statement over and over again until the point is understood fully (Lucas, 2015, p.
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