Informative Speech Topic Guidelines

Choose a topic that gives insight into a culture that you are either  an active member of, or are interested in researching. This culture does  not have to be limited to a given nationality and can deal with any  current or historical culture.

The purpose of this speech is TO INFORM the audience about what your  chosen culture is, what it means to be a part of the given culture, and  the impact the culture has or had on the world at large.

Visual aids are encouraged.

Requirements for this speech include:

  • An outline of your speech that is to be handed in on the day you are  assigned to give your presentation (See example in textbook).
  • A speech with an introduction, body, and conclusion that should be 5 to 7 minutes in length.
  • 3 to 5 sources that must be cited orally as well as listed in a  bibliography in your outline (The textbook does not count toward the  minimum of 3 sources, but will count as a fourth or fifth source).

Cultures, as topics can include: any national or ethnic culture; any  historical culture; any professional culture; recreational cultures;  sports cultures; or general sub-cultural groups.

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