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A. Expository Speeches: 1. Expository Speech: an informative presentation that provides carefully researched in-depth knowledge about a complex topic.
2. All expository speeches require that the speaker use an extensive research base of reputable sources.
a. You will want to cite your sources for the information you present.
3. Choose an organizational pattern that helps the audience understand the material being discussed.
4. Use a variety of the informative methods to sustain the audience's attention and comprehension of the material presented.
B. Exposition of political, economic, social, religious or ethical issues
1. In an expository speech the speaker has the opportunity to help the audience understand the background or context of an issue, including the forces that gave rise to the issue and are continuing to affect it.
2. The speaker may also present the various positions that are held about the issue and the reasoning behind these positions.
3. The speaker may discuss various ways for the issue to be resolved.
4. Speakers should present all sides of controversial issues.
C. Exposition of historical events and forces
1. An important type of expository speech is one that explains historical events or forces like the one provided by your textbook on the role of women in WWII on pages 234-237 and recorded on the DVD accompanying the textbook. ( Rosie the Riveters of World War II pays homage to women in WWII.)
2. You have an obligation during your research to seek out stories and narratives that can enliven your speech.
3. Consult sources that analyze the events you describe so that you can discuss what impact they had at the time they occurred and what meaning they have today.
D. Exposition of a theory, principle, or law
1. There are many theories, principles, and laws that we do not completely understand, or don't understand how they affect us.
2. An expository speech can inform by explaining these important phenomena.
3. You will be challenged to find material that explains the theory, law or principle in language that is understandable to the audience.
4. Search for or create examples and illustrations that demystify esoteric or complicated terminology.
5. Using effective examples and comparing unfamiliar ideas with those that the audience already knows can help you explain the law.
E. Exposition of a creative work
1. Most of us know very little about how to understand a creative work, so presentation designed to explain creative works such as poems, novels, songs, or even famous speeches can be very instructive for audience members.
2. Find information on the work and the artist who created it.
3. Also, find sources that help you understand the period in which this work was created and learn about the criteria critics use to evaluate works of this type.