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Types of Informative Speech with Examples

Basic types of informative speech outline can be classified into 4 types using LIST mnemonic that stands for:-
  1. Levels
  2. Inventory (lists)
  3. Steps
  4. Types

Every Informative Topic will have Various Levels

Every topic can be classified under different levels based on the degree, hierarchy, and intensity. For instance, business management has different levels such as lower management, middle management and higher management.

An example informative speech by a corporate trainer who speaks on communication skills:

"Effective human communication is divided in to 5 different levels, such as level of acquaintance, sharing of information, sharing of ideas, sharing of emotions, gut level sharing"

Best Informative Speeches will have an Inventory or List

Before the speech, a good speaker would spend time to come up with an informative list that is both comprehensive and useful to the audience. For example, before speaking on leadership qualities, the speaker can do a research to find the top personalities in the world of business who proved their strongest leadership skills.

A sample informative speech on motivational topic by an eminent speaker

"When it comes to motivational speaking, Zig Ziglar, Nick Vujicic, Robin Sharma and Wayne Dyer top the list"

Good Informative Speech Topics Dominates This Element-Steps

Almost all technical topics will have a series of steps to be followed or sequence of actions to be taken or different phases to be undergone. An informative speaker always includes this element into his/her speeches to show the progression of a concept or an idea.

An example informative speech on how to open MS Word and save it on the desktop step-by-step:

"It is easy to open MS Word and save it: Step 1: click start from the windows home screen, step 2: select MS Word. Step 3: type something. Step 4: click "save as" Step 5: choose a folder and save the document"

Informative Speech can be Classified into Types

Classification of an entity is made based on of various tangible and intangible factors. Some of the elements include size, shape, opinion, age, gender, color, origin, material, purpose, consequence, result, and time.
Example of an informative speech topic that classifies human based on gender, age, color, origin etc

"First, human can be broadly classified into males and females. further, there are different types of males; tall and short, young and old, ....."


Providing information in an organized and structure way is an art. It helps both when you speak and write. Informative speech topics can now be easily recalled using this simple mnemonic LIST

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