Thank you for sharing this. I am typically an outgoing person that converses well with people. However, I encountered one guy last night at a bar that was a complete asshole. I tried to share my interest in motorcycles after I saw him wearing a harley davidson jacket. I should have taken the first clue when he didn’t respond when I said something, that he was interested in talking. What had happened is he probably got annoyed by me talking and he finally laid it out on the table and said, “I don’t know why I get this feeling like you want to see me naked because you keep talking to me!” It was pretty aggressive and made me feel uncomfortable. I just wanted someone to talk to because I lack social skills and it’s difficult talking to my coworkers sometimes. Anyway, I’ve realized this is an opportunity for me to grow. It was a character building day last night. I will be developing better social skills after reading this article and will know what to look out for when someone doesn’t want to engage in social interactions.
Finally, speakers should consider time limits when choosing an informative speech topic. A topic should be covered thoroughly enough that the audience feels as if most of their questions on the topic have been answered. On the other hand, a tight time restriction may prevent the speaker from adequately covering a very intricate topic. When time is limited, a subject which requires lengthy explanation should be avoided. The audience should leave an informative speech feeling as if they’ve gained new insight on a topic. It is good if they are interested in doing their own research to learn more about the subject, but they should never leave the presentation feeling confused or unclear about what they have just heard.