The purpose of the informative speaking assignment is to share knowledge with your audience. You may want to teach us how to bake an apple pie, or you may wish to tell us about the history of the Apple iPhone. The topic you select is completely up to you. However, you must remain impartial and objective when presenting your speech. In other words, avoid using persuasive language (e.g., “This is the correct way to bake an apple pie,” “The iPhone is the bestdevice on the planet, so you should buy one”). You are simply sharing information with us, not trying to convince us to change our beliefs about your topic or to modify our behaviors. Brainstorming potential topics: § Sport or athlete § Gendered communication § Food recipe § Psychological disorder § Famous musician § Historical event (e.g., protest, war, legislation) § Popular website or mobile application § Animal intelligence § Television series § Film or movie § Natural medicine § Planning a budget § Car maintenance § Graduate school § Job interviews § Celebrity or historical figure § Self-care guidance § Computer or mobile device brand § Social media § Financial aid The following items will comprise your grade for this assignment: 1. Bibliography a. You will need to cite at least six sources b. Citations should follow the APA style guide 2. Outline a. You should follow the sample outline found on Canvas b. You should cite your sources in your outline as in-text citations c. During your speech, you will be required to cite each of your sources out loud 3. Slides a. You will be required to use a Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Prezi slideshow when presenting b. Your slideshow should follow the six-by-six rule, which means there should be no more than six words per line, and no more than six lines of text per slide 2 / 2 c. Your slideshow should consist of 12 slides—one for the introduction, two for each main point, one for the conclusion, and four slides for any additional content you may present (e.g., pictures, embedded YouTube, or Vimeo video) 4. Presentation a. You should sign up for a time slot; Mr. Mallary will send out a sign-up form later b. Your presentation will be delivered live via Zoom during your scheduled time slot c. Your speech should be six-to-eight minutes long. Speeches shorter than 5:30 or longer than 8:30 will be penalized per thirty seconds under or over.