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Chapter 20. Informational Speeches > The Corner Office: Interviews - Pg. 165

Informational Speeches 165 Job-training sessions are unique informative speech situations because in this situation, audience members learn by doing, not just by viewing and listening. As a result, when you run job-training sessions, you should encourage your audience to become actively involved. Getting your audience involved in the process leads to questions and, ultimately, more give and take. This creates a more effective session. At many job-training meetings, the speaker functions more as a moderator, so don't be afraid to let go of the reins. You're probably sick of hearing this by now, but like all other kinds of speeches, it's important to thoroughly prepare for job-training sessions in advance. These sessions should be longer than other kinds of speeches, however, because the require a lot more audience involvement. Also be sure to save some time for audience members to go over what they learned. Speech of the Devil When you're explaining a process, be sure to keep your sentences short. Use vivid, concrete language and precise terminology. Strong speaking skills are especially important in teaching sessions because these presentations too easily become boring and tend to be filled with too much information. Follow these guidelines to make your teaching sessions clear and effective: