Definition

Narrates about an object, event or phenomenon, so that the audience could visualize the image.

Structure/outline

1. Introduction.

2. Main body: descriptive steps that demonstrate how the speaker helps the audience follow his or her advice.

3. Conclusion.

The descriptive speech contains no overt conflict. It is an exchange of experience between the speaker (whose experience is the topic of the descriptive speech) and the audience as the consumers of this information.

Topics/basic concepts

A descriptive speech normally contains instructions that may be useful to the audience. Topics represent a great variety of choice, namely, any memorable event, any place to visit, any experience to be followed, and the like. Basic concepts are description, detailed instruction, piece of advice, useful recommendation.

Requirements

The speech may contain terms and imperative sentences. It resorts to sensory features, comparisons, statistical data (if necessary), details, and personal experiences.

The descriptive speech addresses the audience directly, recommending, instructing, and giving some advice.