Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types


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Chef Robert is talking about how to make a chocolate cheesecake. What type of speech is this?

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1. Coach Jim gathered the high school football team together in the auditorium to discuss the past season. He started with the pre-game series and then moved on to the post-game series. What type of speech did Coach Jim give?

2. In order to help your audience better understand the topic and purpose of your speech on an abstract concept, you should _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of different types of informative speeches, their purposes, and their components. You will be asked about several different types of speeches as well as best practices for informative speaking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Event speeches
  • Concept speeches
  • Process speeches
  • Examples of concepts
  • Best practice when speaking in abstracts

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about speech-making in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of informative speaking
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of informative speeches

Additional Learning

To learn more about public speaking, review the accompanying lesson called Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discover what an informative speech is and its purpose
  • Examine speeches about an object
  • Look into speeches about a process
  • Review speeches about an event
  • Learn how to use chronological order to organize a speech about an event
  • Explore speeches about a concept
  • Discuss how the abstract nature of concepts makes concept speeches difficult