Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types


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A speaker who uses graphs, charts and expert testimony is using an Assertion of:

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1. Professor Benjamin held a benefit to save the sparrows at his local campus. He shared stories of sparrows, their benefits to a more peaceful planet and even went on about how saving sparrows is just the right thing to do. What type of assertion is he using?

2. Susan is her town's mayor. There have been many accidents at a certain intersection in town, so she is making her case to taxpayers to install a new traffic signal at that intersection. This is likely considered:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the purpose and types of persuasive speaking. You will be quizzed on this type of oral communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • When to use a specific type of persuasive speech
  • Different types of persuasive speech
  • Various elements of assertion related to persuasive speaking

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as assertion of fact and assertion of value
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose and types of persuasive speaking
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related public speaking lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types, which meets the following objectives:

  • Define ethos, logos and pathos
  • Explain why a speaker might use the assertion of value
  • Identify when the assertion of policy is best used
  • Name the philosopher who established the foundation of being a believable public speaker