The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose


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What is one of the quickest ways to lose an audience when giving a speech?

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1. What is the best way to keep an audience engaged when giving a speech?

2. What type of speaker tells jokes and talks with funny accents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the purpose of style in a speech. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include identifying speeches by their types as well as by their deliveries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Two common speech types
  • Speakers who use facts or stories in their speeches
  • The best questions to ask about audience

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communications lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different goals of speeches
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of style in a speech

Additional Learning

To learn more about speeches, review the accompanying lesson titled The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why speech style is important
  • Define style and identify three speaker styles
  • Know why it's important to consider the audience when selecting a style
  • Define purpose and identify four purposes of speeches
  • Differentiate between informative speech and persuasive speech