Ch 2: Speech Types & Purpose

About This Chapter

A speech is a powerful method of driving home a message, but what kind of message needs to be delivered? This chapter explores different types and their purposes.

Speech Types & Purpose - About This Chapter

Speeches have many uses in a culture; they can be spontaneous events of celebration and motivation, or they can be rehearsed traditions with weeks or even months of preparation and research. In this set of video lessons, you will learn about the different places and occasions where speeches will be used and the reasons that exist for giving a speech. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • What the differences between general and specific speeches are
  • How to understand what the audience is expecting
  • What topics can be addressed with a speech
  • How to appeal to an audience's needs with persuasion

Informative Speaking: Purpose & TypesLearn about ways to teach an audience.
Persuasive Speaking: Purpose & TypesSee how to influence an audience.
Understanding the Role of Special Occasion SpeechesList different events in need of a speech.
General Purpose vs. Specific Purpose of a SpeechCompare the roles of a speech's motive.

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