About This Chapter
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 & Types||Learn about ways to teach an audience.|
|Persuasive Speaking: Purpose & Types||See how to influence an audience.|
|Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches||List different events in need of a speech.|
|General Purpose vs. Specific Purpose of a Speech||Compare the roles of a speech's motive.|
1. Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types
Informative speeches are written to inform your audience about a topic. There are several classifications that can be used depending on the purpose of your speech.
2. Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types
Persuasive writing is all about influencing people by using credibility, logic and emotion; and this can be achieved in a few ways. The speaker may want to assert a fact, a value or even a policy.
3. Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches
Special occasion speeches are written and delivered to commemorate an occasion like a wedding or funeral, or even for a roast. Even though special occasions speeches seem simple, they have a few rules that need to be followed.
4. General Purpose vs. Specific Purpose of a Speech
Understanding the general and specific purpose of your speech will help you develop and focus your speech to meet the needs of your delivery and of your audience. This lesson will help you understand the differences and how to create a specific purpose statement.
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