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Ch 11: Types of Speeches: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Types of Speeches chapter of this Public Speaking Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the different types of speeches. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essential characteristics associated with the different types of speeches.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding college public speaking material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches or how to reach and teach an audience.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the different types of speeches.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra public speaking resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Types of Speeches chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Types of Speeches chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the different types of informative speeches?
  • How can you make an informative speech relevant without being too technical?
  • What types of arguments are associated with persuasive speeches?
  • How do eulogies, toasts, tributes and other special occasion speeches differ?
  • What are some strategies for improving the content and delivery of a special occasion speech?

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Types of Speeches: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types

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.

Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

2. Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

An informative speech is given to teach the audience something new. To do this, there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep your speech relevant, interesting and full of engaging and useful information.

Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types

3. 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.

Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches

4. 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.

Special-Occasion Speaking: Strategies for Before & During Your Speech

5. Special-Occasion Speaking: Strategies for Before & During Your Speech

Special occasion speeches seem less formal, but they require the same level of research and writing as their counterparts. Accuracy when citing names, titles and events is crucial to the integrity of the speech.

What are the Three Types of Persuasive Speeches?

6. What are the Three Types of Persuasive Speeches?

A persuasive speech is a speech given with the intention to convince your audience to accept a certain opinion, fact, or viewpoint. In this lesson you will learn about factual, value, and policy persuasive speeches.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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