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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?
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking 101: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review
- Analyzing Your Audience: Help and Review
- Listening and Feedback: Help and Review
- Speech Topic, Purpose & Thesis: Help & Review
- Researching the Speech: Help and Review
- Organizing The Speech: Help and Review
- Outlining The Speech: Help and Review
- Language and Style: Help and Review
- Speech Delivery: Help and Review
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports: Help and Review
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof: Help and Review
- Speech Evaluation: Help and Review
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech: Help and Review