Ch 11: Types of Speeches

About This Chapter

Watch online videos to learn about the characteristics of informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches. Each lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz you can use to check your understanding of these communications topics.

Types of Speeches - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Use the lessons in this chapter to explore the differences between informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches. Our experienced instructors can also help you break down each type of speech to discover some of their purposes, whether they be to describe a concept or process, convince an audience of a particular viewpoint, or introduce a guest of honor at an event. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:

  • Characteristics of effective informative speeches
  • Considerations for choosing the right type of persuasive speech
  • Methods for preparing a special occasion speech

Video Objectives
Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types Explore the components of informative speeches designed to discuss people, processes, or concepts.
Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips Identify strategies for making a speech relevant to your readers. Get tips for organizing your speech and explaining key concepts in a way that makes the information easy to understand.
Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types Outline characteristics of speeches used to argue assertions of fact, policy, or value.
Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches Learn more about speeches delivered during special occasions, including toasts and eulogies as well as introductory and acceptance speeches.
Special-Occasion Speaking: Strategies for Before & During Your Speech Find out how to research the subject of your special occasion speech and ensure the accuracy of names and dates. Learn to make an emotional connection with listeners and use the proper language.

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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