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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
|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.|
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.
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Other chapters within the Communications 101: Public Speaking course
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Analyzing Your Audience
- Listening and Feedback
- Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech
- Researching the Speech
- Organizing The Speech
- Outlining The Speech
- Language and Style
- Speech Delivery
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Speech Evaluation
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech
- Required Assignments for Communications 101
- Studying for Communications 101