The three main types of speeches Informative Persuasive Special Ocassion
Informative Speech The speaker is a teacher, and his or her purpose is to educate the audience regarding a topic.
Types of Informative Speech Speeches About Objects: Objects are things that are tangible and, thus, recognized through sight, hearing, taste, or touch. Speeches About Events: Events are happenings or occurrences, both past and present. Speeches About Concepts: Concepts are ideas, philosophies, hypotheses, and arguments. Speeches About Processes: A process is how something is made, how something is done, or how something works.
Persuasive Speech A persuasive speech usually challenges an audience’s beliefs and/or tries to move those in attendance to change existing viewpoints. It is the most difficult to deliver.
Types or Persusive Speech Questions of Fact Will the stock market rally in 2010? Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy? Questions of Policy Are smokers being unfairly singled out for higher taxation? Questions of Value Do people have the right to choose to die with dignity?
Special Occasions It is delivered in special ocassions like: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, christenings, award presentations, retirement dinners, and funerals.