1. A demonstration speech is written to explain and show people how to do something. Use visual aids, or handouts to ensure the effectiveness of the instructions. Main elements: 1. Instructions: Provide clear and concise instructions on how to complete a task. 2. Task Breakdown: Use a logical format, step by step. 3. Key Points: key points must be emphasized including any safety issues.
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3. An Informative speech is written to provide interesting and useful information to increase the knowledge of your audience. This might involve providing information about a person, and animal or an object. Main Elements: 1. Knowledge: present ideas, facts and statistics to adequately inform the audience about the subject. 2. Key Points: repeat all the key points to ensure maximum knowledge retention. 3. Interest: Be enthusiastic and include unusual facts or anecdotes about the subject.
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5. A persuasive speech is written to persuade or convince the listeners. Its goal is to change the people’s opinions. Main elements: 1. Credibility: present facts, statistics or quotes together with any personal experiences to make the audience believe in what you are saying. 2. Passion – use enthusiasm, passion and conviction to appeal to the emotions of the audience.
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7. A tribute speech is written to provide interesting and useful information an expression of esteem, to show thanks or respect to a person or a group ( historical or modern, famous or unknown, dead or alive ). Main elements: 1. Knowledge of the subject: demonstrate knowledge of the subject and give reasons why your subject is interesting. 2. Accomplishments of the subject: Make it clear what the subject has accomplished and the difference that the subject has made to others. 3. Key Points: build interest by conveying the tribute with enthusiasm and including unusual facts, quotes or anecdotes about the subject. 4. Conveying admiration and respect: your audience believes that the subject is praiseworthy.
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9. An inspirational speech is written to persuade, or convince the listeners, that they can succeed. Use optimistic stories, or anecdotes, based on faith or real life situations. Main Elements: 1. Optimism: use optimism to make the audience believe in what you are saying. 2. Achievable Objectives: Goals must be positive and the audience must believe that they are achievable. 3. Passion: Convey the subject with enthusiasm, passion and conviction to appeal to the emotions of the audience. 4. Confidence: Inspire the audience with a Can Do approach.
10. A motivational speech is written to persuade or convince the listeners to take action to improve. Main Elements: 1. Outline the Problem: demonstrate expertise, evidence and knowledge of the subject. 2. Conviction: Make the audience believe that there is a problem which requires solving. 3. Direction: Provide ideas and direction to solve the problem. 4. Passion and Intensity: use enthusiasm, passion and intensity to appeal to the emotions of the audience.