Types of Speeches

There are FOUR main types of speech.

They are:

  1. INFORMATIVE SPEECH
  2. LAY OUT SPEECH
  3. DEMONSTRATION SPEECH
  4. PERSUASIVE SPEECH

 

INFORMATIVE SPEECH

An INFORMATIVE SPEECH is one where the speaker wants to teach the audience something. The audience must be told why the information they are receiving is useful and valuable. The speaker must aim to ensure the audience understands the content and remembers the essential information.

EXAMPLES

A teacher explaining the history of the early settlement at Sydney Cove.

A tour guide telling people about Government House.

A student presenting their findings on a research project.

An IT expert explaining the company’s computer system.

LAYOUT SPEECH

A layout speech gives directions or explains the location of a place. These speeches are not as common as a formal speech. It tells people where things are or explains about a town or large building.

Gestures are an important aspect of layout speeches.

EXAMPLES

A real estate agent describing the features of a property.

A receptionist directing someone to a conference room.

A tour guide outlining the floor plan of a museum.

A police woman  giving directions to a lost tourist.

DEMONSTRATION SPEECH

A demonstration speech is where the speaker teaches the audience something. The speaker includes telling how something is done.

EXAMPLES

A ski instructor demonstrating how to stop skiing.

A cook showing how to make a chocolate cake.

A science teacher showing students how to do an experiment.

A marketer showing how to set up an auto-responder.

PERSUASIVE SPEECH

The purpose of a persuasive speech is to encourage people to make a decision. To encourage them to change the way they think or the way they do something. The speech contains the information that helps decision making.

EXAMPLES

A lawyer summing up a case in front of a jury.

A politician giving a policy speech.

An environmentalist persuading people to take care of the Great Barrier Reef.

A doctor persuading a patient to stop smoking.

 

As you can see we give speeches all the time.

Learning the principles of giving a memorable speech is life enhancing.

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