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Types of speech according to:

1. Informative – This speech serves to provide interesting and useful information to your audience. Some examples of informative speeches: A teacher telling students about earthquakes
A student talking about her research
A travelogue about the Tower of London
A computer programmer speaking about new software
2. Demonstrative Speeches – This has many similarities with an informative speech. A demonstrative speech also teaches you something. The main difference lies in including a demonstration of how to do the thing you’re teaching. Some examples of demonstrative speeches: How to start your own blog

How to bake a cake
How to write a speech
How to… just about anything
3. Persuasive – A persuasive speech works to convince people to change in some way: they think, the way they do something, or to start doing something that they are not currently doing. Some examples of persuasive speeches: Become an organ donor

Improve your health through better eating
Television violence is negatively influencing our children
Become a volunteer and change the world
4. Entertaining — The after-dinner speech is a typical example of an entertaining speech. The speaker provides pleasure and enjoyment that make the audience laugh or identify with anecdotal information. Some examples of entertaining speeches: Excuses for any occasion

Explaining cricket to an American
How to buy a condom discreetly
Things you wouldn’t know without the movies

The manuscript method of delivering a speech involves writing a manuscript used for reference during the speech and for official records. Manuscript delivery should avoid reading the manuscript word for word, otherwise the speaker risks sounding mechanical. The use of eye contact and facial expressions helps bring personality to this type of speech delivery.

The memorization method involves memorizing a speech word for word. This can run the risk of sounding as mechanical as the manuscript method. As in the manuscript method, memorizing key talking points gives the speaker a more personal approach. Add personality with voice inflection, eye contact and facial expressions.

The impromptu method involves speeches with little or no time for preparation and speech writing. In situations like this, speakers should do everything in their power to take a few minutes to prepare themselves. Organizing a speech and breaking it down into parts is a quick way to mentally prepare a speech. Preparation should be started at the beginning of an introduction, or as soon as a speaker realizes they may be called on to speak. The typical organizational format includes a main point, proof, additional proof if possible, and a conclusion.

The extemporaneous method has more preparation than the impromptu method. It involves writing, rewriting and editing. In addition, the delivery is practiced, recited, and main points are memorized. Typically, a speaker uses an outline for the main points and the exact wording is not concrete until the delivery is given. Audiences typically perceive extemporaneous speeches as spontaneous, while the speaker still maintains control of the speaking points.

Introduction speeches- you warm up the audience for the main speaker · Acceptance speeches- made in response to receiving an award · Presentation speeches- why the person is receiving the award · Roasts and toasts- a humorous tribute to the person

· Eulogy speeches- a speech of praise
· Inspirational speeches- seek to motivate listeners to positively consider/reflect on the speakers words

informative speech

1. Descriptive
a. “real” speech- this is the description of a real, tangible, and physical that is so vivid and precise that the audience can picture it in their mind b. mood” speech- this is where you attempt to convey just how a particular emotion or feeling feels; and the successful...
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