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4 Basic Kinds of Speech


This speech serves to provide

interesting and useful information to your
audience.Some examples of informative

teacher telling students about earthquakes

student talking about her research

travelogue about the Tower of London

computer programmer speaking about new software


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 youre
teaching.Some examples of demonstrative speeches:

to start your own blog


to bake a cake


to write a speech


to just about anything


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:

an organ donor


your health through better eating


violence is negatively influencing our children

a volunteer and change the world


Theafter-dinner speechis 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:

for any occasion


cricket to an American

to buy a condom discreetly


you wouldnt know without the movies

Delivery Methods


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.


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.


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.


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

Identify the type of speech based

on the title
1. Lets

do it!
2. The Life of Jose Rizal
3. Making a Halloween Cake
4. The Sweetest Love
5. Second Chances

6. Fight

Poverty! Love Life!

7. Specifics on Designing a Web Page
8. The Solar System
9. Growing the Best Crop!
10.The History of the Philippines