Special Occasion Speaking There are a number of social situations in which you might find yourself asked to make a speech. This page examines some of those situations and offers some advice on how to handle them.
In an informative speech situation, as in any speech situation, it is important to have your audience in mind at all times.
In any speech situation it’s important to analyze your audience, naturally. This is never more important, though, than it is in a persuasive speaking situation. There are a couple questions that you need to ask yourself after you’ve selected a persuasive speech topic: