Part Two: Types of Speeches

Special Occasion Speeches

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.

Writing Informative Speeches

In an informative speech situation, as in any speech situation, it is important to have your audience in mind at all times.

Persuasive Speeches

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: