A persuasive speech attempts to influence or reinforce the attitudes, beliefs, or behavior of an audience. This type of speech often includes the following elements:
Watch out for logical fallacies in developing your argument:
Below is a poster of different logical fallacies. A full sized version can be found here.
An informative speech is one that enlightens an audience. These types of speeches can be on a variety of topics:
A good informative speech will:
Informative speech example from Bill Gates: Mosquitos, malaria and education