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Entertaining Speeches 3

THE DIFFERENCE: INFORMATIVE VERSUS PERSUASIVE VERSUS AFTER DINNER SPEECHES

INFORMATIVE SPEECH–give us information that describes something or states how to do something; it does not give your opinion as a main point; it avoids making judgments that the things you are talking about are bad/good, etc.

PERSUASIVE SPEECH–persuade us to change our beliefs or actions; shows us YOUR opinion on a subject–that you think it is good/bad, right/wrong, moral/immoral, justified/unjustified, that we should/should not do something.

AFTER DINNER SPEECH–usually a persuasive speech but sometimes informative focused; key distinguishing feature is that it is focused on entertaining the audience usually with jokes and humor.

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(originally published on wcdebate.com)

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