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COM 103: Public Speaking & Presentations (Curry): Persuasive & Informative

Persuasive Speech

Persuasive speech is given to change audience attitudes and behavior on specific topic or subject. It has to be presented with information collected from different sources, in order to persuade.

  • Changes audiences attitudes, beliefs and behavior
  • Gets something from the audience
  • Persuasion can be informative
  • Tends to have more controversial purpose
  • Expect powerful response from listers
  • Requires greater degrees of proof and earning amounts of credibility


Understand the Difference

Informative and Persuasive Speeches

Informative Speech

Informative speeches are given to increase knowledge on specific topic or subject and can be presented with or without persuasion.

  • Instructs, explains and describe topic
  • Gives something to the audience
  • Information can be persuading
  • Promotes understanding of a body of facts