What Are the Four Types of Speeches?

Four types of speeches are demonstrative, informative, persuasive and entertaining speeches. The category of informative speeches can be divided into speeches about objects, processes, events and concepts.

A demonstrative speech is intended to educate the audience. It often includes visual aids to add to the presentation and demonstrates how to do something. An informative speech is similar to a demonstrative speech, but does not include a demonstration.

A persuasive speech is intended to persuade an audience that the personal opinion expressed by the speaker is correct. An entertaining speech is a speech aimed at amusing people; entertaining speeches are often given at weddings or graduations.