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CMTH 102: Introduction to Communication: Home

Students in CMTH 102 can use this research guide to find sources for informative or persuasive speeches.

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Differences Between Informative and Persuasive Speeches

An informative speech:

  • Describes or explains an idea, place, event, object, person, or activity.
  • Provides facts and information about the chosen topic. 
  • Educates your audience about the topic.
  • Presents any possible viewpoints or perspectives of the topic objectively.
  • Does not include your opinions about the topic. 

A persuasive speech:

  • Takes a position on a specific topic.
  • Presents an argument of one viewpoint or perspective.
  • Convinces others to believe that viewpoint and share your opinion on the topic.

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