An informative speech provides information about a specific subject to an audience. The aim of an informative speech is to help your audience to understand and to remember the information you are presenting. Your general purpose in an informative speech is to inform. Your specific purpose relates to your topic and to the specific information you want to convey.
An informative speech may be a five minute overview of an object or event, or a seminar covering an abstract concept.
Persuasive speaking is often the type of speaking that people engage in. This type of speech can involve everything from arguing about politics, to talking about what to eat for dinner.
Special occasion speeches are often ceremonial or epideictic in nature. These type of speeches pay tribute or praise of a person, an institution, an event, and idea, or a place. Below are examples of: Commencement Speech, Best Man Speech, and a Funeral Speech.