I recently viewed the informative speech “Mr. Robin Hood,” by Germain Thompson. I know his speech is an informative one on the grounds that Germain is informing the audience aspects of himself and how the correlate to fictional character Robin Hood.
Listening to the speech the first time I honestly was not able to differentiate between informative and persuasive. Many speeches will contain elements of both informative and persuasive styles, nevertheless, the main difference between the two lies in the speaker's end goal and what the speaker wants the audience to leave with: facts or an opinion. An informative speech uses facts to inform a user about a topic. A persuasive speech attempts to induce the audience’s opinion that the speaker’s