Direct Speech / Quoted Speech
Saying exactly what someone has said is called direct speech (sometimes called quoted speech)
She said, "Today's lesson is on presentations."
"Today's lesson is on presentations", she said.Indirect Speech / Reported Speech-
Indirect speech (sometimes called reported speech), doesn't use quotation marks to enclose what the person said and it doesn't have to be word for word.
He said that he was going to the cinema.