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Persuasive Speech Topic based on a question of fact
In areas without an absolute answer, persuade your audience that one thing or another is fact. For example, if we don't know whether aliens exist, try to persuade them that they don't. Your persuasive speech topic would be, "Aliens Cannot Possibly Exist."
Persuasive Speech Topic based on a question of value
Talk about whether something is good or bad, worthless or ideal. For example, try to persuade your audience that national borders are inhumane, or that basketball is ideal sport. Your persuasive speech topic would be, "Basketball is Ideal Sport."
Persuasive Speech Topic based on a question of policy
Argue for immediate action or tacit approval about what should be done. This is a call to action. You must not only persuade them that you're right, and that action is necessary, but that it is immediately important. Then provide them with a clear plan of action in line with your persuasive speech topic - what to do and how to do it.
For example, explain how many people are dying of AIDS in Africa, what it's doing to their economy and governments, and how it will inevitably effect America. Then tell them how to get involved with raising money and influencing American politics. Your persuasive speech topic would be, "How You Can Help Save America from Africa's AIDS Problem."
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Also see a free persuasive speech sample at: http://pulsemed.org/free-persuasive-speech.htm
Brian has been a public speaker for five years, a guest on national radio shows, is president of his local speaking club, teaches medicine, and is the author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure (http://www.pulsemed.org).