Persuasive Speech Topic Ideas

Written by Brian Benjamin Carter, MS, LAc

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What makes a good persuasive speech topic? Experts will tell you that it should be a conversial subject. Why?

Well, if it's not controversial, no one, including yourself, will care if anyone gets persuaded! Andrepparttar more controversial your persuasive speech topic,repparttar 107993 harder challenge your creating for yourself, andrepparttar 107994 more you'll learn.

What's controversial enough? Well, we could consider vulgar things, but let's not degraderepparttar 107995 quality of our diatribe. Let's begin withrepparttar 107996 two topics ettiquette suggests be omitted from polite conversation: religion, and politics!

Medical Persuasive Speech Topic Ideas:

Stem Cells Cloning Abortion Is it a Fetus, or a Child? Whose Rights are More Important - Mom's, or Child's? Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Alcoholism Is it a Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual Disease? Is it a real disease, or just a learned behavior AIDS Global Viral Epidemics Drugs Should We Legalize Marijuana? Marijuana: Its Effects onrepparttar 107997 Mind and Body Parenthood Issues Teen Parenthood Welfare and Large Families Irresponsible Fathers Should We Require a License for Parenthood? Political Persuasive Speech Topic Ideas:

Capital Punishment The Death Penalty Versus Thou Shalt Not Kill Poverty - Why Haven't We Solved This Problem? War Terrorism The Middle East Political Correctness vs. First Amendment Rights Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People

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Another thing to consider in developing your persuasive speech topic is your approach. Aristotle listed several kinds - a persuasive speech topic can be based on questions of fact, value, or policy.

Informative Speech Topic Ideas

Written by Brian B. Carter, MS, LAc

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I've never had trouble choosing an informative speech topic- I started speaking after I was already learning alternative health, and there's plenty that people don't know about that.

What makes a good or bad informative speech topic?

I was already part ofrepparttar way there- my speech topic was interesting. So when you choose your informative speech topic, don't pick something your audience is going to groan about as soon as they hear it! Gun control has been done. Drunk driving is old. Abortion is too polarized. Legalizing marijuana... all of these are a death sentence, and so is capital punishment. You can't talk about them without bias, and even if you could your audience won't put aside theirs. Save them for a challenging persuasive speech topic.

What kind of informative speech does your audience want to hear?

Choose an informative speech topic either your audience knows nothing about, or that hasn't given much thought to - forrepparttar 107992 second one, I mean things that are commonplace, but when you think about it, you realize you don't know how it works or what it is - e.g., what is escrow? Why does inflation happen? What happens to your trash afterrepparttar 107993 garbage truck takes it? Who determines TV and radio ratings? And so on. Look around your life and see if something like this sticks out.

Your informative speech topic should be entertaining, or useful. What happens to your trash is trivial unless you make it funny, or there's an ethical implication. But don't get into persuading - just inform!

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