There are some which can be used as ‘tongue in cheek’ topics such as ‘The paparazzi are the real stalkers’ and ‘People need to visit the dentist more often’.See this page for a full list of Speech Topic Ideas On Food, Drink, and Cooking.
For persuasive essay topic ideas have a look at our list of Interesting Research Paper topics: these can be easily adapted for persuasive speeches.
Crafting a persuasive speech or writing a persuasive essay begins with picking the right topic.
Some persuasive speech ideas have been done to death.
They are tired and stale, and are not likely to excite you or your audience (think abortion, gun control, smoking, same-sex marriage).
Below follow 100 topics that you can have fun with while persuading your audience. See this page for a full list of Fun Persuasive Speech Topics.
Humour is a fabulous way to get people’s attention.See this page for a full list of History Speech Topics.Interesting topics will always have an audience glued to every word, even when they may disagree with your point of view.Some sports topics can quickly turn into an argument between fans so keep in mind that special care should be taken with some of the suggested topics.The term soccer was used to distinguished between soccer and American football, feel free to use the term football for those countries that do not use the term soccer.Below are questions and statement topics that can be used to get your points across on a variety of topics.It is important to remember that there can be a fine line between funny and insulting.A tongue in cheek topic that can be used is “Hiring a lazy person isn’t always a bad thing”, this could be used to persuade an audience that often lazy people find the quickest solution to get something done, resulting in quickly completed work because they just want to get it over and done with.Below follow topics that should be easy enough to persuade your audience without going into too much research.Fun topics are a great way to get people to listen to what you have to say, because when they are entertained they listen more carefully.Fun topics also help the speaker be more at ease, because the topics are more relaxed.