Are you struggling to find good persuasive speech topics?
It can be hard to find a topic that interests both you and your audience, but in this guide we’ve done the hard work and created a list of 105 great persuasive speech ideas.
This also ties into knowing your audience, which we discuss more in the final section.
When I was in high school, nearly every persuasive speech my classmates and I were assigned was the exact same topic: should the drinking age be lowered to 18?
Whenever you give a speech, it’s important to consider your audience, and this is especially true for persuasive speeches when you’re trying to convince people to believe a certain viewpoint.
When writing your speech, think about what your audience likely already knows about the topic, what they probably need explained, and what aspects of the topic they care about most.
They’re organized into ten categories and cover a variety of topics, so you’re sure to find one that interests you.
In addition to our list, we also go over which factors make good persuasive speech topics and three tips you should follow when researching and writing your persuasive speech.
I got this prompt in English class, on standardized tests, in speech and debate class, etc.
I’ve written and presented about it so often I could probably still rattle off all the main points of my old speeches word-for-word.