Persuasive Speech Topics and Ideas

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You have been asked to give a persuasive speech. This is a much harder task than the informative speech. The problem is what topic to choose for your speech. Here is a list with a number of good ideas.

Ready made persuasive speeches

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Ideas in pictures
girl listeninmg to an ipod
The i-pod generation – Should music be free?
image of a dog
Man’s best friend? 

congested road

Road congestion charging – the way of the future?

old man looking at a packet pf prescription drugs

Can drugs reverse the ageing process?


The internet – the death of the newspaper?

view of the moon

Did they really put a man on the moon?

a young smiling couple

Are we happier than our parents generation?

Persuasive Speech Topics

  • The case for organ donation
  • The need for recycling
  • Why the death penalty should be abolished
  • The need for gun control
  • The dangers of taking illegal steroids
  • How to pay off your credit card
  • Avoiding drinking or drunk driving
  • Why we should abolish school uniform
  • Global Warming – What we can do about it
  • Why we should wear seat belts in cars
  • Why you should become a blood donor
  • The dangers of gambling
  • Gay marriage
  • Euthanasia
  • Avoiding student debt
  • Avoiding junk food
  • Pay off your student loan in three easy steps
  • Volunteering – What can you do about it?
  • Golf – the best hobby in the world or a complete waste of time?
  • Ten good tips for legal tax avoidance
  • Three easy ways to improve your time management
  • Can drugs reverse the ageing process?
  • If you believe – they put a man on the moon
  • Ten things you can do for a Dollar/ Euro/ Pound
  • What you should wear for your next date/ job interview

More topics

  • Animal rights
  • I can make you thin
  • Princess Diana – a cover up?
  • Internet – the death of the newspaper?
  • Can we eradicate AIDS in Africa?
  • Is Broadband economic in rural areas?
  • What good is keep fit?
  • Sex, drugs and rock and roll – good fun or a major health hazard?
  • Getting to the top of the waiting list
  • Road congestion charging – the way of the future?
  • Dogs – wolves in the living room or man’s best friend?
  • 7 easy ways to simplify your life?
  • The five day detox
  • The Loch Ness monster really does exist
  • Creative thinking
  • Has the DaVinci code just been made up?
  • Half man – half robot. Should we be scared?
  • Political
  • Creative thinking
  • Vote for me
  • Why there should be a United States of Europe
  • An easy way to give up smoking
  • Why prostitution should be legalized
  • How we can get more people to vote?
  • Why the death penalty should be abolished in the United States
  • Why we should not consume genetically modified crops?
  • Should religious clothes be banned in schools?
  • The war in Iraq – was it justified?
  • Famous lives
  • The greatest American./ Briton/ French Person/ Scientist/ Discoverer/ Adventurer of all time
  • Scott of the Antarctic – hero or failure?
  • Winston Churchill – good man or a famous alcoholic?

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2 April 2010

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Posted by fatima — 2 Dec @ 2:14 pm

This material is excellent as examples and to give ideas. For cheaters – the joke’s on you, because you’re just as clueless as when you started. The only way to get good at speaking and writing is to do it.

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Posted by d — 8 Dec @ 11:46 am

ummmm does anyone have any other ideas for a presentation???

Posted by emers — 14 Dec @ 5:15 pm

Hey emers, why not try;

keep looking round for more topic ideas

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Posted by BUYCHAMPIX — 16 Mar @ 8:30 pm

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Posted by Anonymous — 4 Apr @ 10:27 am

Another topic idea I’ve thought of:
1. Novels vs Movies Counterparts

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Posted by Bob Marley — 11 May @ 3:52 pm

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Posted by angel — 5 Jun @ 11:53 pm

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Posted by susikala — 27 Jun @ 12:31 pm

This website really helped me. I’m sitting in class now looking at speech topics to do. The former essays give me great examples of how to start out my speech. I can’t decide if I want to go serious or funny, but so helpful. xoxo

Posted by Casey — 26 Sep @ 8:20 pm

Hellooo everybody! I need a persuasive speech topic. There arent’ ANY good ones above. Come on peoples! Work with me here! I need help!

Posted by Daniel Petermann — 6 Nov @ 9:28 pm

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it helps me a lot !!!!

Posted by Anonymous — 28 Nov @ 6:42 am

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Posted by liz — 14 Dec @ 7:05 pm

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Posted by gannon wayne — 7 Jan @ 4:18 pm

This website has none of the relevant speeches I need in my calculus classes for my college senior exam courses

Posted by Dalton Ballard manning — 10 Jan @ 3:29 pm

I need relevant speech topics on calculus classes and argument
Speeches about the topic but I have a question for all of u does boredom lead to trouble???

Posted by Dalton Ballard manning — 10 Jan @ 3:32 pm


Posted by im awesome — 12 Jan @ 8:26 pm

nice topics…

Posted by Anonymous — 28 May @ 11:22 am

helped alot

Posted by Anonymous — 27 Jul @ 12:25 am

they had great ideas i am very impressed and grateful

Posted by tightjeans95 — 26 Sep @ 10:46 pm

Once I did a speech about REM Sleeping and it went pretty well. Try inovative things!!

Posted by Julia — 21 Oct @ 9:45 pm

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Posted by Cs — 12 Mar @ 12:40 pm

nice topics for a paper

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