Informative Speech Topic

Informative Speech Topic ideas

Quite often you are asked to give a speech or a presentation. The problem is what topic to choose for your speech.

Here are a few example titles.

Many of them can be changed by substituting the blank _____.

General Topics

  • Why free speech matters
  • The life and times of _____ (e.g. Abraham Lincoln, Julius Caesar/ Winston Churchill/ Bob Dylan)
  • My Pop Idol (Give a speech on John Lennon, Elvis or someone similar)
  • The evolution of _____
    (e.g. the railway locomotive headlamp)
  • On this day in history
  • When will man get to Mars?
  • The first Moon Landing
  • Top Internet searches
  • Socializing Healthcare
  • Tourism and marketing
  • The Darwin Awards
  • Origami in action – Show how you can make things out of paper (prepare some paper examples for the audience)
  • Colour blindness
  • 25 uses for a _____
    (paperclip/ tennis ball/ bus ticket)
  • Who says that crime doesn’t pay?
  • My dream holiday
    (e.g. Walking a donkey in Ireland)

Famous lives

  • Winston Churchill
  • Scott of the Antarctic
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Julius Caesar
  • Charles Dickens
  • Longfellow
  • Ronald Regan
  • Marie Curie
  • Joan of Arc
  • General McArthur
  • Nelson Mandela

Well known films (often a lot of the backup material can be found on a collectors DVD)

  • Casablanca
  • Jean de Florette
  • Ben Hur
  • The wizard of Oz
  • Spartacus
  • The Italian Job
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Forest Gump
  • One flew over the cuckoos nest


  • The six wives of Henry 8th
  • The spanish civil war
  • The rise of Nazism
  • Decline and fall of the Roman Empire
  • 1066 and all that
  • The Gettysburg address
  • Roman military hardware
  • The telegraph: the ‘internet’ of the 19th Century
  • Who invented the internet?


  • Wolves in the living room – how the wolf evolved into of the domestic dog
  • The secret life of an eel
  • Is an owl really wise?
  • A day in the life of a Beluga Whale
  • Why Dolphins jump out of the water
  • Cats and lions – how do they compare?


  • All quiet on the western front
  • Little Women
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Tom Sawyer
  • A tale of two cities

More informative speech topics

  • Top 20 tracks for your iPod
  • What is inside your tap water ?
  • What I would do if I won the lottery
  • Easy ways to pass exams

More Informative Topics >>

The evolution of the internet


What is left to discover ?


Who says that crime doesn’t pay?


The physics of soccer


The life and times of Julius Caesar


The first moon landing


The hidden dangers in the refrigerator


Access to clean drinking water in the third world

The decline in fish stocks


Why dolphins jump out of the water?


Nervous about your next presentation?
Then our next article will be of use to you.

Overcoming Presentation Nerves >>

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Published On: 2nd Apr 2009

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