Persuasive Speech Topics and Ideas

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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Should you buy music?

Man’s best friend?Road congestion charging – the way of the future?

Can drugs reverse the ageing process?

The internet – the death of the newspaper?

Did they really put a man on the moon?

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 – Can we do anything about it?
  • Is facebook toxic?
  • Why you should become a blood donor
  • The dangers of gambling
  • Gay marriage
  • Should euthanasia be legal?
  • Avoiding student debt
  • Avoiding junk food
  • Pay off your student loan in three easy steps
  • Volunteering – What the best way?
  • Golf – the best hobby in the world or a complete waste of time?
  • Should everybody be first aid trained?
  • 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
  • How to survive in the wild
  • 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?
  • How would you change the world?
  • 7 easy ways to simplify your life?
  • The five day detox
  • The Loch Ness monster really does exist
  • Creative thinking
  • How addicted to netflix are you… can you actually give it up?
  • Half man – half robot. Do prosthetics make you bionic?
  • Is university good value?
  • Creative thinking
  • Vote for me
  • Why there should be a United States of Europe
  • An easy way to give up smoking
  • Why we should hug more
  • 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?
  • Novels vs Movies Counterparts

Are these topics not quite interesting enough for you? We have been busy creating a more comprehensive list of speech topics. Click here for more than 700 persuasive speech topics

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Published On: 2nd Apr 2015

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    Anonymous 26 Jul at 1:42 am
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    shway 5 Dec at 6:12 am
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    d 8 Dec at 11:46 am
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    emers 14 Dec at 5:15 pm
  12. how to quit smoking cigarettes

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    Bob Marley 11 May at 3:52 pm
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    angel 5 Jun at 11:53 pm
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    susikala 27 Jun at 12:31 pm
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    Casey 26 Sep at 8:20 pm
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    Daniel Petermann 6 Nov at 9:28 pm
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    Anonymous 28 Nov at 6:42 am
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    liz 14 Dec at 7:05 pm
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    gannon wayne 7 Jan at 4:18 pm
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    Dalton Ballard manning 10 Jan at 3:29 pm
  24. 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???

    Dalton Ballard manning 10 Jan at 3:32 pm
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    im awesome 12 Jan at 8:26 pm
  26. nice topics…

    Anonymous 28 May at 11:22 am
  27. helped alot

    Anonymous 27 Jul at 12:25 am
  28. they had great ideas i am very impressed and grateful

    tightjeans95 26 Sep at 10:46 pm
  29. Once I did a speech about REM Sleeping and it went pretty well. Try inovative things!!

    Julia 21 Oct at 9:45 pm
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    Anonymous 10 Jan at 10:06 pm
  31. Great

    Cs 12 Mar at 12:40 pm
  32. nice topics for a paper

    jay 4 Dec at 7:42 am
  33. great

    riya 25 Feb at 5:13 am
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    M.Behzad 3 Apr at 9:43 am
  35. what is a good topic for a how to pitch speech

    joe 11 May at 11:18 pm
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    ala 22 Nov at 1:34 pm
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    ADA 4 Dec at 12:38 pm
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    ethan 26 Jan at 7:45 pm
  41. i need a good persuasive speech but that arent about abortion drugs alcohol abuse gun control and drinking and driving

    hailey stadin 11 Apr at 4:50 pm
  42. tv violence and children

    Marah 16 Apr at 11:26 am
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    marybee 11 Jul at 12:35 pm
  44. I need a pursasive speech idea

    Chi 16 Apr at 11:15 pm