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 ipodShould 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?

newspaper

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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Published On: 2nd Apr 2015

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46 Comments
  1. this is pf pretty cooll

    Anonymous 26 Jul at 1:41 am
  2. this is amazing and soooooo useful
    very helpful for my speech i just copied and pasted and got an A thanks :)

    Anonymous 26 Jul at 1:42 am
  3. how do you find the speeches

    jeff 2 Aug at 10:36 pm
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    emily 9 Nov at 7:04 pm
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    anonymous 9 Nov at 7:06 pm
  8. wow

    fatima 2 Dec at 2:14 pm
  9. 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.

    shway 5 Dec at 6:12 am
  10. thakouveryuch

    d 8 Dec at 11:46 am
  11. ummmm does anyone have any other ideas for a presentation???

    emers 14 Dec at 5:15 pm
  12. how to quit smoking cigarettes

    BUYCHAMPIX 16 Mar at 8:30 pm
  13. Tnx 4 d topics

    Anonymous 4 Apr at 10:27 am
  14. Another topic idea I’ve thought of:
    1. Novels vs Movies Counterparts

    Shinji 30 Apr at 4:28 am
  15. i love it

    chloe 7 May at 8:42 am
  16. Good topics but i need some topics to put into a new song i am going to write up and it will give it to all of you for free if you you help me out with it

    Bob Marley 11 May at 3:52 pm
  17. i think that these topics are good

    angel 5 Jun at 11:53 pm
  18. those topics are so helpful for my sister’s speech.thank you website

    susikala 27 Jun at 12:31 pm
  19. 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

    Casey 26 Sep at 8:20 pm
  20. Hellooo everybody! I need a persuasive speech topic. There arent’ ANY good ones above. Come on peoples! Work with me here! I need help!

    Daniel Petermann 6 Nov at 9:28 pm
  21. thankyou for the founder of this website !!!!

    it helps me a lot !!!!

    Anonymous 28 Nov at 6:42 am
  22. this was very helpful!

    liz 14 Dec at 7:05 pm
  23. this good stuff thanks

    gannon wayne 7 Jan at 4:18 pm
  24. This website has none of the relevant speeches I need in my calculus classes for my college senior exam courses

    Dalton Ballard manning 10 Jan at 3:29 pm
  25. 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
  26. :)

    im awesome 12 Jan at 8:26 pm
  27. nice topics…

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

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

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

    Julia 21 Oct at 9:45 pm
  31. these topics are swag

    Anonymous 10 Jan at 10:06 pm
  32. Great

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

    jay 4 Dec at 7:42 am
  34. great

    riya 25 Feb at 5:13 am
  35. thanks a lot…this site is very useful for the students to find out their speeches…

    M.Behzad 3 Apr at 9:43 am
  36. what is a good topic for a how to pitch speech

    joe 11 May at 11:18 pm
  37. it’s very useful…and I would like to thank all those who are behind this for providing such good information……thank u everyone thank U…!!!!

    kane 19 May at 4:50 pm
  38. thank you very much you have helped me a lot

    samia ahmed 16 Sep at 12:56 am
  39. amazing you have helped me

    ala 22 Nov at 1:34 pm
  40. Thanks a lot~

    ADA 4 Dec at 12:38 pm
  41. :) I love this website I got a great speech topic:) :) :)

    ethan 26 Jan at 7:45 pm
  42. 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
  43. tv violence and children

    Marah 16 Apr at 11:26 am
  44. its so helpful :)

    marybee 11 Jul at 12:35 pm
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