Before you put pen on a paper to write that insightful, persuasive speech you’ve always dreamt of, you need to find a suitable topic. It is the first thing every reader checks before deciding to read further. But is picking an exciting topic easy? No. Therefore, this piece is to help you with persuasive speech topics and ideas to consider.
In a persuasive speech, writers try to convince the audience to accept their point of view on a subject. They do so by backing their claims with facts, evidence, and examples. Thorough research is needed when writing such speeches.
That aside, a persuasive speech should always have a captivating topic that automatically generates interest. The theme should, however, be something you have high interest or knowledge about to argue convincingly.
When selecting a topic, consider the following factors.
It is easier to write a speech on things you are familiar with or have in-depth knowledge about. You take less time to prepare and research.
Your interest in a topic determines how dedicated and importance you attach to it. When something directly or indirectly affects you, you attach passion to it, and the results are seen in your writing.
Having an interest in a subject is not enough to write a great piece and have it read. What if nobody reads it? Choose something that resonates with your target audience. The topic should be relevant, based on current issues, and somehow controversial.
Your topic should be able to create a pictorial view of the subject in the minds of the audience.
People should be able to relate to your topic to trigger their interest in the essay. Therefore, after defining your audience, research on things that interest them. It can be about their community, gender, religion, affirmative active, health, and alternative medicine, among others.
Below are some interesting topics you can choose from for the next persuasive speech.