Public Speaking Tips & Speech Topics

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Below you will find a list of 125 of 250 potential informative speech topics. Be sure to analyze your audience and time limit before selecting a topic.

These topics can be used as they a

re, or you might have to make them more precise to suit the situation (available time, class requirements, etc.).

1. How nuclear power works
2. The biography of your favorite actor
3. How to make pizza
4. The history of comic books
5. How to change your car’s oil
6. The story of how your school was founded
7. How to pick a bottle of wine

8. The history of your hometown
9. How to swing a golfclub
10. Trends in the stock market
11. How to drive a stick-shift
12. History of a favorite product brand
13. How to shoot a basketball
14. Description of life in another country
15. How to weave a basket
16. The three branches of U.S. government
17. How to read a map
18. How roads are built
19. The Seven Wonders of the World
20. Disneyland
21. How to knit a scarf
22. Professional baseball stadiums
23. Local folklore
24. Roadside attractions
25. Chinese food
26. UFO’s
27. Real life vampires
28. Types of cheese
29. How to play chess
30. Key phrases in a foreign language
31. Types of poetry
32. Evolution of video games
33. Raising pet snakes
34. Serial killers

35. Foriegn TV shows
36. How to make a website
37. Civil War generals
38. Historical events that occurred on your speech day
39. Famous diplomats
40. All about your favorite vacation spot
41. Famous speeches
42. How to get good grades
43. How to write a resume
44. How to survive a job interview
45. Types of tropical fish
46. Dog shows
47. The newspaper business
48. All about a favorite radio show
49. How a computer works
50. How to organize a closet
51. U.S. territories
52. Voodoo
53. Comparison of different religions
54. Schools of painting
55. The latest discoveries in astronomy
56. Fringe known political parties
57. How to find cheap airline tickets
58. Competitive horseback riding
59. How to make fishing lures
60. Labor Unions
61. How to plan a wedding

62. How to tie various knots
63. Cruise vacations
64. Crazy laws
65. How to improve your health
66. Electric cars
67. Life in the future
68. How to throw a good party
69. Working in the fast food industry
70. How to play the kazoo
71. Origins of superstitions
72. Lesser known Presidents
73. Computer viruses
74. Internet dating
75. Cults
76. Dyslexia
77. Impact of media on society
78. Branches of the military
79. Famous advertising campaigns
80. Nursing homes
81. How to write a will

82. The United Nations
83. How to find your ancestors
84. Deep sea fish
85. A particular period of architecture
86. How to construct an argument
87. Saving money on your income taxes
88. Sports card collecting
89. The history of the Bible
90. Book reviews for a particular author
91. How to avoid boredom
92. Sales tactics
93. Comparison of economic systems
94. Censorship in history
95. Psychological profiling
96. Picking a name for your children
97. America’s fastest growing cities
98. How to improve your manners
99. How to improve your conversation skills
100. World War II heroes
101. The Miss America Pageant
102. Interesting cultures
103. How to raise rabbits
104. Exotic pets
105. Ballroom dancing
106. Near death experiences
107. ID theft
108. Evolution of voting laws

109. Natural disasters
110. Breeds of dogs
111. Dream interpretation
112. Drinking problems
113. Drug problems
114. The FBI
115. Basic economic principles
116. Advances in education
117. Spies
118. Evolution of the English language
119. National Parks
120. Young billionaires
121. Former child stars
122. Obesity epidemic
123. How to be more romantic
124. Types of common plants
125. How to cook vegetarian

126. Funny inventions
127. Stupid criminals
128. Code breaking
129. How to play Poker
130. Child geniuses
131. Spoon collecting
132. Charitable organizations
133. Reincarnation

134. How to break bad habits
135. Weight lifting
136. How the circulatory system works
137. Origin of holidays
138. Interior decorating
139. Lie detecting
140. The Supreme Court
141. Learning styles
142. Life in jail
143. How to properly brush your teeth
144. How to set up an aquarium
145. Organized crime
146. Street gangs
147. How to make soup
148. The losing-est professional sports teams
149. How the telephone works
150. The U.S. Postal Service
151. How to apply make-up
152. Investment strategies

153. The Lottery
154. The Industrial Revolution
155. Medicines from nature
156. Memory loss
157. Differences in male and female communication
158. Mental illnesses
159. The Middle Ages
160. How the brain works
161. Prohibition
162. Drug laws
163. Airplane stunts
164. The history of your favorite musical group
165. Useful websites
166. The Great Depression
167. Famous riots
168. Muscle cars
169. Antique collecting
170. Dog training
171. Model railroading
172. How to perform a magic trick
173. The intelligence of dolphins
174. Multi-Level marketing
175. Interesting world records
176. Different philosophical perspective
177. The Welfare system

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178. Choosing a digital camera
179. City planning
180. Reality TV shows
181. Types of birth control
182. Choosing the right tires for your car
183. Diploma mills
184. The most dangerous jobs
185. The trucking industry
186. Basic first aid
187. Coin collecting
188. The British Royal Family
189. Ice cream making
190. How search engines work
191. Banned books
192. The worst trades in sports history
193. How galaxies are formed
194. Native American tribes from your area
195. Exotic breeds of cats
196. How to make a cocktail
197. How to turkey-call
198. How bottled water is purified
199. Sports card collecting
200. The U.S. Post Office
201. How cellular phones work
202. Computers through the decades
203. Spring Break destinations
204. The rising cost of education
205. Early 20th century film making
206. Unique websites
207. How to backup your DVDs
208. How to make candles
209. Hand-held PDA’s
210. Famous robberies
211. Wedding traditions of other cultures
212. Robots now and in the future
213. Rock collecting
214. The career of a favorite musician
215. How to cure/prevent hangovers
216. Women in politics
217. The Great Lakes
218. Conspiracy theories
219. Global warming
220. Strategies for healthy eating
221. E.S.P.
222. Famous golf courses
223. Gold rushes outside of California
224. U.S. immigration patterns through the years
225. Code breaking
226. Submarines
227. TV sitcoms
228. Landfills
229. Beekeeping
230. All-terrain vehicles
231. Satellite radio
232. Exotic fruits
233. What to look for in a new car
234. Firefighting
235. Canadian football
236. The sport of “curling”
237. The insurance industry
238. Famous comedy duos
239. Word origins
240. How chocolate is made
241. Bio-diesel
242. New technologies
243. Ghosts
244. How the Earth was formed
245. Overcoming conflict
246. The longest books ever written
247. How to ski
248. How to make beer
249. Fastest growing careers
250. Origins of cliches




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50 responses to “Public Speaking Tips & Speech Topics

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    March 26, 2014 at 8:05 am

    thank you so much! This is really helpful for me to prepare 2min short presentation. I was looking something fun and brief topic.

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    March 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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    September 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you so much because this article help me a lot.since I am stuck with the topic that I have to choose for my public speaking class.

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      May 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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