Having trouble finding the right speech topic? Presented here is a list of interesting persuasive speech topics for high school and college students.
A persuasive speech, as the name suggests, is a piece of oratory or speech meant to persuade or convince the audience to have a specific viewpoint on a specific subject. Only when the speaker is thoroughly versed in his/her subject matter, he/she will be able to convince the audience.
Providing information via a speech and persuading people to have a specific opinion about certain matter are two diverse things; and the latter is not quite easy! Therefore, the speaker should choose a topic of his interest, with which he/she can relate to and about which he/she has a lot of knowledge. Let us see some interesting topics.
Interesting Persuasive Speech Topics
Is homeschooling really effective?
Should exams be completely removed from the curriculum?
What type of punishments are fair?
Are school uniforms good or bad idea?
Should sex education in school be made compulsory?
Should lesbian and gay marriages be legalized?
Is it right to have a censor board for the Internet?
Is the current tax system fair?
Is it right to legalize euthanasia?
Should smoking be completely banned from public places?
Is premarital sex proper?
Is dieting/fad diets healthy?
Is juvenile sentence right?
Pros and cons of Internet dating.
Is it essential for every student to have finance education?
Is global warming a hoax?
Animals should/should not be used in research.
Organic farming should be made mandatory.
Should fur be banned completely?
Should people opt for vegetarianism?
Is there life after death?
Are vampires real?
Is reincarnation for real?
Existence of life on Mars
Are ghosts real?
Miscellaneous Speech Topics
Seat belt laws
Coke vs. Pepsi
Drinking and driving
Impact of movies
Use of fur
Legalization of gambling/drugs
Human organ donation
Effects of divorce
Now, Let us see some seemingly funny persuasive speech topics for younger students. One should note that although humorous, they also convey a deeper meaning. Therefore, the speaker needs to be well versed in these subjects of speech topics.
Who is the best superhero: Spiderman/Superman/Batman?
Will students benefit if attendance is not mandatory?
One of the best careers today.
Should fast food/chocolate be banned for children?
Life in the previous century was better.
Can we live without cell phones/computers/gadgets?
What am I against, why?
Lastly, remember that your persuasive speech may help in changing the mindset of the audience, hence, research well, speak confidently and you will definitely be a winner (literally and figuratively). Good luck!