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What makes a good persuasive speech topic? Experts will
tell you that it should be a conversial subject. Why?
Well, if it's not controversial, no one, including yourself,
will care if anyone gets persuaded! And the more controversial
your persuasive speech topic, the harder challenge your creating
for yourself, and the more you'll learn.
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What's controversial enough? Well, we could consider vulgar things,
but let's not degrade the quality of our diatribe. Let's begin
with the two topics ettiquette suggests be omitted from polite
conversation: religion, and politics!
Medical Persuasive Speech Topic Ideas:
Political Persuasive Speech Topic Ideas:
- Stem Cells
- Is it a Fetus, or a Child?
- Whose Rights are More Important - Mom's, or Child's?
- Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice
- Is it a Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual Disease?
- Is it a real disease, or just a learned behavior
- Global Viral Epidemics
- Should We Legalize Marijuana?
- Marijuana: Its Effects on the Mind and Body
- Parenthood Issues
- Teen Parenthood
- Welfare and Large Families
- Irresponsible Fathers
- Should We Require a License for Parenthood?
- Capital Punishment
- The Death Penalty Versus Thou Shalt Not Kill
- Poverty - Why Haven't We Solved This Problem?
- The Middle East
- Political Correctness vs. First Amendment Rights
- Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People
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Another thing to consider in developing your persuasive speech
topic is your approach. Aristotle listed several kinds - a persuasive
speech topic can be based on questions of fact, value, or policy.
Persuasive Speech Topic based on a question of fact
In areas without an absolute answer, persuade your audience that
one thing or another is fact. For example, if we don't know whether
aliens exist, try to persuade them that they don't. Your persuasive
speech topic would be, "Aliens Cannot Possibly Exist."
Persuasive Speech Topic based on a question of value
Talk about whether something is good or bad, worthless or ideal.
For example, try to persuade your audience that national borders
are inhumane, or that basketball is the ideal sport. Your persuasive
speech topic would be, "Basketball is the Ideal Sport."
Persuasive Speech Topic based on a question of policy
Argue for immediate action or tacit approval about what should
be done. This is a call to action. You must not only persuade
them that you're right, and that the action is necessary, but
that it is immediately important. Then provide them with a clear
plan of action in line with your persuasive speech topic - what
to do and how to do it.
For example, explain how many people are dying of AIDS in Africa,
what it's doing to their economy and governments, and how it will
inevitably effect America. Then tell them how to get involved
with raising money and influencing American politics. Your persuasive
speech topic would be, "How You Can Help Save America from
Africa's AIDS Problem."
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