Persuasive Speech Topics

Persuasive Speech Topics

The art of delivering your opinion logically and clearly to your audience is a crucial skill for college students. They can practice such skills during persuasive speech, which is aimed to teach how to put across the point to the audience and how to argue. 


Persuasive speech can reach into hearts of each member of your audience and help you win even when your point is slightly weaker that the one of your competitor's. This article gives you some good persuasive speech topics that can appeal to the audience and make your debate a huge win.

The list of topics

  1. Violence on TV: should it be shown?
  2. Disposable diapers and the dangers they present. 
  3. Illegal immigration: how to tackle it?
  4. Genetic factors are less important than environment when it comes to intelligence.
  5. Is there a reasonable level for number of plastic surgeries that a one person can have?
  6. Should countries make fast food networks accountable for obesity of population?
  7. Ways to fix pension plans.
  8. How health is affected by consumption of meat?
  9. Marijuana: should we legalize it?
  10. Ways to improve drivers' awareness of importance of safety harnesses. 
  11. Should students be subjects to mandatory drug tests?
  12. We should persuade more people to vote. Their voice matters.
  13. Nowadays financial education is one of the most important.
  14. Steroids should not be used by anyone.
  15. Working women does not have to get more privileges than men.
  16. The press should be given more rights.
  17. Health insurance and its benefits as a mandatory measure.
  18. Juvenile pregnancy undermines the chances for good future of the mother and the child.
  19. People should not go into space as tourists.
  20. The world should abolish the death penalty.
  21. Newspaper industry will be destroyed soon because of the Internet.
  22. Internet vs print newspapers: why online wins.
  23. Parents should be able to spank their children in some situations.
  24. Adoption of children by single parents should be restricted.
  25. Do we need an alternative to Internet?
  26. We should not allow people over 65 to drive. 
  27. How we can tackle the problem of driving over the speed limit?
  28. Solar power is better than nuclear power.
  29. The advantages of casinos.
  30. Online education is better than traditional.
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