Speech Topic: 3 Ways to Find The Speech Topics You Like

Jim Peterson

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Speech topic selection steps for finding the speech topics you think are interesting for speech class and other public speaker assignments. You can also apply the three methods for writing essays.

The more you like your topic, the more your audience will want to hear about it. There are three ways to determine your power fields, interests, majors and pet peeves. Start with method number one and follow my recommendations below.


Just answer these questions and make a list of possible ideas for speeches:

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?
  2. What are your hobbies?
  3. What do you like to do at holidays?
  4. What is your favorite travel destination?
  5. What do you like to talk about with friends?
  6. On what issue do you hold a strong opinion?
  7. What issue do you like to know more about?
  8. What values are you standing for?
  9. What special expertise do you have?
  10. What do you fix well?
  11. What special skills do you have?
  12. What special professional or personal experiences have you had in your life?
  13. What speech topic or debate in the news recently focused your attention?


Associate. Lets say you like to talk about Paris Hilton. Now write down all things that come up in your mind. All the things related to Paris Hilton. E. g. her movies, fashion, scandals, photo shoots, her friends, and so on, and so on. In other words, you are building a topic tree around Mrs. Hilton. This method takes some time, but you can apply it on almost every candidate issue.


And a final check for speech topics:

  1. Is it of great interest to you?
  2. Does it really turns you on?
  3. Is it something you're already interested in?
  4. Did you always want to know more about it, but didn't have the time to find out?
  5. Do you love to talk about it?
  6. Do you already know more about the speech topic?

Browse through my 2,000+ speech topics: the persuasive and informative sections are good starting points for finding an interesting speech topic.

Jim Peterson has over 10 year's experience on speechwriting. He offers how-to guides for any kind of public speaking and speechwriting assignments and 2,000+ free speech topics at http://www.speech-topics-help.com . Copyright 2007 Jim A. Peterson


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