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COMM 1210 (Introduction to Public Speaking): Topics & Background

Speech Topic Ideas

Below are some links to sources on various topic ideas for informative and persuasive speeches. Hopefully these will generate some ideas for you to research and present.

Speech Topics Help: Includes a side bar navigation on the variety of speech types. Click the genre of speech and see a list of possible topics.


Ideas for Informative Speeches

Best Speech Topics


Ideas for Persuasive Speeches

Good Persuasive Speech Topics

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News Sources

Refer to the Evaluation Sources tab for information on determining the bias of a news outlet, and for determining whether the "news" item is fake news. 

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