Informative Speech Topics Quite often you are asked to give a speech or a presentation. The problem is what topic to choose for your speech. Here are a few ideas. Many of them can be changed by substituting the blank _____. General Topics • Why free speech matters • The life and times of _____ (e.g. Abraham Lincoln, Julius Caesar/ Winston Churchill/ Bob Dylan) • My Pop Idol (Give a speech on John Lennon, Elvis or someone similar) • The evolution of _____ (e.g. the railway locomotive headlamp) • On this day in history • When will man get to Mars? • The first Moon Landing • Top Internet searches • Socializing Healthcare • Tourism and marketing • The Darwin Awards • • • • • Ideas in pictures The evolution of the internet Origami in action - Show how you can make things out of paper (prepare some paper examples for the audience) Colour blindness What is left to discover ? 25 uses for a _____ (paperclip/ tennis ball/ bus ticket) Who says that crime doesn't pay? My dream holiday (e.g. Walking a donkey in Ireland) Famous lives • Winston Churchill • Lawrence of Arabia Who says that crime doesn't pay? • Julius Caesar • Charles Dickens • Longfellow • John A. MacDonald • Marie Curie • Joan of Arc • Napoleon Bonaparte • Nelson Mandela The physics of soccer Well known films (often a lot of the backup material can be found on a collectors DVD) • Casablanca • Jean de Florette • Ben Hur • The wizard of Oz • Les Choristes • The Italian Job • Gone with the Wind • Forest Gump • Avatar The life and times of Julius Caesar The first moon landing History • The six wives of Henry 8th • The Spanish civil war • The rise of Nazism • Decline and fall of the Roman Empire • 1066 and all that • Roman military hardware • The telegraph: the 'internet' of the 19th Century • Who invented the internet? • The hidden dangers in the refrigerator Nature • Wolves in the living room - how the wolf evolved into the domestic dog • The secret life of an eel • Is an owl really wise? • A day in the life of a Beluga Whale • Why Dolphins jump out of the water • Cats and lions - how do they compare? Books • Harry Potter • Little Women • Pride and Prejudice • Tom Sawyer • A tale of two cities • Twilight Access to clean drinking water in the third world The decline in fish stocks More informative speech topics • Top 20 tracks for your iPod • What is inside your tap water ? • What I would do if I won the lottery • Easy ways to pass exams Why dolphins jump out of the water?