Q. How can I decide on a good informative speech topic?
The best type of informative speech is one where the speaker is interested and passionate about the topic.
Search for a topic by:
- Brainstorming issues of interest that either bother you or make you want to get involved.
- Deciding if you are enthusiastic, as it will show and the audience will catch the excitement.
- Choosing a topic that is unique so that the audience may not be familiar with the presentation.
- Researching the history and current practices of what you do in your free time for your speech.
- Researching where your ancestors came from or cultural practices of a unique group.
- Researching a different or special ability you have so that you can educate your audience about it.
- Researching a cause to which you are devoted as this would be an opportunity to inspire your audience.
The two easiest types of informative speeches are:
- Objects (Including things, people, places, and animals)
- Events (Something that has happened, is happening, or likely will happen)
The Research Guide for SPK 2010: Oral Communications (guides.baker.edu/SPK2010) has resources for the class.
Contact the ARC/Library for help with the research process. Thank you for using ASK US.