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:

  1. Objects (Including things, people, places, and animals)
  2. 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.

  • Last Updated Sep 24, 2019
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