Topics for Public Speaking

Find excellent topics for public speaking here. Once you've made your selection, it's guaranteed, you'll feel way more positive about giving your speech. Get started now by browsing the list below.

Top Tips For Your Speech Topic

1. For the big picture, have a look at “Ten Sources for Public Speaking Sources” below.

2. Start a speaking journal. Keep your journal with you. If you are always at a computer, start a speech file. Jot down your speech ideas as they come to you. As you deliver speeches, record your successes and areas for development. Make a list of potential organizations such as service clubs where you can use your topics for public speaking. 

3. Scan the list of hundreds of topics for public speaking below. Choose three potential topics.  



“Limitations live only in our minds.
But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” 
Jaime
 Paolinetti

More help with topics for public speaking.

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Ten Sources for Public Speaking Topics

1.     Interests. 
2.     Newspapers and magazine articles, internet, books, histories. 
3.     Current events.
4.     Events from your past.
5.     Signs, posters, billboards.
6.     Issues that concern you.
7.     Observations.
8.     Stories you've heard.
9.     Proverbs.
10.   Books and movies.

Topics for Public Speaking

Accelerated learning Accidents Adult training
Aids Alcoholics Anonymous Alternative Education
Alzheimer’s Disease Athletics in schools Answers
Athletics for students Attitude Audience
Automobiles Beauty Boards of Directors
Body clock Body language Book critique
Books Bulletin boards Burn Out
Camping Skills Censorship Chairman
Change management Children Christmas
Clothing Coaching Colors
Comics Communication styles Compliment
Composting Conscience Consultant
Conversation Cooking Cooperation
Courage Crafts Cravings
Creativity Credibility Crime & Law
Culture Cycling Dancing
Dating Decisions Difficult people
Discipline Diversity Dreams
Drugs Embarrassing moments Empathy
Empowerment Endangered Species Enthusiasm
Entrepreneurship Exercise Expectations
Eye Contact Facilitation Family
Family history Family tree Fashion
Fitness Folk arts Foreign aid
Freedom of speech Friends and enemies Friendship
Gambling Garage sales Garbage
Gardening Genealogy Goal setting
Goals Habits Handwriting
Health Health programs Helping others
Hibernation History Hockey
Horse racing Technological change Human Rights
Humor Ideal society Illiteracy
Imagination Immigration policies Inflation
Interviews Job search Jury duty
Language Law Leadership
Learning Problems Life cycle Listening
Literature Logic and emotions Managing stress
Marriage Media Mistakes happen
Money Motivation Music
Mutual trust Nature Negotiation
Nervousness Network Niche Marketing
Nutrition Organ donation Painting
Paperless society Pensions Personal efficiency
Personal growth Personality Pets/animals
Philosophy Photography Playoffs
Pollution Positive thinking Potential
Problem solving skills Procrastination Productivity
Professional Publicity Publishing
Quotes and famous sayings Recent advances in sciences Recognition
Recycling Romance School
Sculpture Secrets of power presentations Self Discovery
Self esteem Self image Self talk
Self-confidence Self-renewal Selling
Short stories Signs & symbols Smiling
Songs Spring fever Stars
Story telling Success Survival Skills
Team building Teamwork The secret of happiness
Theater/cinema/dance Time management Travel
Trivia Truth Vacations
Violence in our schools Violence on television Visuals
Volunteerism Wealth Wealth creation
Wild animals Wine tasting Workplace
Writing Yachts & boating Yoga
Zodiac Zoology


"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less."
Madam Curie

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt 

How to Manage Your Topics for Public Speaking List

 1.  Print the list.  

2.  Scan it quickly, checking off potential ideas. 

3.  Cross off the least interesting 15 public speaking ideas. 

4.  Find a focus for each of your five potential topics.

5.  Use a mind map like the hand drawn web you see on the right to find a speech perspective. Write your topic in the center. Then draw lines radiating from the center.

6.  For each of these lines, add a possible focus. Or instead of a mind map, make a list of potential focuses for each of these topics. Finding a focus will help you find your best topic for public speaking.

Find the top way to create a mind map.

"The doors of wisdom are never shut."
Benjamin Franklin

Check out these journal writing prompts for more public speaking ideas.


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Have a look at these quotes to inspire yourself.


“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” Shaquille O’Neal

“Truest success is but the development of self.” C. Atlas

“You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself.” Stephen R. Covey

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.” Ralph Marston

“Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.” Anonymous

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that you cn change your circumstances by changing your attitudes of mind.” William James

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” Robert Collier  

Quotations for Inspiration


“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” Shaquille O’Neal

“Truest success is but the development of self.” C. Atlas

“You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself.” Stephen R. Covey

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.” Ralph Marston

“Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.” Anonymous

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that you cn change your circumstances by changing your attitudes of mind.” William James

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” Robert Collier  

The fool waits for something wonderful to happen;
the wise man finds wonder in the everyday.

 

Believe in yourself by delivering speeches. The more you speak, the more successful you will be. Use these public speaking ideas for a more enriched life. Above all have fun!!!


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