General Speech Topics

Some very general speech topics that might be used as a idea for your speech topic are listed below. Also some topics are more appropriate for an informative speech while others are more appropriate for a persuasive speech. Be sure that the topic you choose will fit the assignment. Each of these is only a starting point for your speech.

General Speech Topics

List of General Speech Topics

  1. Abortion
  2. AIDS education/awareness
  3. Air bags
  4. Air pollution
  5. Alcohol
  6. Alcoholism
  7. Anorexia
  8. Bulimia
  9. Campus reorganization
  10. Campus safety
  11. Capital punishment
  12. Censorship
  13. Child abuse
  14. Cigarettes/smoking
  15. Cocaine
  16. Computer crimes
  17. Computer literacy
  18. Creationism in the classroom
  19. Date rape
  20. Declining test scores
  21. Dieting
  22. Drinking age
  23. Drug testing for employment
  24. Drug laws
  25. Drunk driving
  26. Electoral college
  27. Euthanasia
  28. Exercise
  29. Fad diet
  30. Gay rights
  31. Gender discrimination
  32. Graduation requirements (changes in)
  33. Gun control
  34. Handicap discrimination
  35. Hazardous waste disposal
  36. Health/fitness
  37. Heroin
  38. Illegal aliens
  39. Images (body images/focus of Health/beauty)
  40. Keg laws
  41. Legalize prostitution
  42. Legalized gambling
  43. Liberal arts education
  44. Marijuana
  45. Medical malpractice
  46. Ntional health care
  47. Organ transplants/donation
  48. Political action committees
  49. Polygraphs
  50. President Bill Clinton
  51. Racial discrimination
  52. Record labeling
  53. Recycling
  54. Responsible drinking/behaviors
  55. Save the whales
  56. Save the seals
  57. School violence
  58. Seat belts
  59. Self-defense
  60. Sexual harassment
  61. Sexual-orientation discrimination
  62. Speed limits
  63. Sports
  64. Stress management
  65. Surrogate motherhood
  66. Teacher education
  67. Teen pregnancy
  68. The American economy
  69. Time management
  70. Videotaped trials
  71. World hunger