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Persuasive Speech Topic Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by 96 Stang, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. 96 Stang

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    I have to give my final speech of the semester next week, it is a persuasive speech.

    Any suggestions on topics?

    Such topics people mentioned have been:
    Why you should wash your hands
    Why texting while driving should be illegal


    It can be a common sense one like the washing your hands topic. It is obvious that you should wash your hands, there won't be anyone that will say "I DONT THINK WE SHOULD WASH THEM!" but the speech is reinforcing a point with more detailed facts. I have to make this 7-10 minutes which isn't a problem, I just need some suggestions as to topics.
     
  2. Travis

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    Why women should stay at home and not be allowed to vote, hold public office, or have any legal rights unless granted to them by their parents or their husband.
     
  3. 96 Stang

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  4. Sanchez

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    Going off of what Travis said, you should go and do a speech about a woman's place in society.

    Such points you can bring up are why there are such cute animals printed on oven mitts, why when there's a commercial about a cleaning agent it normally shows a woman, and when someone has to cook dinner, its a woman doing it.

    You could make the argument that no matter how hard they try, women will always belong in the kitchen. You could also take the high road and say its wrong but if youre anything like me you'll have a hard time keeping a straight face when you so it.
     
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    :lol:

    I would actually be able to keep a pretty serious face about it until I had to give the silent pauses.

    In the speech we are supposed to use a "pause technique" where we stop for a few seconds to let a thought settle in the listeners minds. At that point if I said something extremely ridiculous I am sure I would bring about a smirk.

    Still though, as much as I would love to be a womanizer in a speech there is no way in hell I can really use that topic. Even though it would be extremely hilarious attempting to persuade a woman that she belongs in the kitchen and only the kitchen :lol:
     
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    yeah bitches be needin gettin back to da kitchen
     
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    Way to have an independent though.
     
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    Why people over the age of 65 shouldn't be allowed to drive.
     
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    Legalization of Marijuana
    Why America should take over Canada
    Why drilling offshore is a bad idea
    Why people should learn to live with less (ie dont need to live in a 2,000sq ft house if you live alone)
     
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    Stem cell research

    or

    Drilling for oil in Alaska

    I've done persuasive speeches on both and gotten A's.
     
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    Why waffles are a superior to pancakes in concerns to nutrition, construction and awesomeness/badassery
     
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    I did this topic and it worked out well!

    If you need the stats I think I still have them :)
     
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    **** cookie cutter persuasive speeches. Everyone has heard about legalizing weed/abortion/womens rights/environment etc etc etc a million times. Id zone out, as soon as the speaker mentioned "off shore drilling".

    Take something you are interested in tell everyone else why they should be interested in it too. Dont think that its weird or boring or something no one else would be interested in. Those are usually the most interesting.

    Someone in my class gave a speech about biking (road bikes) and a few months later I have purchased a road bike and ride 3-4 times a week, I never would have considered it before his speech. I gave my speech on why tap water is a better alternative to bottled water. Sounds boring as **** but I put a lot of effort into it, found a cool 15 second video (youtube: 21st century waterfall) and got the audience involved. I ended up surprising a lot of people and the professor noted on my paper that my speech was by far the most praised in the critique papers we wrote afterwords.
     
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    I did a 17 minute persuasive speech on how we landed on the moon... as a couple people in our class believed it was faked.
     
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    Ya I havn't taken any of these suggestions seriously quite yet because I don't want a generic speech. I am a pretty good at presenting speeches with a lot of energy and adding humor and what not into them. I am sure no matter what I choose I can make a strong speech out of it but I want a topic that is really out of the ordinary. Something people wouldn't have heard before
     
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    You better damn well take the FACT that waffles are superior to pancakes seriously.