150 Good Persuasive Speech Topics

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Whether you are a student in need of a good persuasive speech topic, or a teacher looking to assign a persuasive speech, this list of 150 persuasive speech topics is a great resource. I taxed my brain to create this huge list of persuasive speech topics relevant to today’s society, but I believe it was worth the effort. Additionally, any of these topics could be applied to a persuasive essay project as well.

Persuasive Speech Topics:
  1. Academic dishonesty.
  2. Ads should be tested for sexist messages before being aired.
  3. Advertising standards.
  4. All farmers should/should not go organic
  5. Animals should/should not be used in medical research.
  6. Artificial hormones in food.
  7. Assisted suicide should/should not be legalized
  8. Athletes should stay loyal to teams.
  9. Atlantis did exist: the ultimate proof.
  10. Bachelor/bachelorette parties.
  11. Be true to yourself.
  12. Becoming foster parents.
  13. Benefits of breast reduction surgery.
  14. Best movie ever.
  15. Birth controls should be free and easily available.
  16. Breast feeding.
  17. Buy security alarms.
  18. Buying products that are made in the U.S.
  19. Cable TV monopolies.
  20. Capital punishment be abolished.
  21. Cartoon violence should not be censored.
  22. Censorship on the radio.
  23. Cherish your friends.
  24. Children and violent toys.
  25. Cigar smoking in public.
  26. Cockroaches should be eliminated.
  27. Community service should be required for teens.
  28. Competitive sports can teach us about life.
  29. Different political systems.
  30. Do magazines marketed for teenagers send the wrong message?
  31. Do you believe fast food should come with a warning label?
  32. Do you believe larger passengers should be obliged to purchase two plane tickets, or two movie tickets?
  33. Do you believe that cities should provide free wireless Internet?
  34. Do you believe underaged people should be allowed to consume alcohol at home, with their parents’ permission?
  35. Do you think college athletes should receive a salary for playing?
  36. Do you think it would be better for students to be on the honor roll in order to play in games?
  37. Don’t take education for granted.
  38. Donating money to charity.
  39. Downloading/copying copyrighted materials.
  40. Drink more orange juice.
  41. Fame is bad for children.
  42. Fashion models must not be role models for girls.
  43. Fishing regulations.
  44. Foreign Language should not be mandatory..
  45. France boycott.
  46. Global warming.
  47. GMO products are not as hazardous as they are considered.
  48. Going extreme: most hilarious kinds of sports ever.
  49. Government funding of Amtrak.
  50. Greatest misconceptions in the world and what they led to.
  51. "Harry Potter" should be on the list of school literature.
  52. Healthcare crisis.
  53. Home schooling.
  54. How does Puppy Mills affect us?
  55. Impact of oil spills in oceans.
  56. Importance of sports.
  57. Improving time management.
  58. Influences of rock music on children.
  59. Intelligence depends on environmental factors, not genetic factors.
  60. Internet standards.
  61. Is Astrology real?
  62. Is it right for teachers and students to befriend on social networks such as Facebook?
  63. Is mandatory drug testing of all athletes on a secondary, collegiate, and professional level necessary?
  64. Is NASCAR a sport?
  65. It's important to grow things in a garden.
  66. Journal writing is therapeutic.
  67. Juvenile offenders should/should not go to boot camps.
  68. Juveniles getting adult jail sentences.
  69. Keep public bathrooms clean.
  70. Lap top versus tablet: one is better.
  71. Legalization of prostitution has more positive effects than negative.
  72. Live life to it’s fullest.
  73. Living off campus vs living on campus.
  74. Lyrics in a song can impact our lives.
  75. Making handguns illegal.
  76. Martin Luther King Day.
  77. Media agenda-setting.
  78. Medical research funding.
  79. Men should wear pink.
  80. Military recruiting.
  81. Minimum wage for teenagers should be changed.
  82. Minority scholarships.
  83. Mothers should ideally stay at home.
  84. Music & Arts education should be provided in all public schools.
  85. Music should not be split into "Lower" and "Refined" genres.
  86. Musical censorship.
  87. National Endowment for the Arts.
  88. Once bad in math, a person will always be bad at math..
  89. Parents should cook tastier option instead of making children eat the healthy foods they don't want.
  90. Pledge of Allegiance.
  91. Police corruption.
  92. Political correctness.
  93. Prison alternatives.
  94. Public television/radio.
  95. Racial profiling: Is it necessary?
  96. Reality shows are exploiting people.
  97. Reincarnation is a fact.
  98. Religion and science can go hand in hand.
  99. Respect, love, and appreciate your parents.
  100. School uniforms take away people's identity.
  101. Schools should shift from a nine month school year to year-round schooling..
  102. Sharing the road with bikes.
  103. Shop at small stores.
  104. Should children have to use booster seats in cars?
  105. Should every day begin with a silent prayer at school?
  106. Should it be legal for teachers to bring their cell phones to class?
  107. Should pro athletes make less?
  108. Should students attend state college without having to pay tuition fees?
  109. State colleges are better than private colleges.
  110. Stay at home moms.
  111. Stereotype images of teachers and students: there must be a grain of truth in them.
  112. Stomach stapling.
  113. Take a year off from school.
  114. "The Simpsons" should be viewed as a political and social satire.
  115. Teachers, too, should keep their mobiles in silent during class.
  116. Ten reasons why people should play pc games.
  117. Tenure for professors.
  118. Textbook prices.
  119. That males around the ages of 16 to 25 should self-examine regularly for testicular cancer.
  120. The "insanity defense".
  121. The difficulties and problems of being a millionaire: poor fortunate souls.
  122. The importance of higher education.
  123. The McLawsuit: Is the Fast-Food Industry Legally Accountable for Obesity?
  124. The most efficient ways to escape from reality: reading, role-playing, chatting online.
  125. The power of the human brain: telepathy, levitation, doing math.
  126. The three colours used for traffic lights should be changed
  127. The unbelievable history of the world’s greatest corporations.
  128. These qualities make a hero.
  129. Traveling and studying abroad is positive.
  130. Unusual ways of making business: a fun way to succeed.
  131. Using public transportation.
  132. Video game addiction.
  133. Violent video games are dangerous/harmless.
  134. Watch out for animals when driving.
  135. Watch the news.
  136. Watching less TV.
  137. Water conservation.
  138. We should reform our prisons.
  139. Wearing bike helmets.
  140. Why Disney should not be making Star Wars movies.
  141. Why kids should do volunteer work.
  142. Why we should get proper sleep.
  143. Why you should/should not buy an iPhone.
  144. Women should propose marriage.
  145. Women’s pay rates.
  146. Workplace yoga: do not let the routine bring you down.
  147. Would it be better if schools with low scored on standardized tests were closed?
  148. Would it be better if the voting age was lowered to thirteen?
  149. You can go to your college of choice.
  150. You should spend time with grandparents.