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    Persuasive Topics

    1. Save paper towels, save the forests. (Shake hands before using the paper, fold the paper towel and dry.)
    2. Grades don’t matter.
    3. The work week should be shorter.
    4. It is not wrong to steal bread to feed your family.
    5. Schools should ban Harry Potter for promoting witchcraft.
    6. How playing games raised your IQ.
    7. Banks have to ban hats and sunglasses to avoid robberies.
    8. Make your friends pay every time, all the time.
    9. Guys gossip more than girls.
    10. Adult children living at home can be a pain.
    11. A majority of vegetarians don’t love animals.
    12. How to eat food you don’t like.
    13. Donate your locks.
    14. Why airplanes should be made from the material the black box is made of.




    1. Should more pets be adopted than bought from a breeder?
    2. Are pitbulls a vicious breed?
    3. Should a dog that has bitten somebody be executed?
    4. Should we tame wild animals like lions and sharks.
    5. Adopting pets is the best choice.
    6. How do puppy mills affect us?
    7. The benefits of having pets.
    8. Why cats make the perfect pet.
    9. Why all kids should have pets.
    10. Why snakes are good pets.
    11. Have your pet spayed or neutered.
    12. Why you should own a horse.
    13. Why should you own a dog?
    14. We need to protect dolphins better.
    15. Wild animals should stay wild.
    16. Why save endangered animals?
    17. People should be allowed to own exotic animals like tigers and monkeys.

    Easy and Simple

    1. People should not text while driving.
    2. Celebrities who break the law should receive stiffer penalties.
    3. Teachers should pass a basic exam every few years to renew their certification.
    4. Cities should offer free bike-sharing programs.
    5. People should eat less junk food.
    6. We should do more to end poverty and world hunger.
    7. We should value the elders in our society and learn from their wisdom.
    8. Money can’t buy love or happiness.
    9. Children should be offered incentives for doing right, rather than punishment for wrongdoing.
    10. More recycling should be encouraged.
    11. Alternative power is the answer to our energy crisis.


    1. Should free college tuition should be offered to poor children?
    2. Do you believe that students who are responsible for cyberbullying should be expelled from school?
    3. Would it be better if high school students completed community service hours to graduate?
    4. Do you think elementary and high school students should be allowed to use cell phones at school?
    5. A psychological screening should be taken before you are admitted to college.
    6. If you play a sport should you be required to take gym class?
    7. Should classes be based on periods of time or individual work?
    8. Should students be able to go to the bathroom without asking?


    1. Should there be stricter laws for protecting endangered species?
    2. Should only native plants be grown in gardens?
    3. More people should carpool or use public transportation.
    4. Should the U.S. limit the use of natural resources?
    5. How pollution is negatively affecting humanity.
    6. We should use algae to make oil instead of drilling.
    7. Why hydraulic fracturing should be banned.
    8. Why we shouldn’t use disposable diapers.
    9. Hybrid cars are good for the environment.
    10. We should keep our community clean.
    11. The danger of ocean oil spills.
    12. Recycling should be mandatory.
    13. Why oil needs to be conserved.
    14. Why we should use reusable bags.
    15. Why palm oil should be banned.
    16. Ban mining in environmentally sensitive areas.
    17. Disposable diapers are hazardous to the environment.
    18. Environment is more important than genetics in determining how a person will turn out.
    19. The danger of oil drilling in Alaska.
    20. Fishing regulations are necessary to preserve the environment.
    21. Endangered species need protection.
    22. We need to invest more in alternative fuels.
    23. Endangered oceans deserve protection.
    24. We should strive for a paperless society.
    25. Conserve our global resources.
    26. Rain forests need to be protected.


    1. Should children 13 or younger be allowed to watch music videos or music channels like MTV?
    2. Should teenagers be allowed to purchase violent video games?
    3. Is it appropriate for children to watch horror movies?
    4. Those under 16 should not be allowed to date.
    5. Parental pressure on child actors and athletes is harmful.
    6. Why parents should not hit their children.
    7. Fairy tales are good for young children.
    8. Why kids should not play R rated games.
    9. Children should go to daycare.
    10. The importance of listening to your parents.
    11. Internet chat rooms are dangerous places for kids.
    12. Child abuse prevention efforts should be increased.
    13. Domestic abuse awareness should be increased.

    Food and Drink

    1. Every child should learn to cook.
    2. Cooking should be taught in schools.
    3. Should we donate unused food from supermarkets?
    4. We should all grow our own vegetables.
    5. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
    6. Why peanuts are amazing.
    7. Drink more orange juice.
    8. Why people should cook.
    9. Farmers’ markets should be increased.
    10. Eating organic is good for your health.

    Free Funny Speech Ideas:  

    1. Why funny pick-up lines work.
    2. Guys gossip more than girls do.
    3. You should not be Facebook friends with your mom.
    4. Shoes that don’t fit right are hazardous to your health.
    5. Some phrases you use to be funny but actually turn out to be boring.


    1. The government should provide shelter for the homeless.
    2. Whose face should be printed on the newest bank note?
    3. Do you believe Puerto Rico should become a state?
    4. Our nation’s justice system needs to be improved.
    5. Should the government have a say in our diets?


    1. People need to drink more water.
    2. Everyone should be taught CPR.
    3. The importance of making healthy food cheaper.
    4. Is gluten really bad for us?
    5. The dangerous effects of drugs.
    6. Should doctors be paid less?
    7. Why you should not wear high heels.
    8. The cost of prescription drugs is too high.
    9. Smoking is bad for your health.
    10. Why you should take care of your teeth.
    11. Increase funding for medical research.
    12. Make more healthy choices.
    13. Why you should laugh every day.
    14. Wearing bike helmets should be encouraged.
    15. Cherish your friends.
    16. Eat more dark chocolate.
    17. Seat belt laws help save lives.
    18. Fire safety awareness should be increased.
    19. Organ donation should be encouraged.
    20. Your body may actually speak louder than your words.

    High School

    1. Girls should be allowed to play on the boys’ sports teams.
    2. High school students should be required to do community service.
    3. Extracurricular activities are important for your future.
    4. Peer pressure helps students grow as individuals.
    5. Students should have healthy food options.
    6. Students should be paid for getting good grades.
    7. Schools should not raise money by selling unhealthy candy and soft drinks to students.
    8. Students who commit cyberbullying should be suspended or expelled from school.
    9. Boys and girls should be taught in separate classrooms.
    10. Home schooling produces better results than public schools.


    1. Did the U.S. Army provide their soldiers drugs during the Vietnam war?
    2. African- American achievements should be celebrated.
    3. Why Lincoln was the best President.


    1. Should it be illegal to drive while talking on the phone?
    2. Should illegal music and movie downloads be prosecuted?
    3. Do you believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to apply for a driver’s license?
    4. Should motorcyclists have to wear a helmet?
    5. People over 65 should be required to take a bi-annual driver’s test.
    6. Should the driving age be raised to 21?
    7. Should it be legal for people to own exotic pets such as tigers or chimps?
    8. Do you believe that not wearing a seatbelt should be illegal?
    9. Should minors who commit serious crimes be charged as adults?
    10. Should people who play music too loud face fines?
    11. Bullying should be taken seriously and be illegal.
    12. Should people who fail to recycle be obliged to pay a fine?
    13. Why U.S. should have mandatory military service.
    14. Should a hunting license be necessary?
    15. Drinking and driving needs tougher laws.


    1. Why reading is more beneficial than watching television.
    2. Why people need to read more books.


    1. Why it’s wrong for the media to promote a certain beauty standard.
    2. Is the media responsible for the moral degradation of teens?
    3. Do magazines marketed to teenagers send the wrong message?
    4. Why Disney should not be making Star Wars movies.
    5. Should certain T.V. shows have age restrictions?
    6. Television is harmful to children.
    7. Some TV shows are educational.
    8. Make TV more educational.
    9. We need more funding for public television and radio.


    1. How listening to music could improve your day.
    2. Why music is beneficial to society.


    1. MP3 music should be free.


    1. Why you should vote.