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Guide for Persuative Speech

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TYPICAL SAMPLE PERSUASIVE SPEECH TOPICS

1.abortion21. drunk driving
2.adoption of children22. hunger in America
3.cruelty to animals23. inflation
4.air pollution24. invasion of privacy
5.air safety25. juvenile felonies
6.death penalty26. legalization of drinking at 18
7.Alaskan pipeline27. prostitution
8.amnesty28. energy crisis
9.animal shelters29. euthanasia
10.apartheid30. reverse discrimination
11.death with dignity31. sex education
12.auto theft32. taxes
13.capital punishment33. gun control
14.care for elderly34. nuclear waste
15.child abuse35. ocean pollution
16.cloning36. oil drilling
17.corruption in public office37. organ transplants
18.cosmetic surgery38. unemployment
19.defense budget39. recycling
20.disarmament40. pornography

EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE PERSUASIVE SPEECH TOPICS

1. I deserve an A on this speech
2. Pete Rose is a Hall of Famer
3. Hooters is a family restaurant
4. David Archuleta should have won American Idol
5. Drink Milk
6. Maxie and Spinelli (General Hospital) belong together 7. Bring Back Crispy M&M’s
8. Change RCC’s priority registration

Please come up with a creative topic so I can add it to this list in the future!!!

A SPEECH TO PERSUADE
(assignment)

Speeches to persuade seek to influence the beliefs and actions of listeners and therefore supply arguments and motivations for thinking or doing as the speaker suggests. You want to strongly support your arguments (main points or issues) with up-dated and relevant facts. Utilize as many types of supporting materials, specific instances, statistics, illustrations, comparisons, etc. to create a strong case. Present a clear picture of the problem and solution for your audience.

1.Choose a topic that is a problem that you can both persuade and propose a...