50 Easy Persuasive Speech Topics

There are times when you are asked to deliver a persuasive speech within a short period of time. In such instances, you don’t want to go with topics that require a lot of research and preparation. At the same time, a persuasive speech has to make an impact on the audience and prompt them to take action.

These easy persuasive speech topics can be prepared and delivered in a short span of time. Pick a topic and wow your audience by taking your stand – for or against.

A List of 50 Easy Persuasive Speech Topics

  1. Single-sex public schools better than co-ed schools?
  2. New drivers test for every automobile driver every three years.
  3. The three-day weekend by law.
  4. All health professionals tested for HIV infections and AIDS annually.
  5. All owners of firearms should register their weapons with the police.
  6. Death penalty should not be imposed on juveniles.
  7. Death penalty for drug dealers distributing large quantities of drugs.
  8. Use the military to curb drug smuggling in the U.S.
  9. All American citizens should complete a year of community service.
  10. Textbooks should be replaced by Notebook computers?
  11. Teenage girls should not be given birth control pills without their parents’ permission.
  12. The need for free public Wi-Fi.
  13. Teachers should pass a basic skills test every few years to renew their certification.
  14. Tougher federal restriction for Internet content.
  15. Students committing cyber bullying should be expelled from school.
  16. Does the paparazzi help or hinder the purpose of free press.
  17. The problem of hazing on university campuses.
  18. Are humans responsible for beating and bullying Pit Bulls into becoming monsters.
  19. Is the best way to fight obesity is to make the grades in gym affect the student’s grade point averages?
  20. Music with curse words at school dances.
  21. Students listening to MP3 players with headphones at school.
  22. Keeping exotic animals like tigers and giraffes as pets.
  23. A bike sharing program in the city.
  24. Stricter penalties for celebrities breaking the law.
  25. Usage of booster seats in cars by children.
  26. Cursing on day-time television.
  27. Legalize abortions in cases of rape and incest.
  28. A 9 PM curfew on everyone under the age of 17.
  29. Execute dogs that have bitten more than one.
  30. Stricter pollution regulations on automobiles.
  31. Control on how many children people can have.
  32. Less aid to low-income people.
  33. Ban slaughter houses for horses.
  34. Red-light cameras at every signal.
  35. Capital punishment is morally and legally wrong.
  36. America should act now to protect the quality of drinking water.
  37. Urgent action to deal with environmental problems from disposable batteries.
  38. Colleges and universities should works better towards controlling campus crime.
  39. Enrolling in a self-defense course to protect ourselves.
  40. Using lie detector tests for jobs is a violation of privacy.
  41. Why every second person needs a dentist.
  42. A universal health-care program in the country.
  43. Punishment for downloading music and movies illegally.
  44. Companies advertising in schools.
  45. Learning about all world religions in schools.
  46. A two-child max rule for families to control population growth.
  47. Usage of a hands-free device while driving.
  48. People on welfare to have drug testing.
  49. The President should be limited to a six-year term.
  50. Acupuncture is a valid medical technique.

These topics may be easy but the mental give and take between the speaker and the audience has to be maintained, and this depends on how your speech is prepared and presented.

14 Responses to “50 Easy Persuasive Speech Topics”

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  1. Jillian Jordan says:

    #11 really bothers me.

    • Grant C says:

      Each of these topics has two sides. They should be stated as “Whether” questions, but they are just statements to think about. No need to get butthurt.

  2. maoko nickel says:

    wow nice topics keep it up for us students cause we need those topics

  3. cyrus says:

    i usually never post comments to sites such as these but I would like to point out that most of your topics listed above have a very large amount of stigma around them. In fact 11# is quite controversial, along with that a handful of these topics have the likely possibility of causing the boomerang effect. Persuasive topics for a fast and simple speech without too much research, of which most of these topics are not, have to be neutral so you can guide people to a center principle without strongly intersecting opinions

    • Red says:

      Yah. …that’s kinda the point of these topics. Most people have an opinion one way or the other. Thus the need to persuade them your side is right. Neutral topics don’t require much persuasion.

  4. ernest says:

    Wow this was vey helpfull 2 me thanx it actually same me time

  5. Tyler Kem says:

    I thought that it was the best way for looking for speech topics. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. keke says:

    all topic are a good topic to talk about it

  7. Deboyjerry Tairu says:

    Wow! This what have been looking for. I believe it will heLP not only me but alot of people across the country


  8. Student says:

    this website is very helpful i just was assigned a persuasive topic paper and this gave me three topics already just quickly scrolling through

  9. Jules says:

    I was considering the pitbull ban. This reaffirmed my choice for the topic. Thank you! And to all of you who dislike #11 do a speah on why it should be allowed. Don’t you see that it enraged you to use the opposite side of the argument?

  10. Erin says:

    These aren’t public speaking topics so much as debating topics.

  11. Leslie says:

    this was very helpful thx :)my teacher told me I had to write a speech and I was freaking out and thinking how boring it will be but then I found cool topics thanks to this site

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