Informational speech topics

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Informational speech topics ideas are everywhere - so many of them it can be overwhelming.

So how do you choose a good one?

Your best guide is to select a topic that interests you and you know will interest your audience.

Once you've got it find an aspect or angle that's appealing, add research, your personal experience, and use visual aids or props to illustrate.

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The informational speech topics below are taken from A to E of Wikipedia's main topic classifications.

There are literally hundreds to choose from and they are very broad. Browse and select a few appealing possibilities for further investigation. You'll want to narrow them down - to find a sub-topic, or even a sub-sub-topic, that's meaningful, and manageable within your speech time constraints.

For example the first topic under the heading Agriculture is organic farming.

Sub-topics arising from that could easily spark an interesting speech, or they could be further refined to a single aspect (a sub-sub-topic). For instance here are some sub-topic possibilities:

  • crop rotation
  • companion planting
  • pest management
  • weed control
  • composting
  • animal welfare
  • organic certificiation
  • health benefits of organic farming
  • the spread of organic farming
  • permaculture ...

And if we narrow down the sub-topic companion planting we get a collection of sub-sub-topics. For instance:

  • pest control with companion planting
  • history of companion planting
  • commonly used companion plants

For even more speech topic ideas check out F to T at the link above.


The basics of an informative speech

The key to an informative or informational speech lies in its title.

The word 'informative' means to inform, instruct or enlighten. Inform in this sense does not include giving your opinion. An informative speech is a balanced factual presentation of the topic uncolored by your personal emotional response or judgement.

For example, if the topic is 'Raising the Drinking Age', what I think about it, good, bad or indifferent, is irrelevant. The addition of personal bias to an informational speech topic changes it to a persuasive one.



Informational speech topics: Agriculture 

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Organic farming, animal husbandry, bee keeping, dairy farming, cropping, agricultural chemicals, agricultural environmental issues, history of agriculture, urban agriculture, corporate farming, sustainable agriculture, factory farming, mono-cropping, astrological farming, farm machinery, life-style farming, ranching, hydroponics, orcharding, share-cropping ...



Informational speech topicsApplied Sciences

Aeronautics: air traffic safety, history of aviation, gliders, ballooning, kites, rockets, aircraft design, weather and flight, military aircraft, famous aviators...

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Archaeology: ancient Roman city planning, Egyptology, ancient civilizations (Etruscans, Babylonia, Mayan, Incan, Vedic), archaeology of death, treasure, treasure hunting, systems of preservation, famous finds...

Architecture: history of architecture, sustainable architecture, landscape architecture, environmental design, famous architects, building materials, building practice, religious architecture, corporate architecture, building restoration, housing styles...

Computer Science: artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer security, software development, operating systems, history of computing...

Engineering: history of engineering, cloud engineering, industrial engineering, engineering psychology, famous engineers...

Ergonomics: development of user-friendly chairs, keyboards, desks...

Food Science: food engineering, food processing, food coloring, food allergy, baking,food labeling regulations,food fashion, fast food, history of fast food, cultural foods, celebratory foods, food preservation...

Forensics: history of forensic science, forensic science in popular culture (TV, film and literature)...

Health Sciences: altitude training, dentistry, audiology, global infectious diseases, genetic inheritances, nutrition, medicine, medical research, history of medicine, veterinary medicine...

Horology (the science of time keeping): history of time keeping, development of clocks, types of clocks, famous clocks...

Industrial design: design development, famous products (Apple), packaging, branding, emotional design, form v function, famous designers, computer-aided design...

Applied linguistics: dyslexia research,teaching reading, language acquisition, language and meaning, second languages...

Maintenance: automobile maintenance, bridge disasters, engineering failures, software maintenance, survival analysis...

Management: change management, emergency management, hospitality management, performance management, project management, risk management, time management, waste management...

Measurement: history of measurement, systems of measurement, instruments for measurement...

Military science: command and control, military intelligence, command hierarchy, military history, military education and training, military logistics, military strategy...

Pharmaceutical sciences: pharmacology, drug discovery, Food and Drug Administration, medicinal herbs and fungi, bio-pharmaceuticals...

Applied psychology:consumer behavior, behavioral economics, cognitive therapy, community psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, health psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, job performance, legal psychology...

Sports science: sports medicine, physical education, influence of sporting heroes...

Technology: technical communication, history of technology, technology evangelism, medical technology, mobile technology, technology in society, technology development...

Informational speech topics from the classification Arts

Arts: performing arts, acting, actors, buskers, circuses, comedians, dance, drama, performing arts education, magic (illusion), musical theater, opera, storytelling, tragedy...

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Crafts: Arts and Crafts Movement, basket weaving, bead work, calligraphy, drawing, glass art, hat making, illustration, leather-working, metalworking, origami, paper-making, photography, pottery...

Literature: inspirational literature, literary hoaxes, history of literature, literature by women, oral literature, outsider literature, religious literature...

Arts occupations: animator, arts administration, comic book creator, computer games artist, creative director, fashion design, floral design, food stylist, set dresser, window dresser...

Visual Arts: art history, art genres, art conservation , art crime, art materials, art museums, artists, famous artists, famous art works, art hoax, high art, feminist art, art styles, art periods, art themes...

Informational speech topics from the classification Belief

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Belief: philosophy, doctrine, spirituality, scientific fallacy, creeds, faith, cultural difference, history of philosophy, belief change...

Speech topics from the classification Business

Business: business belief, business administration, entrepreneurship, business ethics, business law, business failure, family businesses, small business, business models, business organizations, globalization, finance, promotion and marketing communications, business qualifications, mergers and acquisitions...

Topics from the classification Culture

Culture: anarchist culture, ethnic cultures, drinking culture, food culture, multiculturalism, cultural mythology, popular culture, religious culture, highbrow culture, subcultures, rites of passage, cultural trends...

Topics from the classification Education

Education: educational issues, philosophy of education, history of education, religion and education, gender and education, teaching...

Topics from the classification Environment

Environment: environmental issues, environmental terrorism, environmental restoration, environmental management...



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