Argumentative Speech

by Anonymous

Argumentative Speech, photo by Marcello99

Q. What is the best topic for an argumentative speech?

A. Well, don't we all wish that there was an easy answer to that question! I think we'd usually say 'controversial speech' instead of 'argumentative speech,' but I suppose that people could have different definitions. A couple of things will help you know what the best topic will be for you:

  1. Do you care about it? If you don't care about a topic, it's hard to give a good speech on it. So pick something that you care about.
  2. Does your audience care about it? If your audience cares about your topic also, then you will have a much easier task than if you have to convince them that they should care about what you are talking about.
  3. Do you have the potential to make a difference for good? Some people pick controversial topics just to be argumentative, not actually looking to make a difference in the minds of the audience members. Be certain that you pick something that you can help people make up their minds about - even assigned speech es can make a major difference in the attitudes, viewpoints, and actions of audience members.

Happy speaking!

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