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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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