How to select a speech topic

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  • How to Choose a Topic for a

    Speech

    TM Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS, ALS

  • TM Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS, ALS

    I have so many topics at hand

    and so much content to talk

    about. How do I pick the right

    speech topic?

  • 1.The occasion and the purpose

    Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS

    Consider the Occasion

    Fun event

    Celebration

    Professional

    Your purpose

    Inform

    Persuade

    Entertain

    Inspire

  • Knowledge of the audience about the topic

    Education level of the audience

    Needs and interest of the audience

    Audience demographics

    Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS

    2.Your Audience

  • 3.Your Interests

    Your personal experiences

    Pick a topic that you are passionate with

    Your knowledge on the subject

    Choose something timely

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  • Knowing what to Avoid

    TM Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS, ALS

    Controversial

    Politics

    Religious

    Sex

    Complex topics that include jargons

  • Summary

    TM Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS, ALS

    Purpose

    AudienceInterests

    1

    2 3

    4

    Zone 3

    Content rich but

    passion free speeches

    Zone 1

    The best combination

    Zone 2

    Great speech topic

    for a different

    audience

    Zone 4

    Fascinating

    speech topic

    you know

    nothing about

  • How to select a topic?

    TM Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS, ALS

    Note down the speech topics that comes to your minds

    Use the method of elimination

    Does this topic suits the purpose of the speech and the

    occasion?

    Does this topic suits the audience ?

    I am interested about this topic ?

    Filter and select the best topic

  • Good Luck!

    Mahesh Amarasiri, ACS