Impromptu Speech Topics

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My biggest concern for the future is…
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Real wealth is never measured in money or possessions.
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Conservation is survival.
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Real love is not the stuff of pop songs.
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If I were an animal I’d be a…
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Plants have feelings too.
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Junk food’s popularity relies on marketing.
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To err is human. To forgive is divine. Discuss.
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The world is a smaller place these days.
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The more we communicate, the less we really say.
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When I grow up…
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To be grown up is a state of mind.
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Goals are good for you.
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The most important lesson of my life so far…
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Intelligence is not enough.
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If I ruled the world…
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Color affects the way people feel.
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Ill health begins in the mind.
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Team sports build strong individuals.
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Laughter is the best medicine
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Fools and their money are easily parted.
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Discipline is not a dirty word.
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Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
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Children learn what they live with.
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Poverty is a state of mind.
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What characteristics make an ideal hero and why?
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What and who is an average person?
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Being young is over-rated.
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In what situation is lying a good idea?
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Does money make the world go round?
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What human quality do we need more of and why?
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Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?
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How we look is unimportant. It’s who we are on the inside that counts.
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Fashion victims I have known.
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Pets are for people who don’t have children.
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Summer is the best and worst of times. Why?
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The media controls how and what we think.
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Advertising targeting children is immoral.
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Talking to someone and talking with someone are two different activities.
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Real learning doesn’t occur in a classroom.
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What would you rather be – wise or intelligent?
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True wisdom comes from experience.
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A sense of humor is essential.
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Uniforms stifle individuality.
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What is normal is decided by the society we live in.
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Manners matter.
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Children should not watch television.
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Art is essential to life.
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Cities are for people not cars.
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Peace is possible.
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How can elementary schools better prepare students for high school?
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It’s not what you know, but who you know that is most important in having a successful career.
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The legal drinking age should be lowered to 18. Discuss.
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What makes a good parent?
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College should also take into account work experience, as well as GPA and test scores, when looking at students for admissions.
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What is the perfect pet?
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How old should you be to get married?
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What is the most important thing you have read?
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People should have multiple careers over the span of their working life.
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Meeting people and dating is easier today than it was 20 years ago. Discuss the validity of this statement.
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What is the perfect job?
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What is success?
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High schools should start later in day and end later in the day.
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High schools should start earlier in the summer, and get out earlier in the spring.

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