This page has 538 persuasive speech topic ideas for college students. Use this list as a last resort: you are much more likely to be successful when you choose a topic that genuinely interests you , rather than merely picking one from a list. Talking about something you know well makes it much easier and fun!
Our list is huge! It is by far the best list you will find online – both in terms of quantity and quality. We add and remove ideas weekly to keep it up-to-date. Some topics are “timeless classics” of persuasive speech and have been presented by millions of students (abortion, gun control, smoking, same sex marriage). Others are new, unique, and original.