Informative Speech Topic Ideas

Informative speeches are those where the speaker aims to enlighten the audience about a topic. Unlike in persuasive speaking, here the goal is not to get the audience to share your perspective but to just expand their knowledge on a new topic or a new dimension of an existing one.

How to Write an Informative Speech?

Understand how much information you need to share

An informative speech seems like something that is easy to write given its only masses of information that one has to throw at their audience. Wrong.

Informative speeches are one of the toughest to write because there is an abundance of information out there and the speaker has to use his discretion to choose the information that he/she can use.

This judgment again like all other types of speeches is based on an analysis of the audience and the speaker’s own knowledge about the topic.

Thus, for an informative speech, one must ensure that they pick a topic they have adequate knowledge on or are passionate about to read up on.

Structure your speech

While writing, remember to not just randomly throw heavy chunks of information to the audience. Ensure that there is a certain flow (from the basic facts to advanced knowledge in the topic) and that you don’t make it too technical unless you are dealing with academics.

Add humour

If your speech is about a heavy subject you might want to make sure you use humour and other such attention-grabbers to ensure that you don’t lose your audience.

Leave places for fillers 

Since an informative speech can get a little heavy, to ensure that your audience is not distracted, add some fillers in between. This could be a joke or a small activity that will involve your audience or a live demonstration.

Ensure that you have a filler before you are to share the most important information since the filler will aid in getting back the audience’s attention.

How to Select a Topic?

The easiest way to select a topic is to ask your audience what they would like some information on! But then, this is not possible every time.

To select a topic for an informative speech, strive to understand and analyze the kind of topics that your audience would like and what would you like to research and speak upon.

Strive to then strike a middle ground, select your topic and give it your best!!

Informative Speech Topic Ideas

Animals

  1. Are Dolphins and Porpoises the same?
  2. Characteristics of Cavachon Puppy and why they make a good family dog.
  3. What does it mean when a dog wags its tail?
  4. What makes German Shepherds hard to handle?
  5. How does having a pet reduce anxiety and improve mental health?
  6. Psychological benefits of having a Cat as a Pet
  7. Characteristics of a guinea pig and why should you get one?
  8. Is having a high maintenance pet too much of a hassle?
  9.  Impact on Training a Horse for Horse Racing
  10. How do Arctic Foxes Survive the Extreme Cold Weather Conditions?
  11.  Reasons why Cheetahs are on the Brink of Extinction
  12. How do parrots understand what humans talk?
  13. How to Protect Marine life from Ocean Pollution?
  14. Everything You Need to Know About Pugs before Getting them Home
  15. Upsides and Downsides of Getting a Hybrid Pet

Automotive Industry

  1. Electric Vehicles: The now and near future
  2. Energy-efficient engines: Way to sustainable growth
  3. Why are SUVs becoming more popular?
  4. The history of motorcars
  5. How to make your car run longer and better
  6. The evolution of motorcycles and bikes
  7. What happens to unsold new cars?
  8. How is the global automotive industry changing?
  9. Sports Cars: From Nash-Healey to Porsche 911
  10. Proper tire inflation: Must for tire maintenance
  11. How do self-driving cars work?
  12. Is the automotive industry becoming more user-friendly?
  13.  What are the disrupting trends in the automotive industry? 
  14. Are dirt bikes safe? 
  15. The drawbacks of purchasing a car

Business

  1. How NLP can help your organization
  2. Social Media presence for a better outreach
  3. The importance of color psychology in advertising
  4. The importance of psychology of typography in advertising
  5. The need for emotionally intelligent leaders
  6. Why more transparency leads to greater employee satisfaction
  7. Is WFH leading to greater productivity
  8. Art therapy for greater productivity
  9. Why mental health leave policy should be a thing
  10. How longer weekends and shorter work hours lead to better productivity
  11. Why paternity leave is the need of the hour
  12. The need for a counsellor in offices
  13. Why runover meetings decrease productivity
  14. The importance of finding the right investors
  15. How to hire right
  16. Why grades and colleges shouldn’t be on the hiring criteria
  17. Constructive criticism leads to better performance
  18. Good listeners make great leaders
  19. Why expressing gratitude is important

Communication

  1. Why is it important to have a crisis communication team at every firm?
  2. How zoom tools can help you break radio silence in work meetings?
  3. Why less is more while creating content for digital media?
  4. The inescapable role of public speaking in pitching for startups
  5. The Guide to Having ‘Productive’ Water Cooler Conversations
  6. How listening to songs can help you level up your communications game?
  7. 5 Reasons Why Internal Communications Is The Key to Sustaining A Good Brand Image
  8. Essential Email Etiquettes that Everyone Must Know
  9. How taking feedback in a positive light helps you in your career?
  10. How Storyboarding helps you pitch your ideas in a convincing manner? 
  11. How to balance the use of jargon in an informative speech?
  12. How to get the intended tone while communicating via text?
  13. 10 Ways to Practice Active Listening in your Daily Conversations
  14. How to learn a foreign language by watching TV Series?
  15. SWOT Analysis: The Key to Developing an Effective Business Communication Strategy 

Economy

  1. Are we on the cusp of another oil crisis? 
  2. India is on its way to become a global economic power.
  3. Impact of state religion on the economic growth of a country. 
  4. Impact of a growing economy on national crime rate.
  5. Increasing minimun wage: impact on small businesses. 
  6. Effect of Coronavirus and the downfall of small business on the economy
  7. Are Economic Sanctions effective? 
  8. Contribution of immigrants to developing country’s economy. 
  9. Would widespread veganism adversely affect the world economy? 
  10. Economic effects of cartels on developing countries. 
  11. Legacy of colonialism on the Indian Economy.
  12. China’s economic growth is a model for the world.
  13. Economic growth under Monarchy vs. Democracy
  14. Could the 1929 Stock Market Crash happen again? 
  15. Income redistribution and the economy.

Education

  1. How is the Indian education system different from the Western education system? 
  2. Importance of co-curricular activities in schools
  3. Pros and cons of online teaching
  4. Why should studying be made more practical oriented?
  5. Education: Path for a better future
  6. Advantages of higher education
  7. How can schools prepare kids for the real world?
  8. What affects the performance of kids in school?
  9. Significance of compulsory attendance
  10. Homeschooling: Benefits and drawbacks
  11. How is literacy different from education?
  12. What does the future of the education industry look like?
  13. How does Switzerland have the best education system?
  14. Inclusive education: Motto for all schools
  15. Why should counselors be made mandatory in schools? 

History

  1. Why is one of the world’s oldest living faiths on the verge of extinction? (Zoroastrian) 
  2. The Cuban Missile Crisis: The closest the world ever reached to a nuclear war 
  3. Hitler: The Mastermind of the Art of Persuasion 
  4. From Slow Fashion to Fast Fashion: History’s unlikely turn for the worst-case environmental scenario 
  5. The Peculiar History of Pizza 
  6. The Not-So-French Origin of French Fries 
  7. History’s Real Crime-Drama Event: How Fidel Castro managed to survive around 600 assassination attempts? 
  8. The Journey of Netflix: From Movie Rental Service to The Most Popular OTT Platform 
  9. War on One of our Beloved Pets: The Ferocious Battle Between Pope Gregory IV and Cats 
  10. History of Sky Burials and The Science Behind It 
  11. The healthiest food cuisine in the world (Japanese) 
  12. History of Sedentary Lifestyle among humans 
  13. Egyptians and the origin of toothpaste 
  14. Reminders of injustices against women due to stigma around menstruation: Retracing Cultural History across the world 
  15. History of World’s first empire: The most harmless one

International Relations

  1. China’s Meteoric Rise As A Superpower
  2. The Unspoken Potential Danger of E-Waste
  3. The Immigration Crisis: Evolution of Immigration Policies Around the World
  4. Game-Changing Power of Nuclear Energy
  5. China’s Meteoric Rise As A Superpower
  6. The Unspoken Potential Danger of E-Waste
  7. Women in Diplomacy: A Forgotten History
  8. The Immigration Crisis: Evolution of Immigration Policies Around the World
  9. Crises in the Middle East— Is There an End in Sight? 
  10. Is the Very Concept of Citizenship Flawed?
  11. The Complex Conflict of Water Cooperation
  12. A GDP in Negative: What It Implies 
  13. Why There Still Aren’t Enough Women in the Military 
  14. Is Democracy the Best Form of Governance? 
  15. Terrorism: Redefining a New World Order
  16. The Jurisdiction of International Relations— Does it Include Space?
  17. Wag the Dog: Fact or Fiction?
  18. How Cryptocurrencies are Being Used by Citizens to Avoid Sanctions?

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Pratiksha Mishra

Pratiksha Mishra is a media student and one of the writers at Frantically Speaking. Apart from being known for giving out the best cafe recommendations, she is also an avid reader and fond of giving The Big Bang Theory references. Having had her fair share of experience in public speaking, she is here to share her experiences and learnings.