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COMM 1315 Public Speaking for Lamar University

Selecting a Topic

You have to have a topic for your speech.  

  • Pick a topic you know something about or want to know something about.  
  • Pick a topic you are interested in.  
  • Remember your audience - they have to listen to you!  
  • Andrew Dlugan in his Speech Preparation Series states  
    a successful speech is one where the audience receives the message."  

Some great advice on picking a topic: 

Still not sure?  Try this site for some topic suggestions: