Good Informative Speech Topics

Use this list of good informative speech topics to fire your imagination. Ideas range from important scientific questions like the use of DNA evidence to light and informing subjects such as the X-menTM or BarbieTM.

Remember - these are ideas for informative speeches, so you want to INFORM your audience, not persuade them to take action or try to convince them that something is "good" or "bad." You are only letting them know the facts.

For example, if you wanted to write a speech on the Turks and Caicos Islands, you would want to inform your audience of where these Islands are, the history of the Islands, etc. You wouldn't try to convince them that they are the best Caribbean Islands for a beach vacation.

Now choose a topic interesting to you, and then find all you can about it so you can deliver your best presentation ever!


Set 1 - Our first 11 good informative speech topics

  • human cadavers - history of, uses of (Great informative book on this subject - Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers)
  • DNA evidence
  • women in the military
  • botox (now being found to be useful in pain control)
  • herbs as medicine
  • the history of greyhound dogs

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Set 2 - Ten more interesting informative speech topics from comics to dolls

  • history of comic books
  • (general or choose a specific one, ie. Superman, X-Men, etc)
  • first woman astronaut
  • history of transplants
  • medicinal marijuana
  • Dolly the sheep (very first clone of a mammal)
  • alternative fuels
  • nanotechnology
  • history of smoking in movies
  • genetically modified crops
  • history of Barbie

Set 3 - Ten informative topics: medical, criminal, historical


Set 4 - Ten informational topics including eye related and health

Set 5 - Ten significant informative speech topics

  • how the cold war ended
  • how crowd funding is changing lives
  • animal communication
  • how evidence is handled at a crime scene
  • how the Ramanov family influenced Russian society
  • illiteracy
  • global warming - (check out our global warming speech)
  • stress and its effects
  • civil disobedience
  • how metal detectors work
  • how traditional marriages have changed since the 60's

Set 6 - Ten more topics, especially for students interested in research or money

Sowing Seeds Indoors - Example of a Good Informative Speech TopicSowing Seeds Indoors - Example of a Good Informative Speech Topic
  • how a hurricane/tornado/earthquake develops
  • helicopters in combat
  • marriage rituals around the world
  • history of crop circles
  • how humor heals - see the Best Speech Topics sample
  • how to grow organic potted plants
  • how to sow seeds indoors
  • how to furnish an apartment inexpensively
  • how to avoid losing money on investments
  • how to get started investing in the stock market

I'm sure you can come up with hundreds of more good informative speech topics. Just look around you when you're out and about. Anytime you find something that makes you ask a question; you have an idea for a subject on which you can write for your next informational speech!

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