202 Easy and Simple Speech Topics

What makes a speech topic easy?

If you have interest and knowledge in a specific subject, it makes for an easy speech topic. If a subject is not complex, it makes for an easy subject. If you have interest and knowledge on a simple non-complex topic, that makes for a really easy speech topic.

If time doesn’t allow for much preparation or research, what’s best is to stick with something you know. This will cut down significantly on your workload because you already know most of what there is to know.

Easy and Simple Speech Topics on Popular Subjects

Education

education

  1. Teachers should be required to take basic skills tests every few years to keep their certification
  2. Less professional advertisements in schools
  3. Why single-sex public schools are better than co-ed
  4. SAT scores for college applicants
  5. Student cyber bullies should be expelled from school
  6. Hazing on college campuses is a problem
  7. Schools should not serve french fries and soda
  8. Students that study online cheat more.
  9. Classic literature should only be for college students.
  10. Every student in every school should wear a uniform
  11. Students should be placed in trade schools after getting a basic education
  12. Exam scores have little indication on a student’s abilities
  13. History textbooks don’t tell the whole truth
  14. Learning about all world religions in schools is important
  15. Homeschooling is better than traditional education
  16. Phones are distracting students from learning
  17. Going to college has little bearing on a successful future
  18. Students should learn and be fluent in a second language
  19. Mandatory community service for students to graduate high school
  20. Should tablets and other technology replace books?
  21. Schools should educate on proper nutrition from start to finish
  22. Regulating the music at school dances to eliminate cursing
  23. The impact of gym class on students

Family

family

  1. Dual parent households benefit children more.
  2. Couples are wrong to stay together for the kids.
  3. Family must always come first.
  4. Parents need to stop forcing their own dreams on their children.
  5. Live together before getting married.
  6. Breastfeeding is better than formula feeding
  7. Discipline should be based on rewards, not punishment
  8. Lower cost childcare or childcare provided at every workplace
  9. Make help more readily available to single pregnant mothers
  10. Imposing a curfew on kids 17 and under
  11. Parents should be accountable for not providing a healthy diet to their children
  12. Kids having jam-packed schedules isn’t good for them
  13. Families eating together is important
  14. Kids today are being made to be selfish, disrespectful, and entitled
  15. Teenagers should contribute to household expenses
  16. The need for parental consent to give teen girls birth control
  17. Restrictions on how many children one family can have
  18. Free counseling to at-risk youth
  19. Parents right to give consent for their child to drink at home under supervision
  20. Should parents respect kids privacy at all times?
  21. How it takes a village to raise a child
  22. Parent’s responsibility to discuss sex education
  23. Video game violence causing violent kids
  24. Imposing better and more affordable options for the aging community

Animals

animals

  1. Dogs are better pets than cats.
  2. Exotic animals are not pets.
  3. Neutering pets is a must.
  4. Humans have turned pit bulls into monsters.
  5. Zoos do not give animals enough space.
  6. Adopt don’t shop is key to getting a pet.
  7. Birds are not meant to live in cages.
  8. Dolphins are intelligent creatures.
  9. Zoos cause more harm than good
  10. Euthanize dogs that have bitten more than once
  11. Ban slaughter houses for horses
  12. Why dogs are man’s best friend
  13. Not allowing people to keep exotic animals as pets
  14. Pit bulls aren’t the problem, it’s their owners

Government and the Law

government and the law

  1. Two child max rule should apply worldwide.
  2. Smoking in all public places should be illegal worldwide.
  3. Legalize abortion for rape and incest cases.
  4. Buyers should be punished even harsher than poachers.
  5. Cosmetic surgery should be regulated.
  6. Equal punishment and less protection for celebrities who break the law
  7. Impose bi-annual drivers tests for people over 60
  8. People on welfare should be drug tested to receive welfare, and at random to keep it
  9. Moral and legal stance on capital punishment
  10. Immigrants should be required to speak the primary language of the country they wish to immigrate to
  11. Red light cameras at every traffic light
  12. Everyone having access to affordable or even free universal health care
  13. The government is no longer “by the people and for the people”
  14. Impose stricter federal restrictions on internet content
  15. Making self-defense courses available to the public
  16. Regulate automobile emissions
  17. All weapons must be registered with the police
  18. The government shouldn’t censor information given online
  19. Stricter punishments for driving drunk
  20. No death penalty for juveniles
  21. Higher standards held for the President
  22. Weeding out the dirty politicians
  23. Protecting the quality of drinking water in America
  24. Criminals should pay restitution to their victims rather than to society
  25. Eliminate cursing on day-time television
  26. Restrictions on garbage output to reduce pollution and carbon footprint

Health

health

  1. People need to visit dentists more often.
  2. Fast foods must be more expensive than healthier foods.
  3. Music has healing power.
  4. Eating fruit is healthier than drinking fruit juice.
  5. Medical marijuana isn’t a cure.
  6. Electronic cigarettes are harmful.
  7. Diet pills do not work.
  8. Balanced sugar-free nutrition is an effective treatment for ADHD.
  9. Hospitals should allow owners of pets to have their pets brought in
  10. Buying local goods is better for the economy and for our health
  11. The impact of consuming all organic foods on our bodies
  12. The benefits of alternative medicine vs. Western medicine
  13.  HIV and AIDS testing done annually for Health Care Professional 
  14. Fast food and the war on obesity
  15. Morbidly obese people should have to pay more for public transportation
  16. Healthcare should include a gym membership and nutrition counseling

Miscellaneous

  1. Advantages of having a three-day weekend instead of a two-day weekend
  2. The negative implications of Facebook
  3. Why everyone should visit Disney World
  4. Mac is better than PC
  5. Love is far more powerful than hate
  6. Make free public wi-fi available
  7. How the paparazzi hinders free press
  8. Bike-sharing programs
  9. The morals behind lying
  10. Silly games like Candy Crush are making people less intelligent
  11. Using hands-free devices while driving
  12. Using lie detector tests for employment purposes
  13. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
  14. Money can’t buy happiness
  15. Is Batman a real superhero?
  16. Why there aren’t more female construction workers
  17. The good and bad when it comes to Google
  18. Lie detector tests are inaccurate.
  19. Organic food tastes better.
  20. The paparazzi are the real stalkers.
  21. Alternative power is the answer to our energy crisis.
  22. It’s immoral to genetically design babies.
  23. Every property needs to have at least one tree.
  24. Public spaces should have free WIFI.
  25. Nursery rhymes need to be looked at better.
  26. Hostels are not a place for children.
  27. Celebrities get away with everything.
  28. Plant fruit trees on sidewalks.
  29. Video games are not evil.
  30. Religion and science can go hand in hand.
  31. Everyone should know how to swim.
  32. Not wearing a seat belt a personal choice.
  33. There is nothing real about reality TV.
  34. Opposites will always attract.
  35. Climate change is always changing.
  36. Not enough is done to end world hunger.
  37. Battery farming is unethical.
  38. People shouldn’t be paying for drivers licenses.
  39. Smokers make the most acquaintances.
  40. First impressions are always right.
  41. Social media should be blocked at work places.
  42. Cash should be abandoned completely.
  43. Fake news writers should be punished.
  44. Allow mind reading during poker.
  45. Word of mouth will always be the best form of advertising.
  46. Minimum wage is too low.
  47. Security cameras are an invasion of privacy.
  48. Client’s don’t want birthday messages from businesses.
  49. Allow casual dress clothes in the workplace.
  50. Make public transport free.
  51. The welfare system doesn’t work.
  52. Organ donors should be paid.
  53. Fast food restaurants are not responsible for obesity.
  54. All kids on a winning team should get a trophy.
  55. Illegal immigrants don’t harm the economy.
  56. Humans are vegetarian by nature.
  57. Self-driving cars will cause less accidents.
  58. It is time to include internet slang to dictionaries.
  59. Teens are unfairly stereotyped.
  60. Married couples must have date nights.
  61. Romantic movies set unrealistic standards.
  62. Group homes are better than foster care.
  63. Guns don’t kill people.
  64. Losing weight is easy, keeping it off is not.
  65. Fracking is dangerous.
  66. Long distance relationships don’t work.
  67. It’s not good to be an only child.
  68. Ageing cannot be reversed.
  69. Divorce doesn’t damage children.
  70. Money isn’t the root of all evil.
  71. Being homeless is a choice.
  72. The school curriculum is too overloaded.
  73. Graffiti is art.
  74. Priests shouldn’t be giving marriage counselling.
  75. Everyone must be taught to do CPR.
  76. Juvenile crime is dealt with incorrectly.
  77. Older generations were crueller.
  78. Royal families are not needed in this day and age.
  79. Fame will always be bad for children.
  80. Vegan diets are too extreme.
  81. Prisoners must not be allowed to vote.
  82. Fat isn’t bad for you.
  83. Yearly HIV tests for all health professionals.
  84. Calcium doesn’t make teeth stronger.
  85. Being skinny is no longer cool.
  86. Benefit of drinking 2L of water per day is a myth.
  87. TV’s will soon be a thing of the past.
  88. Lego’s are not gender bias.
  89. The drought in Cape Town will happen in other parts of the world too.
  90. Employees know more than employers.
  91. Adoption records should be opened.
  92. Ads aimed at children should be strictly regulated.
  93. Affirmative action is false competition in the workspace.
  94. Television has become the number two news source after the internet and tv will be further downsized.
  95. Aids tests should be required in federal prisons – for all inmates and the prison guards too.
  96. The millimeter wave scanner at airports security zones strikes out all privacy that we fought for.
  97. Beer advertisements promote irresponsible drinking and ought to be banned from the communal street views.
  98. Harry Potter books are popular even among adults.
  99. Water management in our home really does matter.

Nothing really stand out?
No problem. Start by writing a list of things that interest you. Keep going until you find something you know a good deal about and that you could talk about forever. Choose something that will get your blood boiling, that you feel strongly about, even if others don’t. You’ll likely convert some people to your way of thinking just by the way you speak about your chosen topic.

No matter what topic you choose, always be credible and purpose-driven. Giving false facts is a big “no-no” and so is being wishy-washy with you speech. Give it meaning, give it purpose.

Just remember, what may be easy speech topics to one person, isn’t always easily understood by someone else. So keep that in mind when persuading your audience.