Funny Persuasive Speech Topics

 Public speeches can be a lot of fun, especially when humor is interjected into them. The use of humor in making an audience agree with your point of view can go a long way in convincing them that your solution is the right one. Let’s break down a humorous persuasive speech, and look at the elements one by one. Keep in mind that the purpose of the speech is to convince the audience to agree with your opinion or ideas. The example topic  is: “How to convince the teacher a household pet ate your homework.”

Other funny speech topics

  1. Eating things you don’t like
  2. Blaming your dog for things
  3. Blaming your horoscope for why things went wrong
  4. Unique uses for duct tape
  5. fun with super glue
  6. Protection from Zombies
  7. Quote Shakespeare like a pro
  8. Yodel like a professional
  9. Eating well on $5.00 a day
  10. How to grow grits for fun and profit
  11. Getting over your fear of speech making
  12. Thanksgiving dinner in three easy steps
  13. How to look like a “Rock Star”
  14. Make a mud pack facial
  15. How to make bread crumbs
  16. Five things to count besides sheep when going to sleep
  17. The power of foot reading
  18. Children’s Nursery Rhymes: The real meaning behind them
  19. Getting water from a rock
  20. How to catch a cold

Once you have chosen a topic, you will need to compose speech structure. This sample of outline will help you getting started.

Start the talk by introducing yourself. For example, “Good Morning, my name is ____.” Then, go for the “gold.” Hit the audience with a statement or question that will grab their attention immediately. Another example: “When was the last time you used the excuse, my dog ate my term paper?”

The body of the speech: Three points
Hopefully, with the audience waiting with baited breath, the time is ripe to hit them with three good reasons for them to listen, and agree with what is being said.

  1. Your sister’s pet hamster died, and she needed a small piece of paper to wrap the body in and used your homework paper.
  2. Your brother was making bedding for his pet gerbil and ran out of newspaper to cut into strips and used your term paper.
  3. Your new dog has been trained to pee on a newspaper on the floor, and your homework papers had slipped off the kitchen counter, and well….

Closing argument
More than three points can be made, if indicated. But at least three points should always be used, at a minimum. To close your argument, summarize and end with a strong reason why the audience should agree with you. For example, “With the number and variety of pets available today, one does not have to use the family dog all the time as an excuse for not doing your homework.”

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