Generating Informative Speech topics & Citing Sources
Step 1) Consider different kinds of Informative Speech Topics; for example:
People topics:_______________Focus on human qualities and achievements.
Places topics:_______________Find new aspects of known places, or describe unfamiliar places.
Objects and phenomena topics:_______________Focus on any nonhuman topic (can include hobbies).
Events topics:_______________Describe noteworthy events in history (and their relevance).
Processes topics:_______________Show how something works, or teach how to do it.
Concepts topics:_______________Explain an abstract idea.
Step 2) Now using the Apply It box on that same page (see below) as a model, and write down four possible informative speech topics that you would suggest for your groups Informative speech presentation. Just like the responses in this Apply It box, also include a sentence or two about why each of your four suggestions would make a good speech topic (JPG link):
Step 3) Finally, find one possible source for one of the topics you suggested in Step 2, and include the APA citation for that source.