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Searching for Interesting Informative Speech Topics?

Search topics on the city where we live. New York City offers a landscape of stories to be brought alive in interesting Informative speeches.

Read my comments at the bottom of the speech on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,"
and research famous quotations among the 5-6 sources I want you to cite in your Informative Speech presentations, such as those found on the New York City subway system's "Train of Thought" series here:

Criteria for Choosing an Informative Speech Topic

As adapted from the Ms. Price’s Speech Class

YouTube Video:

“Choosing a strong informative speech topic is important.

There are a myriad of topics you can choose from but finding the one that is right for you is key. Here are some suggestions as you start your search. First off, you need to know that good speech topics don’t just drop from the sky into your lap and there is no magical place you can go to get a list to choose from. Instead, the topic you choose should be the result of opening your eyes to the world around you.

There are interesting things happening in the world around you every day, but many of these things we don’t take the time to stop and notice. In the next few days and weeks, make a conscious effort to listen more closely to the news, to your favorite TV shows, to the morning radio stations you may like, to discussions your parents (and peers) are having, to the notes given in your class, to social issues that arise, to the host of things that enter your brain through your senses every day.”

I like Ms. Price’s video-recorded suggestions quoted from the above youtube video at the very beginning as well as at the very end of her video. Find topics such as those that I have listed at the top of our own blog above as per our in-class discussions of Sunday, March 21st, and, Monday, March 22nd: (For those of you who were absent, you are still responsible for finding out about our class discussion on the quality of strong informative speech topics to be chosen.)

In the weeks ahead be prepared to explain and define academic discourse as distinct from other types of other more popular types of discourse by studying the articles and videos linked here:

(You are responsible for and will be tested on the readings linked to the latter link above.)

I will compile below a list of previous semester students' informative speeches that fall under the category of academic discourse to be researched. Watch, for example

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Comment by shaya oratz on October 20, 2013 at 9:41am

Very interesting speech very informative !

Comment by Isaac Esses on September 27, 2012 at 5:58pm

Thank you Professor for everything!!!


Comment by Benyomin Marshel on March 14, 2012 at 7:09pm

Interesting talk on Edgar Allen Poe! Very informative!

Comment by yaakov nussbaum on October 26, 2011 at 2:38pm
Thanx for putting up these videos professor. watching many of them, it helps me critiqe my own speeches
Comment by Yaakov Winter on October 10, 2011 at 2:26pm
Thanks alot for everything you have been has really been helping
Comment by Richard Green on September 24, 2011 at 6:42pm

Learn how to write a clear THESIS STATEMENT.

Comment by Moshe Preiserowicz on April 19, 2010 at 2:47pm
Professor, thanks a lot for the help!
Comment by Philip Greenspan on April 12, 2010 at 9:43am
Professor green is so nice for putting up all these videos. Not every teacher would help the student pick a good topic to speak about. Most would just send you down and make you do some research that would take forever. Thank you so much professor green.

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