Knowing the audience is a primary factor in choosing an informative speech topic.

The speaker should consider the age, knowledge level, subculture, and other demographics of his listeners when preparing the speech.

The good news is that there are countless options available.

Consider length requirements: How much time are you allotted for your informative speech?

What is the page requirement for your informative essay?

First, the speaker should be sure not to present a topic which is already well known, or the audience will quickly lose interest.

The topic should be something the audience has never encountered, or at least include new and exciting information on a familiar topic.

This page has hundreds of topics for informative speeches and essays, and we are continually updating our list.

If you’re stumped for ideas, use this list of informative topics as a starting point to find a subject that interests you enough to speak or write about.

You should be able to thoroughly cover the topic in the amount of time you are given.

If you don’t think you have enough knowledge or personal interest to talk about illegal drug use among teens, saving money as a college student, or another informative topic for 20 minutes, you may need to consider a different subject.

Choosing a topic you care about will help your speech or essay be better received.