COMS 1030: Public Speaking - Choose or focus your topic

Use this site to help you choose your research topic and find information to back up your claims in your speeches.

Tips for choosing a topic

  1. Choose a topic that interests you
  2. Think about aspects of your topic that would be of particular interest to your audience or the occasion. 
  3. Try to make your topic specific. 
    • Example: Instead of global warming, focus on a particular solution or cause
    • Example: Instead of addressing gun violence, examine a particular law that has contributed to or reduced gun violence
  4. If you can't think of a topic, try searching in the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center or the CQ Researcher. Both of these tools provide links to information about popular research topics and those in the news.
  5. If you'd like to discuss your topic more, feel free to get in touch with me