While speaking for the topic that resonates with you makes it fun, sometimes it can be a challenge finding speech topic.
“What do I talk about in my speech?”
Some questions for yourself while looking for a speech topic:
- What did you enjoy doing over past six months or a year? Maybe an activity at school, something with your friends, or some other activity? That can be a speech topic.
- Did any of the current events you might have heard of intrigue you?
- Any books or movies that you enjoyed watching? Pick one of those, and share how it made imprint on you.
- What are you learning at school? What is your favorite subject? Maybe, there is something from there that is making it interesting for you. Talk about that.
- Share your experiences and develop why you cherish them, or value them, or appreciate them, or maybe keep thinking about them for some reason. An experience here can be a vacation trip, or time with your friends or family, something at your school maybe, something from a sports activity, watching something on TV or YouTube, etc. anything.
Always bring your toastmasters notebook to the class. While listening to others or from conversations with friends, if a speech topic pops in your head, jot it down in your notebook. Over time, it can develop in to a nice speech bank for you that you can use when it’s time to prepare for your next speech.