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The Importance of Choosing a Good Topic

The Importance of Choosing a Good Topic

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Explain the importance of selecting the right topic

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KEY POINTS
  • When you tell a story, you want your audience to be engaged, so you choose a topic that will interest your audience. The same goes for speech giving.

Tips for Choosing a Topic

When you tell a story, you want your audience to be engaged, so you choose a topic that will interest your audience. The same goes for speech giving.When you choose a topic, consider your audience. Ask yourself: What topic, or subject, will engage the audience?


If you are unsure what topic to choose, consider the following:
current events (newspapers, other media)

  • personal experience
  • your hobbies– Does your audience have an understanding of the basics of your hobby or the terms used in it?
  • your work–Are there things that you have learned though your work what would be useful to people who are not familiar with your profession?
  • books you may have read recently

The trick is to be as relevant as you can to the audience who is listening to you.

TERMS TO KNOW
  • topic

    subject; theme; a category or general area of interest