Topics for Talks


Below is a list of topics for talks or speeches which you can make as complicated as you like or can be kept to a very basic level for younger children.

  1. How to use a computer
  2. How to make a birthday card
  3. Why children like Christmas
  4. How to stop hiccups
  5. Why I like listening to Robbie Williams (or any other singer)
  6. How to play monopoly
  7. The importance of a healthy diet
  8. How to write a letter
  9. All about Harry Potter
  10. Why it's important to brush our teeth.
  11. Why girls like Pink.
  12. My Neighbours
  13. Things I like
  14. Leisure time
  15. Dreams and what they mean
  16. My Lucky Day
  17. Pets as therapy
  18. Choosing clothes for other people
  19. Grandparents
  20. Uninvited guests
  21. How to deliver a speech
  22. How to bake cookies
  23. How to decorate a Christmas Tree
  24. History of St John Ambulance
  25. How to drive a car 
  26. Discover Disneyland Paris in two days
  27. Understanding Shakespeare
  28. The importance of good nutrition
  29. The life of Marilyn Monroe
  30. Holidaying in..........(your favourite place)
  31. The films of Alfred Hitchcock
  32. Olympic Gold Medalists
  33. The importance of stretching before exercising
  34. Why we celebrate Christmas
  35. An explanation of the star signs
  36. How to make a scarecrow
  37. All about Strawberries.
  38. Why we shouldn't get sun burnt.
  39. Memories
  40. How to take a good photograph 

5 Steps to preparing a talk for school or college

1. Choose the topic for your talk. Your school may have given you a title or you might have to choose your own. If possible choose a topic you’re interested in and if you’re stuck for ideas have a look at the list above.

2. Know what you want to say. If it’s a talk for school, write it down first or talk about your topic to your mum or dad and ask them to write down what you’re saying in note form. You can then write it out and organize it later.

3. Once you have your talk written down, read it out loud and get someone to see how long it takes you – or time your self with a stop watch. If you’ve been asked to give a speech at school or college you should have been told how long it needs to be. Make sure when you read your speech out for the first time it takes less time than you’ve been allowed. For example if the school says 6 mins make sure that on first reading it takes no longer than 5 mins. The more you prepare your speech the longer it will take to say!

4. If you need to use photos or objects in your presentation now is the time to find them. Make sure that you can carry the objects to school safely. If you’re using photos or pictures make sure they are big enough for your listeners to see. You might want to enlarge them on your computer.

5. Find out if you’re allowed to read your speech, if you need to use just notes or if you have to memorize it. 

If you would like just one lesson to go over your school talk  please contact me using the form below. I offer a special reduced price of £10 for a 30 min session if you email me your talk at least 24 hours before the  lesson. This reduction in price is because I don't  have to prepare any pieces for the session.

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What people say.....

You are a "Guru" (teacher) in the true sense of the word, as you impart and share your knowledge in totality, and I'm lucky to have you as a teacher. Kavita.

I would like to thank you for helping me have confidence in my speech today. It is because of you I did much better than I have before when presenting as speech. I was a little shaky, but other than that my voice sounded fine and I pronounced every word slowly and with emphasis on those that I wanted people to hear! Elections are tomorrow. Without you, this would not have happened! You are an inspiration! Thank you so much, Joe from New York

At the end of last term my son went for head boy and delivered an amazing speech, something we never imagined he would put himself forward for. Many of the teachers complimented him and were taken aback by his confidence and presence, he buzzed with excitement for days afterwards and said he loved speaking in public. It is through all your hard work that he has this turn around in his approach to speaking and for this we will be forever grateful. Elaine

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