300 Simple Speech Topics Plus
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Simple speech topics and the ten ways to work them out in a palpable format based on a list of threehundred good no sweat ideas for public speaking. Most important people of the year or even the century are everlasting sources of simple speech ideas.

But just wait a second before you jump to 'of the year-lists' or something like that stuff! I will show you ways to work them out carefully or minutely and you do not have to go to any list! I have selected more than enough proven names for you of famous figures to fill 300 communication speeches :-)

A few have played a bizarre controversial role in history, so that could be an approach for you to expand. Plus I provide a handy format outline too.

Easy As Pie Checklist
First things first. How to elaborate on simple speech topics? Here are the checks:

  Describe the meaning of the person's life and works. Why famous?
  What was she or he like?
  What achievements? Ambitions? Values?
  Movement or activist / scientific group?
  Famous public speaking quotation?
  Personal life facts?
  What do other people think of the person?
  What do you think of him / her?

List of Simple Speech Topics

Al Capone
Albert Einstein
Albert John Luthuli
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Hamilton
Alfred Hitchcock
Alice Walker
Alicia Keys
Alicia Silverstone
Amadeus Mozart
Amelia Earhart
Andrew Johnson
Andy Warhol
Anne Frank
Anthony De Mello
Anwar Sadat
Aretha Franklin
Ariel Sharon
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arthur Asher
Ashlee Simpson
Augustus Caesar
Aung San Suu Kyi
Avril Lavigne
Ayatollah Khomeini
Babe Ruth
Ben Bernanke
Ben Franklin
Benjamin Harrison
Benny Goodman
Betty Williams
Bill Clinton
Bill Cosby
Bill Gates
Billy Crystal
Bob Dylan
Bob Hope
Bob Newhart
Bonnie and Clyde (two persons, yep,
but not two simple speech topics ... :-)
Bono U2
C. S. Lewis
Calvin Coolidge
Carl Sagan
Cassius Clay
Cesar Chavez
Charles DeGaulle
Charles Dickens
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Manson
Charlie Brown
Charlie Chaplin
Chevy Chase
Chiang Kai-Shek
Christopher Columbus
Clint Eastwood
Coco Chanel
Colin Powell
Condoleezza Rice
Coretta Scott King
Dalai Lama
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Rather
Dave Letterman
Deng Xiaoping
Desmond Tutu
Dian Fossey
Dick Van Dyke
Dolley Madison
Doris Day
Dwight Eisenhower
Eddie Murphy
Edgar Allen Poe
Edward Jenner
Elie Wiesel
Elizabeth Taylor
Elvis Presley
Ernest Hemingway
Fidel Castro
Fifty Cent
Florence Nightingale
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Fred Astaire
Gamal Abdel Nasser
General Westmoreland
George Marshall
George Washington
Gerald Ford
Haile Selassie
Hank Aaron
Harrison Ford
Harry Houdini
Harry Truman
Henri La Fontaine
Henri Mancini
Henry Ford
Henry Kissinger
Herbert Hoover
Ho Chi Minh
Howard Hughes
Indira Gandhi
Isaac Newton
Jack Nicholson
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
Jacques Chirac
James Dean
James Madison
James Monroe
James Polk
James Taylor
Jane Addams
Jane Austen
Jawaharlal Nehru
Jesse Jackson
Jessica Simpson
Jim Carrey
Jim Jones
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Conners
John Belushi
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Foster Dulles
John Lennon
John Ruskin
John Travolta
Josephine Baker
Julia Roberts
Julie Andrews
Justin Timberlake
Kayne West
Khalil Gibran
Kim Dae Jung
King Faisal
Kingsley Amis
Kofi Annan
Konrad Adenauer
Lech Walesa
Leni Riefenstahl
Leo Tolstoy
Leonardo Da Vinci
Lewis Carroll
Lord Byron
Lord Mountbatten
Louis Pasteur
Lucille Ball
Ludwig von Beethoven
Lyndon B. Johnson
Mae West
Magic Johnson
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Mahatma Gandhi
Malcolm X
Mao Zedong
Margaret Thatcher
Marie Curie
Marilyn Monroe
Mario Puzo
Mark Twain
Martin Luther King Jr.
Mary Tyler Moore
Mata Hari
Meryl Streep
Michael J. Fox
Michael Jackson
Michael Landon
Michele Pfeiffer
Mikhail Gorbachev
Miles Davis
Mother Teresa
Munshi Premchand
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Neil Armstrong
Neil Diamond
Nelson Mandela
Newt Gingrich
Nikita Krushchev
Norman Rockwell
Oprah Winfrey
Oscar Wilde
Pablo Piccaso
Pancho Villa
Paul McCartney
Paul Newman
Peter Jennings
Pierre Laval
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope John Paul II, life of papal leaders are simple ideas for public speaking
Princess Diana of Wales
Puff Diddy
Queen Elizabeth II
Rabindranath Tagore
Ray Charles
Robert Oppenheimer
Robin Williams
Rosa Parks
Ross Perot
Roy Rogers
Rudolph Giuliani
Rudyard Kipling
Saint Francis of Assisi
Sandra Day O'Connor
Sarojini Naidu
Sean Connery
Shirley MacLaine
Sigmund Freud
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Winston Churchill
Sri Ravi Shankar
Stephen King
Steve Martin
Stonewall Jackson
Sun Yat Sen
Susan B. Anthony
T. S. Eliot
Ted Turner
Terry Bradshaw
The Wright Brothers
Thomas Edison
Thomas Hardy
Thomas Jefferson
Tom Brokaw
Tom Cruise
Tom Hanks
Tony Blair
Tunku Abdul Rahman
Ulysses Grant
Valerie Harper
Victor Hugo
Vincent Van Gogh
Virginia Woolf
Vladimir Putin
W. B. Yeats
Walt Disney
Walter Cronkite
Whoopi Goldberg
Will Smith
William Shakespeare
William Taft
William Wordsworth
Willy Brandt
Winston Churchill
Woodrow Wilson
Yasser Arafat
Yitzhak Rabin
Yoshiro Mori
Yuri Gagarin

Palpable Format For Public Speaking
See this as hints for arranging simple speech topics:

Description of the person. Tie the audience by remembering a statement, achievement or something else that makes that your listeners can place her / him.

In other words: why famous? The meaning of life and works in brief. Preview of the main points.

Pick the ideas for the incomplex speech topics to sharpen your mind:

Albert Einstein public speaking quote on simplicity in simple speech topics

Start with the most catching thing the person is famous for. What achievements, ambitions, values, quotations, etc? What was she or he like?

Litlle history. How it begun. The early years. Personal life facts if needed to characterize? The development. The (long) way to go (in short of course :-) The failures before the success.

Moment of fame. Completion of the masterpiece. Or the sports achievement, et cetera. Decribe it, let the audience feel it. What are the effects?

What do other people think of the person? The problems she or he have met. Movement or activist / scientific group representative? Any rivalty? Conflicts?

How problems are solved. How difficulties are conquered. Later life. What has been done with the 'heritage'.

Summarize the points above in short. Recap into one pay-off sentence/short description. Something they will remind.