7 Speech Idea Systematized Checklists

Speech idea generating tasks with one hundred key questions involving objects, people, places, events, values and cause-effects for finding and developing spoken informative input for a text to speech. Generate lots of ideas for public speaking by answering the questions that are appropriate to your duty assignment. 

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1. Checklist For Finding General Speech Topics:
  • What are your values in life and career?
  • What are your hobbies for pleasure.?
  • What unusual experiences have you had?
  • What special skills did you learn?
  • What are your pet peeves?
  • What beliefs or strong opinions do you hold?
  • What principle values or ideals do you stand for?
  • What would you like to know more about?
  • What are the needs of your listeners?
  • What do they see as a huge problem?
  • What do they see as the solution for a problem?
  • What do you think of that disposition?
  • What do they want to learn?
  • What do they think is a good speech idea?
  • What special or unusual experiences did they have?
  • What beliefs or strong opinions do they hold?
  • What values do they stand for?
  • What would they know more about?
  • What does the teacher, organization, company or community expect from your text to speech?

2. For a Speech Idea About Objects:
  • What is it? Decribe it, offer a definition
  • What is its definition?
  • What are the main features?
  • What does it do?
  • How does it work?
  • What is the color?
  • How is the shape, form or design and why?
  • What is the size or proportion?
  • Can you compare it to another object of that size?
  • Are there different types?
  • Can it be divided into parts?
  • Which ones?
  • Are there accessoires?
  • How has it been produced?
  • Do you need a manual, a diploma or any special skills to work with it?
  • What does the object mean to us?
  • What did it mean in the early days?
  • What are the differences or similarities in comparison with other types?
3. For a Public Presentation Involving Events:
  • What is going to happen or happened?
  • When is the festival, sports game, music concert or name it?
  • Why does / did it take / took place now or then?
  • How, what are the special features?
  • Where, is it a special public area?
  • Why there on that place?
  • What is or was the value or impact?
  • What are the major parts, steps, ighlights or facts?
  • In what is or was the event different to other years?
  • What are the comparisons or differences with other events?
  • What do you like and dislike about the event?
  • What do other people say about your speech topic idea?
  • For whom is the event?
  • Who are invited - any special or mystery guests?
  • Who are the speakers, bands, singers or actors?
  • Are there special conditions or circumstances?
4. Checklist For a Presentation On People:
  • What is a good description of the person?
  • What character?
  • What are or were her goals?
  • Does or did the person belong to a group or movement?
  • What are the differences or common grounds with other people that do, did or aim the same?
  • What are the main achievements in her life?
  • Can you give examples?
  • What are the most important facts of her life?
  • What are or were her values, theories or beliefs?
  • What do other people think of the subject of your speech idea?
5. For Talking About Places:
  • Where is the place, country, region, island, city or village?
  • Are there other names?
  • What does it look like?
  • What are very special facts?
  • Size?
  • Special architecture?
  • National parks?
  • Musea or other sights?
  • People, who and how many live there?
  • What history milestones?
  • Why do you like the place?
  • Why is it important to you?
  • Can you compare your speech idea to other places?
  • Are there stories, legends, myths or poems about the place?
6. Checks On Values:
  • Why do you stand for it?
  • What are the pros?
  • What are the cons?
  • Can it causes changes?
  • How do you practice your value?
  • Why should we think or act likewise?
  • Can you give examples of your speech idea?
  • Is there any opposition against your value?
  • In what way?
7. Informative Speech Topic Idea on Problems, Causes and Effects:
  • Can you characterize the problem?
  • Hard facts and figures?
  • Can you put it in a particular context?
  • How has this situation developed?
  • What are the causes?
  • What are the effects or consequences?
  • Is there any similarity to other problems?
  • If we do nothing, what happens then?
  • Do other people consider it also as a problem?
  • Why or why not apply you speech idea anyway?
  • What is your solution?
  • How does it work, which effects?
  • What are the costs?
  • What are the alternative solutions?