Presentation Ideas

Got no presentation ideas? You will have soon!

"Life is "trying things to see if they work.""
Ray Bradbury

It's amazing how this is one of the biggest fears around public speaking - not having presentation topic ideas.

Just this morning at Toastmasters I heard someone say with real feeling "It's so hard coming up with speech topics." She went on to suggest that a lot of people will pull out of a Toastmasters meeting because of this!

They literally won't show up because they can't come up with any presentation ideas!

It's such a waste of talent and it's so unnecessary.

If you're stuck for ideas first try this:

  • Brainstorm.
    Linus Pauling remains the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. He was one of the most influential scientists of all time. He said "The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away."

    Just write down a list of subjects. If you need to persuade - write a list that fires you up. If you need to be funny - write a list that cracks you up. If you need to inform - write a list that interests you. Now pick one and get on with it.

  • Surf.
    The web's your oyster. The other day I needed a humorous speech topic but wasn't inspired by what I'd found. A quick web search on eccentric people turned up a ton of material. Problem solved, and the speech was a hit. Yours will be too if you find funny presentation topics this way.
  • Meditate.
    Albert Einstein said "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

    You need to remember the gift of your own intuition when you create speech ideas.

    Think about the fact that you need a presentation topic and then drop it for a few hours. If possible go for a run or a walk or a workout. Or actually meditate. Whatever you do to switch your brain off. Just relax and wait until the perfect idea comes.

Please understand that presentation topic ideas are everywhere and you'll never run out of material.

Pick an idea that you love and you'll never be boring.

Never be afraid to go to the Toastmasters meeting, or go to the exercises on this site and practice.

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