Impromptu Speech Topics
Getting to know you
“Once Upon A Time”
Acceptance of an Award
Mr. T vs Hulk Hogan
In the dark
“Once Upon A Time”
by Valeri Smith
1) Once upon a time in a far off land…
2) Once upon a time a horse…
3) Once upon a time a pig grew wings…
4) Once upon a time a tiger lost his tail…
5) Once upon a time a teacher…
6) Once upon a time a beautiful princess…
7) Once upon a time in the hundred acre woods…
8) Once upon a time a cow and a frog…
9) Once upon a time a little girl…
10) Once upon a time a pretty flower…
11) Once upon a time a pumpkin learned to talk…
12) Once upon a time the moon stayed up all day…
13) Once upon a time the earth started to rumble…
14) Once upon a time the teacher let class out early…
15) Once upon a time an owl and a kangaroo…
16) Once upon a time a little red car began to grow…
17) Once upon a time a fish said to a bear…
18) Once upon a time Cinderella…
19) Once upon a time Goofy…
20) Once upon a time Buzz Light Year…
by Kim Bredehoedft
There are only 2 spots left on Noah's Ark. The speaker picks an animal
from a list the chair came up with and tells the class why they, being
the animal, should get the last two spots. There are two spots left
cause the animals came on two by two but only one person has to speak
"Getting to Know You"
by Katie Van Dusseldorp
The worst date you ever had
Your most embarassing moment
Best memory at Northwest
What you look for in a man/woman
Who is your hero
If you could have lunch with any three people,
alive or dead, who would you choose?
Where do you see yourself in five years
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where
would you go
What is your dream job
What is your dream date-who would it be with?
What was your best vacation
What was your most frieghtning experience
What is your favorite family tradition
Tell us about your first job
Tell us about your first car
What has been the best day of your life
by Morris White
Speakers makes up a story using 1. a type of food, 2. an
object and 3. a person.
1. cabbage, a pencil, brad pitt
2. beef, a mirror, angelina jolie
3. fish, a helmet, john travolta
4. hot dogs, an iron, george bush
by Ashlee Freeman
Bring fortune cookies, and the impromptu speakers
use their fortunes as their topics.
by Allison Witte
person draws a piece of paper from a bag. On each piece of paper is the name of
an item. The speaker then has a choice of how to give the impromptu speech.
Those choices include the following:
1) Tell what the item means to you and why you cannot live without it OR
2) Try to sell the item to your best friend.
of an award
by Stephanie Trester
Speakers give an acceptance speech for an award. Examples might
include the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Cleo billboard, Soap Opera Digest,
Sports Illustrated Best Body, People Magazine Worst Dressed,
Newbery Medal for Children's Literature, Darwin Award, Best kiss on
Here is a list of awards and prizes.
Mr. T vs Hulk Hogan
by Rebecca Rice
Give speakers the names of 2 celebrities and ask
them if those two celebrities were in a fight who would win. An example
I used was Mr. T vs Hulk Hogan.
IN THE DARK
by Tiffany Robertson
What you need:
Abag full of weird objects (household odds and ends) anda
Call a speaker up to give an impromptu, blindfold them, and then you
draw an object from the bag of odds and ends you brought.
The speaker must feel the object and either (1) try and sell it to the
class, or (2) explain its use. The speaker must do all of this
blindfolded. When their time is up, unblindfold them and let them see
what object they have. This is a very fun topic and is usually a
guarantee for a lot of laughs! Enjoy!
by Jared Hoffmann
Speakers draw topics out of a bag. For example,
convincing the audience that you would make the best president. Or,
convince them you should be on the college football team. All of the
topics deal with persuasion.
by Crystal Tran
Speakers each draw from three envelopes. The topics consist of a
strange place, object, and catchphrase. Using these three things,
they construct a story. An example of these things would be
inside Dr. Fisher's brain, a magic cowboy hat, and "I may not be the
best-looking guy in here, but I'm the only one that's talking to
you." This is a challenging, but fun, topic
because it requires creating an imaginative scenario.
by Hayley Leopard
Cut out magazine pictures and put numbers on the back. Have
speakers choose a number. Then they have to tell what was happening in
the picture or act as if they were the person or persons in the picture
by telling us what they were thinking or saying. An example is an
advertisement of a woman in a bathing suit on a beach.
by Gina Lichte
Make a list of all different kinds of reality tv shows. Then, the
speaker is told to choose a number between 1-15. They, then, take the
tv show chosen and try to sell it to the audience audience. The
audience acted like investors deciding to put money into their show.