Informative Presentation Topics

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Informative presentations give audiences information about a wide range of subjects and often use charts, pictures, animations, graphs and software programs to make their presentations more engaging and more interesting. The best informative presentations stick to the facts, refrain from opinions and leave inferences and conclusions up to the audiences.

1 Education

Informative presentation topics in education address issues such as study habits, class field trips and after-school programs. Topics including how to get children to do their homework, how to make math assignments fun and easy ways to learn new vocabulary all make informative presentations. Speakers can also talk about how to make the most of a class field trip and virtual field trips for those on a tight budget. Presentations about after-school programs can inform teachers and parents about what programs kids find most interesting, how to find funding for programs and what to do to keep the students engaged during that time period. On the college level, topics can include how to get along with a roommate, how to pay for school and how to get into an MBA program.

2 Tourism

Tourism topics make great presentations because they address going on vacation, something many people anticipate. Topics can include the best places for family vacations, how to save money on an exotic trip and what to see if going to a foreign country. Other subjects consist of informative presentations on choosing the cheapest airline, searching for the best deal on a rental car and looking for the least expensive hotels. A presentation on visiting a foreign country can inform audiences about places they didn’t think of visiting, popular tourist attractions and what to expect from the local cuisine. Tourism topics work great because of the visuals that may accompany a speech such as photographs and brochures.

3 Health

Informative presentation topics about health include tips, warning signs and basic health information about food, exercise and vitamins. An informative speech detailing weight loss tips, how to quit smoking and what to look for in a doctor all make for a solid presentation. A speaker talking to a crowd about the warning signs of skin, colon or breast cancer might help save a life. Giving people information about eating more vegetables, how to eat healthily in a fast food restaurant and knowing how to count calories can help people manage their weight and cut calories. In an informative speech about vitamins, speakers can address how vitamins help each person differently. Health topics contain a lot of “doctor speak” and staying away from complicated medical language makes a speech more interesting and easier for audiences to understand.

4 Consumer

Consumer issues help people save money, buy a piece of a real estate or make smart investments. Topics about clipping coupons, buying store brands instead of name brands, making the most of a clearance sale and shopping consignment are all informative topics to help people save money. In topics about buying real estate, informative speeches can address issues such as how to find a good agent, what to look for in buying a rental property and how to stage an empty home to get it ready for sale. By giving an informative speech about making smart investments, audiences can make their own decisions about where to put their money or whom to trust with their stock options.

Alex Barski began writing professionally in 2006. He is a former television news reporter now working in news management and has written for regional magazines and business journals in Pennsylvania. Barski has also served as a college professor, teaching courses in mass media and writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and English from King's College.