First of all you need to understand what a persuasive speech is. Persuasive speeches have the main goal to convince people to take your side or agree with your point of view. It seems hard from the first sight, but if you do everything right and consider some important points, you will be able to get an idea of what to do. If you want to make your persuasive speech funny, include 2 things: funny topic and some jokes. Now let’s say few words about funny topics.
It is a well known fact that every person has individual sense of humor, but still some people laugh at same jokes, and some don’t find them funny. That’s why it is important to consider the majority of your audience and try to find a topic that can be appealing to most of your listeners. You can surf the Internet, especially different forums, or newspapers and magazines, which pretty often have some articles on funny topics, and find subjects, which the majority of people really like. Or you can make a list of few funny topics that you consider to be appropriate and ask your family and friends to pick the best one. The topic, which is the most popular among your friends, most likely is going to be the best choice for your audience as well.
To get a better idea on what to look for, here are some funny persuasive speech topics:
- Chocolates are good for you – Eat more!
- Poker isn’t gambling if you know what you are doing
- How to laugh every day
- Ghosts exists/ Haunting places are just fairy tales
- Blonds are not stupid
Analyzing your listeners is of vital importance as well. Consider their age and be sure to use appropriate jokes. Practice your jokes out in front of your friends and if they don’t find them funny, then it is probably better to cross that joke out of your speech jokes list.
To make persuasive speech funny, you don’t have to make jokes all the time. It is better to have less number of jokes, but the ones that you do use have to be good. The humor you use in your speech has to be appropriate to the audience and stick with your topic. You can also make few jokes in a row, in case if audience doesn’t laugh at first one, they might like the other one.
Don’t forget that you are to present several points of view, and your task is to prove that your ideas are the best. Use bullet proof evidence, such as statistics, historical examples that can be funny, factual data and prove that your point is worth their attention.
Keep these important points in mind when choosing your topic and get the creative process started! Good luck!!!
You can also find some more speech ideas here.