Narrowing Your Topic

Respond to the following questions, and if it’s relevant, include your own personal experience:

  • Statement: The most common major error that a speaker can make is to attempt to cover a topic that is too broad in scope.
  • Imagine that you are preparing to speak to a group of high school students with the purpose of motivating the students to vote. Your topic for this speech is “Teens, Politics, and Social Media.”
  • List the steps that you would take to narrow your topic.