Keep in mind that when you give a persuasive speech, your goal is to convince the audience to believe in what you are talking about. Choose a topic that will give you a good chance at convincing the entire audience to believe in the topic.

Trying to persuade an anti-gun person to believe that concealed carry on campus is a good idea is going to be a very, very, very hard task to complete. However, trying to persuade an anti-gun person to believe that they have an inherent right to protect themselves will most likely be a much easier task to complete.