Conversation Starters

In preparation of being Topics Master for Toastmasters during one session of our weekly meetings, I went in search of the best Table Topics questions I could find.

Some are my own questions, and others have been changed to be less specific.


Would you rather have a superhero skills, money, and lifestyle or end crime around the world for ever but be poor and unnoticed?

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

What is something that most people learn only after it’s too late?

What is one thing you are thankful for that has happened since the last time the group met?

What social stigma does society need to get over?

Would you rather have to be silent forever, or say every thought that came into your head?

If you could have a fictional person teach you something, who would it be and what would they teach you?

If people were required to post the bad as well as the good stuff that happened to them on social media, would social media platforms be more or less popular than they are now?

What subject isn’t normally taught in school but should be?

If you had $50 billion, how would you spend it to end racism?

If you didn’t need to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place?

If you could completely end world hunger and nutrition concerns but everyone would have to eat the same bland, tasteless food, would you do it?

If you could level up any aspect of yourself (i.e., strength, intelligence, charisma, etc.) but you had to decrease another aspect of yourself by the same amount, what aspects would you increase, and which would you decrease?

Which of your personality traits has been the most useful?

What do you like more, being a leader or a follower?

If  you could write one new law that everyone had to obey, what would it be?

The house is on fire, but everyone is safely out, the pets are safe, and all the wallets and cash are saved.  If you could make one last dash inside to get something, what would it be?

What Is The Most Unprofessional Thing You’ve Seen Someone Do?

What do you miss most about your childhood?

You’re a mad scientist; what scientific experiment would you run if money and ethics weren’t an issue?

If you were given one thousand acres of land, what would you do with it?

If you could hack into anyones computer, whose computer would you choose?

If you could change 3 things about your country, what would they be?

How do you feel about cars becoming fully autonomous, and having no steering wheels, breaks, or accelerators?

What skill or craft would you like to master?

What personality trait do you wish you had?

In 40 years, what do you think you’ll be most nostalgic about?

If you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what problem would you choose?

On  a day held in your honour, what would people have to do?

What separates true friends from acquaintances?

What job do you think you were born to do?

If you could go back in time and give your parents advice before you were born, what advice would you give them?

If everyone was mentally incapable of lying, how would that change the world?

If you started an activist group, what would it fight for and what would it be called?

If you could ask three questions to anyone in history, who would you choose and what questions would you ask? Assuming they would understand your questions and you would understand their answers.

If you won the lottery, what would NOT change?

If you were tasked with making school more fun, but it still had to be effective at teaching students, what would you change?

Is free will real or just an illusion?

What should be the goal of humanity?

Where does your self-worth come from?

If you could teach everyone in the world one concept, what concept would have the biggest positive impact on humanity?

Is it better for a person to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?

Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond?

Can human nature be changed? Should it be changed?

Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

What do you think your future self will remember about you now?

Are people ethically obligated to improve themselves?

Is privacy a right?

When is censorship warranted?

What is your definition of evil?

How much effort should an individual put into not offending others?

What was the most interesting documentary you have ever watched?

What app can you not believe someone hasn’t created yet?

As a child, what did you think would be awesome about being an adult, but isn’t as awesome as you thought it would be?

In games, a HUD (heads up display) is the way gamers get other player information.  If you had a HUD that showed three statistics about any person you looked at, what three stats would you want it to show?
Note:  it gets it’s name from the heads-up displays in modern aircraft.

Tear gas makes people cry and laughing gas makes people giggle, what other kinds of gases do you wish existed?

What would be an accurate tag line for each month?

Would you want the ability to hear the thoughts of people near you if you couldn’t turn the ability off?

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?


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