demonstrative speech

Demonstration Speech
Deciding on the right demonstration speech topics to get you through your public
speaking course is not always an easy prospect. Before deciding on the perfect topic
area for you, though, it is imperative that you understand the purpose of
demonstration speeches.
* A demonstration speech is a type of informative speech. Your goal with any
demonstration speech is to teach your audience about a topic. In most cases, you
will be teaching your audience members a process that will allow them to complete a
As you get ready to brainstorm demonstration speech topics, there are several
things you might want to keep in mind.
Remember that the goal of the speech is to teach your audience about a
process. As a result, you must choose demonstration speech topics that are
free of jargon and easy for all of your audience members to understand.
Do not choose a topic that is unnecessarily complex, like using a complicated
programming language to set up a business network. Your audience will
quickly become disinterested in your speech as it will be hard to follow.
Do not choose a topic that is unnecessarily simple, like making a peanut
butter and jelly sandwich; this will also cause audience members to
disconnect from what you are saying –you’ll bore them to death unless you
are really creative.
Start with a great topic, use this demonstration speech outline or this demonstrative
speech outline to help set up your how to speech, and you will be well on your way
to presenting your audience members with a successful speech that allows them to
complete the process you have just shown them. Accomplishing this is the goal of a
good demonstration speech and will ensure your success in your next speech
The outline is easy to prepare since the body of the speech mainly contains the steps
of the process or activity you are demonstrating.
A demonstration speech outline starts with an introduction that explains to the
audience about what process will be demonstrated and includes any history or
background that is interesting or helpful to the audience. For example, if you were to
demonstrate how to tie dye clothing, you might include some history of tie dying and
show some examples of the types of clothing and accessories that can be tie dyed in
the introduction of your speech.
The body of a demonstration speech outline can be divided into sections. If you are
demonstrating how to make a craft project, for example, you might have a section
on materials, then one containing all the steps, and a final section on how to care for
or display the finished product. The sections would be the main points of your
Tips/ Fun facts
For example, if you were to write a demonstration speech outline for a speech about
how to make a scrapbook, it might look something like this.
Introduction: How many of you have a box of old photographs? Or maybe a stack
of newer ones that keep piling up? How would you like to create something with
those photographs that will be fun for you to make and give people pleasure for
years? Today I am going to show you some great ideas for how to preserve your
old and new photographs by scrapbooking. Scrapbooking has been around for
ages but recently people have taken more of an interest in it and there are many
new and fun tools to use.
I. Materials
A. Scrapbook
B. Kits
C. Embellishments
D. Adhesive
E. Stamps
F. Scissors
II Scrapbooking steps
A. Select photos
B. Choose a theme
C. Design page
1. Using a kit
2. Freestyle
D. Attach photos, frames, ribbons etc.
E. Stamps and label
III Tips for preserving scrapbooks
A. Use lignin-free paper
B. Use acid free and color safe fabrics
Conclusion: Making scrapbooks is a great way to preserve your memories for
yourself and others. Scrapbooking is also fun and easy so get yourself started
and enjoy! As you can see, the conclusion of a demonstration speech outline
generally summarizes the speech and encourages the audience members to try it
for themselves. If the demonstration was truly effective, the audience should be
inspired and feel empowered to give it a try. If this article had been a speech, it
would have been a demonstration on how to create a demonstration speech
outline! I hope that now you can see how easy it is to prepare a demonstration
speech outline and feel ready and inspired to try one yourself!