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Title: Demonstration Speeches

Demonstration Speeches
  • A demonstration speech would be appropriate if
    you were going to speak on topics such as making
    sushi, repairing a lamp, cutting hair, showing
    how a vacuum cleaner works, or binding a book.
  • -Fujishin on page 136

Demonstration Speeches
  • Provides answers to the question How do you do
  • Also known as how to speech.
  • Type of informative speech.

Attention Getter and Memorable Close
  • Even though you are showing the audience how to
    do something, you still need an enticing
    attention getter and a memorable close.

Preparing a Demonstration Speech
  • Required steps or stages
  • What comes first?
  • Whats absolutely essential?
  • Which step is easiest?
  • Which step is hardest?
  • What does the audience already know how to do?
  • Where will the audience be most likely to get
  • Which step takes the most time?
  • Which take very little time?

Organizing a Demonstration Speech
  • Organize steps in order.
  • Clarify and simplify difficult steps.
  • Think about the physical space of the room.
  • Dont forget to put stage directions on your
    index cards or outline.

Audience Participation
  • Only use audience participation that is practiced
    ahead of time or is highly controlled.

Dont Assume You Know
  • Just because you are demonstrating something you
    know how to do…doesnt mean you can automatically
    explain it to an audience.

Visual Aids
  • What actual objects will you need.
  • What gaps will you need to fill in.
  • Practice working with your props.

Abstract versus Concrete
  • Abstract Topics Challenge is to make it visual.
  • Concrete Topics Challenge is to make it new and

Condensing Time
  • Prepare several different versions of the items
    at different points in the process.

Two Audience Questions
  • Why should I care?
  • Why should I believe you?

Memory Canon is Key
  • Rehearsal is one of the keys to delivering an
    effective demonstration speech.

Past Student Speeches
  • How to make a margarita
  • How to make a travel reservation
  • How to play fantasy football
  • How to sing a song
  • M-16 Fundamentals
  • Holding a Paintball Gun
  • Hitting a Golf Ball

Past Student Speeches
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • How to choose a Fishing Pole
  • How to shop for bargains
  • How to Make a Collage
  • Braiding Hair
  • Making a Piñata
  • Table Dressed to Impress

Past Student Speeches
  • How to Wrap a Present
  • How to get a traffic ticket reduced
  • How to Wax Your Car
  • How to Bowl
  • Oreo Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake
  • How to buy a car
  • How to choose a bottle of wine
  • How to stay awake in class

Past Student Speeches
  • Five steps to college success
  • How to make an Easter basket
  • How to choose a pet
  • How to Play Dreidel
  • How to make a Cheat Sheet
  • Pepperoni Bread
  • How to read palms

Past Student Speeches
  • Making preserves
  • How to make a pizza
  • How to have the perfect wedding
  • How to find the Jersey Devil
  • How to get good credit
  • How to catch a football
  • Anatomy of a root canal
  • Decorating a Christmas Tree

Past Student Speeches
  • How to read Braille
  • How to fix an electrical outlet
  • How to juggle
  • How to kick the habit
  • How to talk to a teenager
  • Stuffed Shells
  • The basics of spackling
  • Art of Self Defense
  • Successful Interviewing

Past Student Speeches
  • BMX Safety
  • How to give a bad gift
  • How to airbrush
  • How to clean a fish tank
  • How to remove stains
  • How to dance the Bachata
  • Betting on horseracing

Past Student Speeches
  • Becoming an effective speaker
  • How to surf
  • How to design a newspaper ad
  • How to view the Body Worlds exhibit at the
    Franklin Institute
  • How to play roulette

Past Student Speeches
  • How to Water Board
  • How to make a Cosmopolitan
  • How to play tennis
  • How to play basketball
  • How to do Indoor Rock Climbing
  • How to Snowboard
  • How to make a Holiday Wreath
  • How to make a My Space

Past Student Speeches
  • How to make Blondies
  • How to make a Powerpoint
  • How to handle Rude People
  • How to make a Pizza
  • How to make an Ice Cream Sundae
  • How to get a Tongue Piercing
  • How to make a Scrapbook
  • How to play Circle of Death

Past Student Speeches
  • How to Get Promoted
  • How to play Indian Sport Cricket
  • How to Bath a Dog
  • How to Make Jewelry
  • How to play Paintball

Past Student Speeches
  • How to Lose Weight
  • How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • How to Set the Table
  • How to make Sweet Potato Pie
  • How to Clean Sneakers
  • How to make a Wawa Hoagie
  • How to make Fudge Brownies

Past Student Speeches
  • How to play Fantasy Football
  • How to Design your dream house
  • How to be a Hero
  • How to Text Message
  • How to Make Dirt Pudding
  • How to Buy a Diamond
  • How to make Paper Snowflakes
  • How to Change a Dirty Diaper

Past Student Speeches
  • How to take a shower in the woods
  • How to Roll Spanish Rs
  • How to Rock Out
  • How to make Ceramics
  • How to wax a snowboard
  • How to make a music collection

Demonstration Speeches
  • Make sure you choose a topic that is narrow
    enough that you can actually demonstrate it in
    4-6 minutes.