A demonstration speech outline is essential when you're writing your presentation, as it helps you logically organize your thoughts. A demonstration speech is a "how to" speech, in which the speaker demonstrates to the audience how to do a particular process or activity.
(If you haven't yet chosen the theme of your presentation, here are some great topic ideas to help you out.)
An outline for this type of speech is easy to prepare since the body of the statement mainly consists of the steps of a process or activity you are demonstrating.
Sample abbreviated outlines are included below for the introduction and the conclusion pointing out several important aspects of those sections, such as attention devices, theme, and clinchers. The framework for the main body consists of the main points and sub-points that need to be discussed for the topic.
A typical essay three-two or two-three essay format often works well for a speech. The speech below has three main points: materials/tools, steps, and tips. Fill in the sub-points with details, supporting references, explanations, alternatives, answers to frequently asked questions, or appropriate information necessary to understand the main point.
With a demonstration speech outline, the goal is to construct the content of the speech carefully, so the audience leaves with the targeted degree of understanding. The framework gives you a bird's eye view of the overall presentation and helps the writer to avoid holes in the steps and information provided. While also, the outline helps the writer be concise and organized to avoid giving too much information and causing confusion or overwhelm.
The outline should start with an introduction that explains to the audience the process you will be demonstrating.
Be sure to include any history or background that is interesting or helpful to the audience.
For example, if you were to demonstrate how to tie-dye clothing, your introduction might touch on the history of tie-dying, showing examples of the types of clothing and accessories that are suitable for the process and a few finished articles!
The body of a demonstration speech can be divided into several sections.
If you are demonstrating how to complete a craft project, for example, you might have a segment 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 speech.
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 the textual framework below scrapbook image.
Sample skeleton outline for the introduction on scrapbooking:
A. Attention Device
C. Transition and overview main points
Detailed Outline of the Scrapbooking Speech Introduction with Draft of the Text:
2. Scrapbooking steps
OR - use a purchased scrapbooking kit.
OR - freestyle (a more haphazard style of scrapbooking with no 'rules')
3. Tips for preserving scrapbooks
Sample Skeleton Outline for the Conclusion:
B. Tie-in to the theme
Detailed draft of the text of the scrapbooking speech conclusion:
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 presentation was truly effective, the audience should be inspired and feel empowered to give it a try!
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!
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