Demonstration Speeches

Demonstration speeches are usually more fun to put together than informative speeches. You get to teach your audience some type of skill, at which YOU are an expert!

Sharing your interests with others is a great way to create friendships... and your presentation may even ignite a spark within someone else that will give them a life-long hobby. How great would THAT be!

Demonstration speeches

  • Once you've come up with your topic, write a demonstration speech outline of what you will be doing step by step. Doing this will help you keep the flow of your presentation smooth and on target.

Following is a brief guide to help you get started:

Demonstration Speeches organize the outline about two to five parts of the process that can be grouped together. After reviewing the short overview below and watching some examples, read on additional pages how to choose a demonstration speech topic and improve your presentation


- Disclose your topic

- Comfort your audience or provide an attention getter to gain their interest

- Give a brief overview or foreshadowing of the process


- Organize the process into two to five sections

- Break down each stage into detailed progressive steps

 - Use simple language and visual or other aids

- Fill any extra time during the demonstration with commentary


- Discuss or show the final product

- Answer frequently asked questions

- Summarize the main steps

- Encourage others to try the process

Want to See How Demonstration Speeches are Done?

Then watch the following video on learning the Charleston.

This young man effectively delivers his speech, explaining the history of the dance and even bringing in an assistant. His manner is engaging, and his demonstration so well put together it makes you want to have a go yourself!

Or how about showing your class how to do the moonwalk! They'll be entertained and absolutely love your how to speech! Check out this great video on how to do the moonwalk.

Now that you've seen some examples of how to give great demonstration speeches it should be reasonably comfortable for you to create one of your own based on something YOU are passionate about.

By giving a how-to speech on something you genuinely enjoy, you will more than likely inspire at least one member of your audience to try something new!

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