Good Demonstration Speech Topics

for your demonstrative and how-to speeches

Here's a list of good demonstration speech topics that will get your creative juices flowing!

If this is the first time you've had to give a "how-to" speech of this type, you might also like to check out these tips for picking a topic. And, watch a couple of example videos of some GREAT real-life demonstration speeches.

Remember - these are ideas for demonstration speech topics, so you want to inform your audience about your topic. Also, you want the listener to come away with a familiarity with the process taught, knowing how to do what you've shown them!


1st 10 Good Demonstration Speech Topics

For  Your Presentation

  • how to make candles
  • how to arrange flowers
  • how to deal with identity theft*
  • how to clean synthetic and natural fabrics
  • how to create a webpage
  • how to apply makeup
  • how to give yourself a manicure/pedicure
  • how to make lemonade
  • how to make a holiday centerpiece
  • how to assemble a care package for a student

* Consider using handouts in a demonstrative speech. For example, with a speech on identity theft, give handouts on all the steps necessary to minimize the damage done.

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10 More Good Demonstration Speech Topics

For Your How To Speeches

  • build a go-cart
  • create an animated gif
  • clean a computer
  • how to meditate
  • how to hypnotize someone
  • yoga poses
  • self-defense techniques
  • safe stretching techniques to relieve stress
  • perform CPR
  • teach the American Sign Language alphabet

3rd Set of 10 Good Demonstration Speech Topics

Kickstart Your Imagination

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  • splint a leg/arm/finger/ankle
  • build a sandcastle
  • decorate a picture frame
  • face paint
  • line dance/ballroom dance/the chicken dance/polka
  • how to use a yo-yo
  • scrapbooking
  • carve soap
  • make jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets)
  • make glass beads

4th Set of 10 Good Demonstration Speech Topics

Add Some Magic and Sparkle

  • make tile mosaics
  • tie knots
  • make a kite
  • make an Easter bonnet
  • build a snow shelter/teepee
  • how to color Easter eggs
  • create a dried flower bouquet/silk flower bouquet
  • make bath salts
  • make candy
  • make a birdhouse

5th List of 10 Demonstration Speech Topics

Dazzle Your Audience!

  • make a lamp
  • make a dreamcatcher
  • make a piñata
  • make a potato clock
  • create a remote control caddy
  • make a sundial
  • make a wind chime
  • carve a pumpkin
  • antique your furniture/ceramics
  • make a scented pillow

Final 10 Demonstration Speech Topics

  • make a trap for bees/wasps
  • make a tabletop fountain
  • build a doghouse
  • make dog treats
  • how to juggle
  • perform magic/card tricks
  • filet a fish
  • how to tie a tie
  • how to submit your resume to an online job site
  • make ice-cream


It's quite a fun idea to pick a topic that you don't know how to do yourself. That way, you can learn something new (which will probably show you the best way to teach it to someone else)!

Alternatively, look for ideas in your day-to-day life - things you do regularly that someone else may not be able to do. Or listen out for people asking each other how to do something, a great way to come up with a new topic idea!

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