What Is a Demonstration Speech

What Is a Demonstration Speech

During your study at high school or at college, you may get an assignment to write a demonstration speech. Often this type of speech is used during adult training courses.

You should comprehend what it is. You will learn from this article how to write it. A demonstration speech is used when we need to show a thing or a process. At the same time, we provide information to the audience. The information is meant to help to understand how something functions. Such speeches are called informative.

What should you consider preparing a demonstration speech

When you are choosing a topic for your speech, you should take into account several essential factors. If you pay attention to them, your speech will be a success.

  • Your interests and the interests of your targeted public. This factor is important for the following reasons. Your interest determines your enthusiasm. You are going speak on the topic passionately. To explain something in an enthusiastic manner is important. One of your goals is to grab the attention of the target audience and keep it alive until the end of your speech. If the topic is interesting to you it will be easy. Choose something that will be of interest to your audience. The subject of your speech should be well known to you. After the speech, you will likely be asked different questions. Make sure you know what to answer. 
  • Consider demographics. Take into account the age and gender of the group. Choose a topic that will give them additional knowledge. The topic should not be either too simple or too complicated.
  • Consider your surroundings. Will you deliver your speech in the open or in a hall? The answer will help you to be more precise when you select a topic.
  • The time frames of your speech will help you to determine what topic is better. If you have one hour, for example, you can choose a more complicated and informative topic. If you are pressed for time, you will have to explain your topic in five minutes.
  • The use of visual aids, technologies, etc. you are going to use to improve the understanding of your speech. You can back up your speech by a PowerPoint presentation, pictures or other media files.
  • Formulate your goal explicitly. Is it to teach the audience to do something or tell about the qualities of some object (product etc.).

Two main factors are your interest and the interest of your target audience. Your speech should be compelling.

Before you start writing your speech, you have to create an outline. Try to plan what information you are going to deliver. The purpose of your speech should be obvious to you. 

Follow these rules to create a persuasive speech

If the goal of your speech is to teach the audience to perform a process or a task, you should motivate them. Explain what is the use of the new skill they are going to acquire. One of the most widespread ways to start a speech is to tell a motivational story. It should prove how your product or process improved someone’s life. 

You should give a brief overview of the object (product) or process. After that, you will get into details. It will prove to the audience that learning this skill is not too complicated, as it may seem. It will also help the audience to understand the stages of the process better.

After that, you can go into details and explain the process, stage after stage. You will provide the necessary information and instructions. Logical succession is important here. Try to be concise and clear. Your audience should understand you easily. You should provide some additional information if time permits. This can be done after answering questions.

Try to leave some time for answering questions. If something is not clear to your audience, explain it. After that, give a brief summary of the whole process. Underline its peculiarities and benefits.

Make your speech more convincing and impressive

Your audience can participate in your demonstration speech. The amount of participation depends on your time limits though. It is a great advantage if you allow your audience to take part in your presentation. 

Use visuals during your demonstration. Images or video will make your speech more understandable. New technologies will help you to reach your targeted group. 

Sometimes the topic of your speech is broad and requires more profound knowledge. In such cases, one demonstration speech is not enough. You should provide additional resources for your audience. You can offer them to read a book or to visit a website with particular information. Maybe, they will have to undergo special training courses. You can provide them with images or printed materials for further reading. Leave the audience your contact details so that they can reach any time they need. If questions arise, it will be better than they can get responses from you.

Particular requirements for a demonstration speech

  • Your speech has to be peculiar and unique. 
  • If you deliver your speech in a room, you will most likely need a table.
  • You might need the help of one person.

Topics for your demonstration speech

You can choose among hundreds of topics for your demonstration speech. Here are 40 topics for you if you can’t make up your own:

  1. How to keep personal borders in communication.
  2. How to restore friendship after a breakup.
  3. How to use social media websites to promote your resume.
  4. How to teach your child to be careful on the internet.
  5. How to become a professional writer.
  6. How to teach your child to dance.
  7. How cooking can become your source of income.
  8. How to write articles for online magazines.
  9. How to write a top-notch detective novel.
  10. How to write a convincing resume.
  11. How to start trading cryptocurrency.
  12. How to learn a foreign language quickly.
  13. How to decorate your house for Christmas.
  14. How to cook a delicious cake for your birthday.
  15. How to sell vintage cards in your own online store.
  16. How to make your own theater.
  17. How to build a house on a budget.
  18. How to read books really fast.
  19. How to clean your room in five simple steps.
  20. How to communicate meaningfully. 
  21. How to learn to play chess.
  22. How to wash your clothes flawlessly.
  23. How to plan your vacation.
  24. How to color your car.
  25. How to travel for a fraction of a dime.
  26. How to be irresistible during your job interview.
  27. How to recall emotional memory.
  28. How to heal depression with music.
  29. How to lose weight in a month effectively.
  30. How to buy cheap tickets.
  31. How to look younger than you really are.
  32. How to write poems like a pro.
  33. How to exercise for better results.
  34. How to become a stylist.
  35. How to heal emotional problems.
  36. How to write research papers quickly.
  37. How to become a photographer. 
  38. How to compose music and sell it.
  39. How to become a fabulous writer.
  40. How to cook deliciously for your family. 

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