Choose a topic that you know and enjoy. Your speech will be more successful and easier to do if you use this criteria. If you can't come up with good public speaking topics for a demonstrational presentation speech, then use the subjects listed below for inspiration.
Before You Take that Step, Consider the following:
-Is it something you know how to do well?
-Is it something your audience would like to learn?
-Is it a process that can be done in the classroom with the materials that we provide? (table, blocks, cutting board, knives, refigerator, freezer, microwave--please DO NOT bring knives to schooo)
-Is it a process that will result in a finished product?
-Is it something you can accomplish in the allotted time? (5-7 minutes)
-Is it something you can safely accomplish in the room?
-Is it something you can do legally in school? (no weapons, animals, alcohol or controlled substances)
-Which of your choices have enough potential to offer your audience valuable information?
Remember audience when you choose your topic.
make a non-bake cookies,
make a favorite family cookie,
make a better than hitting the lottery cake,
make different flavors of beef jerkey,
make an icee,
make a fruit cake,
make blueberry pancakes,
grill a steak,
to polish shoes,
to stencil glass,
to make stationary,
to stamp greeting cards,
to make ornaments,
And so on ...
Other Ways to Get Ideas
Another way of inventing demonstration speech topics is by associating. Look at the general categories below. Can you come up with any good how to demonstrative speech ideas?
Food and Drink, Household, Sports, Recreation, Health & Beauty, Home Improvement, Decoration, Cars, Government Science, Nature, College Games, Culture, Etcetera ...
Delivery Of Your Demonstration Speech Topics
First and for all: think about the rules and time limit of the public speaking assignment. And apply these eight public speaking speech tips for delivering your demonstration speech topics:
1. Visual aids, like objects, actual items, models or drawings can help you.
2. Include personal stories and examples to illustrate your topics for a demonstrative speech.
3. Provide each audience member materials and ingredients to practice with.
4. Insure everyone is participating.
5. Look around you and see if your audience is following you.
6. Ask yourself if someone in the audience has to assist with your demonstration.
7. Close your speech with a memorable summary.
8. Ask if there are any questions about your demonstrative speech topic ideas.
By now, you developed a blueprint for a good demonstration speech topic.
CLICK HERE for a cool on-line topic selection tool. Or scroll down for Mr. McLaughlin's list of topics.
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