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Demonstration Speech

The Demonstration Speech

This section provides some easy, effective techniques with helpful hints and tips on writing a Demonstration speech - a vehicle designed to explain or show people how to do something. Read on to make this task as easy as possible.

What exactly is a Demonstration Speech?


Let's start be considering exactly what is a Demonstration speech. Definition:

A Demonstration speech is written to explain and show people how to do something.

This might involve using various types of visual aids, or handout to ensure the effectiveness of the instructions.

There are techniques to help with this type of task and we would also recommend that you check out our free, fast and concise PowerPoint-style presentations on:

Writing a Speech

Giving a Speech

The Main Elements to Writing a Demonstration Speech
The main elements to writing a successful and effective Demonstration speech are to convey clear instructions to enable a person to effectively and safely complete a task. It might also centre around information regarding a process a 'How to' speech e.g. How to boil an egg:

  • Instructions - Providing clear and concise instructions on how to complete a task

  • Task Breakdown - The task must be broken down in a logical format, step by step

  • Key Points - Key points must be emphasised including any safety issues

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The Structure and Outline of a Demonstration Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing a Demonstration speech?

  • Your Opener - the opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber

  • Introduction - Tell them what the speech is about, what your objective is and what the audience will be able to do following your demonstration speech

  • Benefits - Why the audience will benefit from learning how to complete the task

  • Task Breakdown - The task must be broken down in a logical format, step by step - do not leave out any crucial points

  • Use Visual aids or props to help you to explain the process

  • Key Points - Key points must be repeated, including any safety issues, to ensure maximum knowledge retention

  • Handout - Prepare an informative handout to give out to your audience

  • Conclusion - Try to 'Go out with a Bang' or end with a memorable punch line or positive statement

Demonstration - Task Breakdown
The following points will help when completing a task breakdown:

  • Go through the job or subject

  • Gain an overall picture of what has to be done

  • Identify the main steps

  • Select suitable portions for the learner to master

  • Ensure they are in a logical sequence

  • Break down the task step by step

  • Ask yourself “How would I do it?

  • Visualising the process might help

  • Ensure that the sequence of actions is logical

Visual Aids
The following types of visual aids may be used to enhance a Demonstration Speech

  • PowerPoint Presentation

  • Flipchart

  • Whiteboard

  • Props

  • Handouts

Demonstration Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Speeches
There are more tips and hints on Writing and Giving Speeches in our Free PowerPoint style presentations.

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