100 Demonstration Speech Topic Ideas
Here's a list of 100 good demonstration speech topic ideas that you can use in your demonstration speeches.
These how to speech topics cover a truly HUGE range of activities, so I hope you can find something you can work with. If not, just take a look at the things you do on a daily basis. I'm sure you'll be able to come up with at least 100 more demonstration speech topic ideas of your own!
- How to trim a bonsai tree
- How to paint an egg
- How to put on makeup
- How to do origami
- How to do poi spinning
- How to do graffiti
- How to create a worm farm
- How to make garden stepping stones
- How to install a wordpress blog
- How to clean running shoes
- How to pick locks
- How to edit a video
- How to dance a certain dance
- How to raise tadpoles
- How to feed a snake
- How to detect if someone is lying
- How to create an iPhone application
- How to make jewelry
- How to make your own soap
- How to make candles
- How to stretch before working out
- How to make sushi
- How to ride a unicycle
- How to make a fishing lure
- How to do card tricks
- How to do yoga
- How to do magic tricks
- How to play poker
- How to knit/crochet
- How to decorate a cake
- How to make beads
- How to make an ice sculpture
- How to solve a Rubik's cube
- How to make a pop-up card
- How to make animals out of balloons
- How to make paper mache figures
- How to make stained glass objects
- How to beatbox
- How to kickbox
- How to make a bird feeder
- How to attract hummingbirds to your garden
- How to perform tai chi
- How to edit your photographs online
- How to arrange flowers
- How to do braids
- How to use scarves on your head, neck, body
- How to remove scratches from DVD's
- How to make a foxhole radio
- How to whistle
- How to make fireballs
- How to build an eletric motor
- How to use potatoes to conduct electricity
- How to make cheese
- How to play beginner guitar chords
- How to use chopsticks
- How to make a WiFi antenna booster
- How to make windchimes
- How to make a dreamcatcher
- How to do string art
- How to make a metal detector
- How to make iodine
- How to build a paper airplane
- How to build a shelf
- How to make clay charms
- How to make paper invisible
- How to make colored fire
- How to make instant ice sculptures with hot ice
- How to create a lemon battery
- How to build a balloon rocket car
- How to make water glow
- How to make a cloud in a bottle
- How to make kimchi
- How to hypnotize people
- How to use an exercise ball
- How to breathe fire
- How to make magnetic fluid
- How to press flowers
- How to carve fruit into flowers and animals
- How to make a magnet gun
- How to build a bird house
- How to build a mosaic lightbox
- How to use a compass
- How to use a TTY machine (text telephone)
- How to use a Ham radio
- How to make lip gloss
- How to make envelopes
- How to make paper
- How to make perfume
- How to make silly putty
- How to make a snow globe
- How to make a candy bouquet
- How to make ginger ale
- How to build a telescope
- How to make a pinhole camera
- How to make Play-Doh
- How to make yoghurt
- How to make a kaleidoscope
- How to make a hula hoop
- How to make a spud gun
- How to make a sock monkey
If you already know how to do something on the list then you will be way ahead, in that you won't have to learn how to do it yourself!
You'll just have to get all your visual aids together so that you can show your audience step by step what you'll be talking about.
Make sure you create a demonstration speech outline before putting together your presentation and practice in front of a test audience (friends/family etc), so that you feel confident presenting your demonstration speech topic on the day.
Does one of these ideas appeal, but you're not sure how to do it yourself?
Then research it! That way, you'll end up talking about something that interests you AND you'll learn a new skill along the way!
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100+ demonstrative speech ideas for 'how to' presentations
'What are the best demonstration speech topics?'
|Could it be 'How to fly a kite'?||Or 'How to grow from seed'?||May be 'How to knot a tie'?|
The answer is simple but frustratingly inconclusive: 'It depends.'
These are the 'how to' or 'show and teach' speeches of which there are squillions of possibilities. You could waste hours considering this demonstrative speech topic against that one but you don't have to. Step through the guidelines below and make an informed decision.
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An ideal topic depends on:
* What you are interested in:
Your choice of demonstrative speech topic needs to be something you are genuinely interested in and know about.
Without enthusiasm or knowledge it's hard to inspire others to want to know more about a subject. And that's your goal! Ideally when you finish your speech, you'll find yourself on the receiving end of question after question from eager listeners wanting to know more.
* Who the speech is for:
You need to consider your audience before making your final choice.
What demonstration speech topics would interest them?
What would teach them something new?
What would be of value and appropriate for them to know?
* The setting of the speech:
Where is the speech to be given? In a classroom? In a public hall? In a living room? In the open air?
* The time you've got to give the speech:
There is no point in choosing something complex to show and teach if you have very limited time. What you select needs to fit easily into the allotted space.
* The guidelines for assessment: (if the speech is part of a public
You may find there are restrictions on using varying forms of visual aids: video or power-point for example. Check before you decide.
Use the demonstration speech topics below to kick-start your own creativity. Think of them as beginnings or starting points.
Rather than pick the first idea that jumps out, build up a short list. Then go through assessing the positive as well as negative aspects, keeping the audience, your interest, setting, time and assessment needs in mind.
Demonstration Speech Topics
- read the clouds
- read the stars
- read the tides
- read tree rings
- recognize differing types of rock
- read a landscape without a map
- water divine
- track animals in the wild
- forecast weather
- recognize poisonous plants or insects
- survive in the wild
- prepare a survival kit
- train a puppy
- wash a dog
- care for a kitten
- saddle a horse
- feed a dog, horse, cat,...correctly
- interpret animal behavior
- soothe a frightened dog, cat...
- keep a pet dog or cat in an apartment
- give medicines to your dog, cat...
- care for an injured or sick pet
- set up a fish bowl
- choose a pet
- teach a parrot to talk
- prepare basic landscaping plans
- lay bricks or paving stones
- build a fence
- make a swing
- make a children's play area
- build a compost bin
- make a greenhouse
- make a windbreak
- plant a tree
- grow from seed
- graft a plant
- prepare and plant a tub of flowers or vegetables
- plant a window box of herbs
- prune a rose bush
- care for garden tools
- make a bird feeder
- choose the right plants for the right situations
- plant spring bulbs
- recognize poisonous plants or insects
- make a no-dig garden
- encourage birds or bees into the garden
- make a patio or deck garden
- how to design & make a greeting card
- make a perfect posy of flowers
- learn to draw, sketch
- learn to paint in water colors
- make papier mache
- work puppets
- use stencils
- make natural dyes
- spin or weave
- create a seasonal center piece for the table
- make a Christmas wreath
- paint eggs
- press flowers
- make your own jewelery from antique buttons
- sew your own clothes
- design your own clothes
- arrange flowers
- make your own soft furnishings
- take a brass rubbing
- tie-dye a garment
- carve or whittle wood
- learn to skate board
- learn to surf
- wax a surfboard
- choose the right piece of sporting equipment (bike, surf or skate board, shoes, protective gear...)
- score a game of tennis
- catch a fish
- prepare and set a fishing net
- smoke a fish
- play chess, checkers, dominoes, cards...
- train for a marathon
- use a snorkel correctly
- hold a softball bat
- care for a set of golf clubs
- oil a bike
- fix a puncture
- prevent sporting injuries
- fly a kite
- be a team player
- shoot a goal
- ride a bike
Food & More
- make a perfect cup of coffee, tea...
- use chop sticks
- prepare green tea and serve it correctly
- make chocolate
- plan a party
- store frozen food
- read to a child
- set a dinner table
- talk to a deaf person
- buy online safely
- read body language
- understand cultural differences in body language
And then there's...
- fix a blocked sink
- fix a leaking faucet
- replace a cracked tile
- polish wooden furniture
- restore a piece of furniture
- change a car tire
- interpret a modern painting
- read a palm
- burglar proof your home
- save money
- break old habits
- use a cell phone
- how to make and upload a video to You-tube
- read braille
More demonstration topic ideas & help
Now you've chosen your demonstration speech topic find out more about how good demonstration speeches are structured. This is an easily followed 'how to' prepare your speech guide.
Or if you're still looking, try this page of 50 how to speech ideas.
These demonstration speech topics focus on teaching vital soft skills like 'how to apologize sincerely' or 'how to accept personal criticism positively'.
Would you like a print-friendly blank speech outline template to use?
The template will step you through an ordered sequence of steps to ensure your speech has a logical beginning, middle and end.
And if your speech is being formally evaluated why not find out what the judge will be marking you on?
There's a standard speech evaluation form here.
You can find more tips like these through checking the site map.