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DEMONSTRATION SPEECH. The “how to” speech!. What is a Demonstration Speech?. 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 .

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  1. DEMONSTRATION SPEECH The “how to” speech!

  2. What is a Demonstration Speech? • A Demonstration speech is written to EXPLAIN and SHOWpeopleHOWto do something. This might involve using various types of visual aids, or handout to ensure the effectiveness of the instructions. • General Purpose: To Demonstrate • Specific Purpose: Determine the specific purpose of your speech topics. State it in one simple sentence. For example: I want to demonstrate how to ……

  3. Assignment • TIME LIMIT: 7-10 minutes • OUTLINE: Due one week prior to due date • NOTECARDS: Turn in the day of the speech. • SOURCE CARDS: 5 sources, turn in day of speech • VISUAL AIDS: minimum of 2… but no limit. • DRESS: DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE DEMONSTRATION!

  4. Demonstration Topics TO DEMONSTRATE IS TO SHOW……. • How To Make ... • How To Fix ... • How To Use ... • How To Do ... • How ... Works • How ... Is Done, Produced or Made • Your speech should show how to do something as well as give information and facts about its background and/or history. • KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE… • Who are they - demographics? • What are their interests? • What do they like? • What are their needs?

  5. Demonstration Topics DON’T FORGET… • to pick a topic you know how to do! • That will fit into the time limit (not too short or too long) • That will keep your audience’s attention! • That can be demonstrated either in the room or somewhere on the school boundaries with props/visual aids that you can manage well and/or are accessible.

  6. General Demonstration Topics • Food and Drink • Household • Sports • Recreation • Health & Beauty • Home Improvement • Dancing • Instruments • Fashion • Decorations • Cars • Science • Nature • Magic • Yoga • Food • Construction • Animals

  7. Specific Demonstration Topics to tie a tie to be a vegetarian to change oil to create a mask to perform tai’chi chito play piano to do a cheerleading routineto make a pineapple upside down caketo dance the waltzto plan a wedding to paint flowersto play guitar to make home made ice creamto change a tireto dance the hula to make your garden full of flowers year around to throw a curve ballto make won-tonsto Irish danceto make a fast summer salad to make a new candle out of old ones to make a dress to make a birthday caketo carve a pumpkin to style your hair to greet Japanese people to juggle

  8. Specific Demonstration Topics to do a slam dunkto do laundryto make origami to tie a square knotto do basic judoto make lasagnato sing a songto make a sweet dessert to ski, wakeboard, make sand castlesto iron to throw a fast pitch ball to saddle a horseto make a golf swing to prevent injury to develop the best serve in a tennis game to exerciseto do yoga to speak Italian to memorizeto do standup comedyto do a back handspringto write a song/poetryto play golfto do balletto speak a different language

  9. Introduction • HOOKor motivate your audience by getting their attention. • State the purposeof your speech… what you are going to teach them. • Previewthe main points…. No need to list the steps, just give a general idea of what is to come • Give the audience a reason to listen...a use that might apply to them

  10. Body • State your backgroundwith this skill (when did you learn it and why your chose it) • Give some factualinformation(history of the skill, or popularity of it) • 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 emphasized including any safety issues

  11. Conclusion • Review what was just covered in your speech. • Restateyour purpose. • Tell us the valuein knowing this skill. • Leave us with a final punch!

  12. Outline II. BODY: My background with this skill B. Some Factual info about this skill C. Instructions / Task breakdown INTERNAL SUMMARY III. CONCLUSION: A. Review Main points: B. Restate Purpose: C. What is the value in knowing this skill: D. Final Punch: I. INTRODUCTION: A. Attention Getter: B. Purpose: C. Preview main points: 1. My background with this skill 2. Some Factual information about this skill 3. Instructions / Task breakdown D. Reason to listen:

  13. NOTECARDS 1. Use white index cards. • Make an outline for the body of your speech WITH KEY POINTS. • Write out any transitions (review/previews) 2. Keep in mind that your card is graded for neatness as well as completeness--you can't speak WELL from messy and cluttered notes.

  14. SOURCE CARD a. Turn in 5 3x5 note cards each with complete bibliography of at least 5 published sources (within the last 5 yrs) b. No more than three of the sources can come from the Internet, and all Internet sources should include a complete reference not just a URL address. c. Dictionaries and encyclopedias will only count as ONE source

  15. VISUAL AIDS  1.Visual aids should be used to enhancethe explanation of the topic. It is not to take the place of information. Should be well prepared and incorporated into the speech. 2. Ask yourself these questions about your visual aid… • Is the visual aid accurate and contains NO spelling / fact errors, and is it up to date? • Can the audience see the aid easily from the back of the room? • Is the information neat with adequate spacing and contrasting colors? • Is the visual aid SIMPLE and not cluttered with too many details?

  16. Practice Delivering the Speech • VOCAL DELIVERY • Volume • Rate • Pitch • Variety • Pronunciation • Articulation • NONVERBAL DELIVERY • Facial expressions • Gestures • General body movement • Overall physical appearance

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