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The Demonstrative SpeechTaken from the Internet Presented by Ma. Carmie Flor I. Ortego Darcy L. Viojan

What is a Demonstrative Speech? A speech that tells/shows an audience how to do something It requires that you provide instruction by using materials in which to perform a specific task

General Outline

1. Introduction Attention getter A statement of what it is you are going to do

2. Body Provides a list of materials Explains how to do a certain thing Shows the stages of production

General Outline

3. Conclusion: Reviews the steps briefly Explains how learning this particular thing will help the audience

Choosing a topic, appealing to audiences, and the attention getter

The Introduction:

Choosing a Topic

Choose a topic that you and your group are proficient at or are comfortable presenting on. Also, choose a topic that can be addressed during the allotted time.

Choosing a Topic

While you want to catch your audiences attention, you may choose a topic that they may be fond of. You just need to appeal to them and catch their attention.

Appealing to Your Audience

You want your audience to take something away from your demonstration, as well as be interested, so you must appeal to them. Consider the demographics of the audience.

Appealing to Your Audience

For example, you're showing a class of middle-aged women how to change a tire. What might you say to grab their attention in the beginning and throughout the speech?

The Attention Getter

First impressions are important Grab your listeners interest within the first ten to 15 seconds of the introduction.

The Attention Getter

Dont just state, This is a demonstration on how to make pizza

Give a scenario, provide an interesting fact or statistic, or ask a question.

The Body:Materials, visual aids, fillers, and steps


List your needed materials or skills. Make sure the materials and what you do with the materials are visible. With demonstration speeches, use speech to enhance what it is you are demonstrating. That is, what you do and what you say should work together.


Also, provide any vocabulary that the audience may need to know.

Visual Aids

Be sure that your visuals can be seen clearly. If you cannot reproduce the exact product in your short film, drawings, models, and pictures may be used. Visual representation should be accurate.

Visual Aids

For instance, if you are teaching some one to throw a shot put, but you do not have a shot put, you can use a softball and paint it a dark color. Dont use a baseball or soccer ball. Label drawings, models, or pictures if necessary or be sure to point to a specific thing. For creativity, you may also want to consider dressing or acting the part.


Throughout your speech there should never be a prolonged moment of silence. If your speech has pause in between steps, instead of remaining silent, tell the audience how they you can use the final product, warn them about any errors that are likely to occur if not careful, or any variations of the thing you are demonstrating to them.


Be sure not to confuse the audience by going off topic. When choosing fillers, make sure they are of interesting, are informative, and appeal to audiences.


Supply the audience with the steps needed to finish the task.

Your audience should be able to follow your steps.

Steps Steps should be simple to follow. Steps should be detailed.

There should be a reasonable amount of steps. Take into consideration the time limit for the speech.

Restate, summarize, and suggest

The Conclusion:

Restate and Summarize During your conclusion, restate your steps. Also, summarize the purpose of learning the particular skill you choose to demonstrate. Remember that it is a conclusion, so be brief.


To finalize, dont end with, and that is how you Instead, after your conclusion, suggest how the audience can use this particular thing to better their lives.


For example, if you teach an audience to make pudding, a final statement could be, now that you know how to make instant pudding, youll always have an easy time to make dessert whenever you have guests.