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Demonstrative: making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.












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Demonstrative Speech Topic Ideas
by Brian Benjamin Carter, MS, LAc

Brian has been a public speaker for five years, has been a guest on national radio shows, and is president of his local speaking club, Toastmasters of La Jolla. He teaches at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California, and is the author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.


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What makes a good demonstrative speech topic? It has to be a subject that involves a process. Why?

Because you have to demonstrate it! So you're going to answer a "how to" question. Of course, the more common a process this is, the better, because your audience will listen, but if they've all done it before, they'll start yawning.

And, it must be something you've done a bunch of times. So you know how to do it, but you may be surprised that when you break it down into parts of a process, it's a little clunky. You'll probably find out it's more complicated than you thought.

  • how to braid someones hair
  • proper stances for sports
  • how make a taco
  • clever ways to wrap gifts
  • how to pack for a trip
  • how to swing a golf club or bat properly
  • how to shoot a basketball properly
  • how to make a dangerous turn on a bicycle on a busy street
  • block in football
  • make pico de gallo
  • conduct yourself in an interview
  • make an orange julius
  • make pizza wraps
  • dance the merengue
  • make an origami crane
  • make rice krispy treats
  • decorate a cake
  • make an origami shirt
  • make rosebud kisses
  • do the Heimlich maneuver
  • make Spanish rice
  • draw easy cartoons
  • operate a paintball gun
  • make a Chinese chicken salad
  • make Easter baskets
  • play basic guitar chords
  • make a flower out of ribbon
  • play blackjack
  • make frappacinos properly
  • read vehicle invoice prices
  • rehabilitate a shoulder injury
  • troubleshoot computer problems
  • walk on crutches
  • make cookies

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Then, you're probably going to have to use props and visual aids. Simplify the process to a few steps and put them on a handout. Make sure you've chosen a demonstrative speech topic that it practical for the room where you'll be demonstrating. For example, "how to light M-80 firecrackers" performed in a small room is probably not going to work out well for you grade-wise. Nor is it all that complicated or illuminating.


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