DEMONSTRATION/ PROCESS ANALYSIS
Perhaps one of the most common informative speeches is the demonstration of a
We will define a demonstration as any speech in which the speaker attempts to
show the audience how to do something, how to make something, or how
To make effective demonstrations, a speaker needs the following: the audience
to accept his or her personal expertise, a clear chronological organizational
pattern, and the ability to use the materials of the demonstration.
The speaker must demonstrate and explain; the speaker must identify the steps
in the process and present them systematically.
Prepare a five-to-seven minute speech in which you show how something is made,
how something is done, or how something works. Evaluation will focus on quality of the
topic; selection, construction, use of visual aids, and skill in organization and presentation.
The following are the kinds of topics that would be appropriate for this assignment.
How to do it:
racquetball killshot, hanging wallpaper, refinish furniture, perform basic magic
tricks, rewire a lamp, develop film
How to make it:
paper figures, wood carvings, unusual dish, scrapbook
How it works:
zone defense, compact disc, camera, photo copier, human circulatory system,
Demonstration speeches are also discussed in chapter 13 of your text book
Due dates for your speech are in your syllabus!
Remember you should have a formal outline and a key word outline. Follow the guidelines
in your text book and course packet.
Also, remember to follow the visual aid guidelines discussed in your textbook.