Demonstrative speech topics
-'how to' speech ideas by the dozens
Here's a selection of good demonstrative speech topics covering a broad variety of themes:
But before you rush to choose any of them you should really examine your own interest areas first. Why? Because choosing a visual aids speech topic you genuinely care about will make it easier for you to prepare your speech well.
You'll do it with real passion and that will shine through. Your enthusiasm will pull the audience in and they'll want to know about what you've got to share.
Mix your interests, your expertise, with your audience's needs and expectations you'll come up with a compelling topic.
Using my lists
The best way to use my
lists of demonstrative speech topics is as a starting point to trigger
your own how to ideas for demonstration speeches. The magic of 'how'
Truly, a demonstrative speech topic could be on anything at all.
Put the magic word
in front of almost any aspect of life you can think of and there's a
demonstration speech topic. They may not all be suitable for your
audience but they're 'how to' topics nevertheless!
Add visual aids to illustrate, (charts, graphs, handouts, costumes, objects, actors to role play or demonstrate, video snippets, audio tracks, posters, photographs, power point ...), a lot of rehearsal and there's your speech.
pitch a product make a cold call close a sale prepare a presentation
write a resume run a meeting write business emails dress well on a small budget develop a contacts list balance commitments prioritize time prepare an elevator speech write a proposal note take write minutes of a meeting conference call effectively question well listen well read body language manage taxes
make great power point slides socialize in a business setting manage a small project analyze the competition apply for a job complete an online skill or aptitude test run a market stall apply for a grant mentor a colleague encourage entrepreneurial thinking and action develop a business model research a potential product use online social media effectively work from home
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live off grid
save for your retirement
use a credit card well
manage a household budget
set up a urban co-operative
save on groceries
set up a weekly meal planner
make your own baby food, bread, health drinks (smoothies), beverages (beer, wine,
lemonade ...), cheese, yoghurt, preserves (jams, jellies, pickles, canned fruit and
sew or repair your own clothes - fix a hem, zip, replace a button ...
do your own household repairs - fix a clogged drain, paint a room, fix a door handle, a
leaky tap ...
make your own cosmetics
recognize and use medicinal herbs or plants
build your own furniture -indoor and outdoor
grow vegetables, flowers, herbs, cacti ...
grow from seed or cuttings
design and build a garden, courtyard, play area ...
decorate a child's room, a cake, a table ...
launder your own clothes
organize a clothing, book, toy, plant or furniture and household goods swap
get free education help online
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a crying baby
an elderly person
someone who is ill
skin - dry skin, sunburn, acne ...
a computer, car, bike, lawn mower ...
art works, fine furniture, antiques or any special collection ...
a pet: dog, cat, rabbit, bird, fish ...
add your own 'how to care for' topic
Return to Top First aid procedures - what to do if someone:
faints has a heart, panic or asthma attack has an epileptic fit
has a severe allergic response to something breaks a limb
is burned or poisoned is hyperventilating Survival - what to do when:
an earthquake strikes a building catches on fire you're caught out in
a storm or any other type of disaster Safety procedures of any sort:
cooking hiking biking riding dating
swimming boating climbing skiing sailing
food preparation and storage gun handling ...
Return to Top How to play old fashioned party or parlor games:
blind man's bluff
pin the tail on the donkey
creeping up on grandma
I went to the shop and what did I buy? I bought ... and other memory
games How to:
play card tricks
play string games
play knuckle bones
play skipping games
sing a round
tell a joke
learn a new dance move
plan a party - theme, decor, food, drink, music, invitations, entertainment
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