How to Prepare a Demonstration Speech Outline

The outline is easy to prepare since the body of the speech mainly contains the steps of the process or activity you are demonstrating.

A demonstration speech outline starts with an introduction that explains to the audience what process will be demonstrated and includes any history or background that is interesting or helpful to the audience.

For example, if you were to demonstrate how to tie dye clothing, you might include some history of tie dying and show some examples of the types of clothing and accessories that can be tie dyed in the introduction of your speech.

The body of a demonstration speech outline can be divided into sections. If you are demonstrating how to make a craft project, for example, you might have a section on materials, then one containing all the steps, and a final section on how to care for or display the finished product. The sections would be the main points of your speech.

Example Speech:

How to Make a Scrapbook

I. Introduction - How many of you have a box of old photographs? Or maybe a stack of newer ones that keep piling up? How would you like to create something with those photographs that will be fun for you to make and give people pleasure for years? Today I am going to show you some great ideas for how to preserve your old and new photographs by scrapbooking. Scrapbooking has been around for ages but recently people have taken more of an interest in it and there are many new and fun tools to use.

II. Materials
    A. Scrapbook

    B. Kits
    C. Embellishments
    D. Adhesive
    E. Stamps
    F. Scissors
III. Scrapbooking steps
    A. Select photos
    B. Choose a theme
    C. Use a kit

    D. Freestyle

    E. Attach photos, frames, ribbons etc.
    F. Stamps and labels
IV. Tips for preserving scrapbooks
    A. Use lignin-free paper
    B. Use acid free and color safe fabrics

V. Conclusion - Making scrapbooks is a great way to preserve your memories for yourself and others. Scrapbooking is also fun and easy so get yourself started and enjoy!


As you can see, the conclusion of a demonstration speech outline generally summarizes the speech and encourages the audience members to try it for themselves. If the demonstration was truly effective, the audience should be inspired and feel empowered to give it a try.

If this article had been a speech, it would have been a demonstration on how to create a demonstration speech outline! I hope that now you can see how easy it is to prepare a demonstration speech outline and feel ready and inspired to try one yourself!

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