The Demonstration Speech


Objective: We will TEACH the class HOW TO DO something. We will break down the steps and procedures to both explain AND show how this process works.


  • 4-5 minutes- SUMMATIVE presentation grade
  • Can use 3 note cards when presenting
  • Must follow the outline format
  • Must turn in a TYPED outline
  • Must have a visual aid- power point/poster


  • Select a topic that you can easily provide visual aids.
  • Select a topic that will be relevant and interesting to the majority of your classmates.
  • Avoid obvious or overdone topics. If most people in the audience already know how to complete the process you are demonstrating, then there is no need for you to demonstrate it, unless you are demonstrating a totally new and different way to do so. Example: tying your shoes, PB&J
  • Avoid any topic that is too complicated. If the process cannot be broken down into simple and distinct steps, or would take too much time to demonstrate, pick something else.
  • Avoid any process that cannot be easily demonstrated in our classroom. Consider the size of our classroom or lack of equipment. YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING.
  • Be sure that the steps and explanation are IN YOUR OWN WORDS. You should not be copying and pasting directions that you find online or simply reading a recipe written by someone else.

Grading                                                                          Extra Credit:

Formative:                                                        No notecard- memorized                                                  Outline Worksheet—25 points                 Volunteer for 1st speaker or 1st day
Dressed up- professional attire

Presentation—100 points


Presentations Start: _____________________________

 Organization: Outline Format- how you should organize your information

The speech must have an introduction, body, and conclusion.


  1. Attention Getter: get the audience attention

use a quote, a question, an interesting fact

  1. Topic (thesis) Statement: state the process you will demonstrate
  2. Preview: preview what you will focus on for each main point

Transition Sentence: “First we will…”


  1. Identify and Describe the materials
    1. Where are they
    2. Where can they be found
    3. Alternatives or different types

 Transition Sentence: “Next we will…”

  1. Explain the steps
    1. Go in order
    2. Be specific and clear

Transition Sentence: “Finally we will…”

  1. Importance or Summary
    1. Historical or background details
    2. How to clean up
    3. How to use this, why you should do this


  1. Review: remind us of the main points you focused on
  2. Closure: connect back to the attention getter or use another quote, fact, question to wrap up




  1. Attention Getter: Have you ever felt awkward when faced with an unfamiliar food, not knowing what it is or even how to eat it?
  2. Topic (thesis) Statement: A mango is one of these very foods that can be complicated.
  3. Preview: Today, we will learn different types of mangos, how to prepare and eat one, and different ways mangoes are used.

 Transition Sentence: “To start we have to know what mangoes are and different types ”


  1. A mango is a known as a “stone fruit” which means it contains a large seed or pit in the middle and is surrounded by the edible fruit, like a peach”
    1. A mango is originally from South Asia and so is used a lot in Asian food. Especially in Thailand and India. There up to 1,000 different types of mangoes- each is pretty similar in taste- here are the main ones. (show picture)
    2. Need to make sure you choose a ripe mango. Can tell it’s ripe by color and feel. If they don’t change color, is ripe when it’s somewhat squishy- not hard like an apple.

 Transition Sentence: “Next we will learn how to actually peel and cut mangoes”

  1. Explain the steps
    1. Need a sharp knife- otherwise wont be able to get through the skin, could bruise the mango
    2. First- cut around the seed of the mango- it’s not something you just eat around like a peach- known as the pit and then the cheeks have the actual fruit you’ll eat
      • can dice
      • use a glass
    3. Clean up- make sure to use soap- very juicy and sticky
      • will keep up to a few days once cut or in the freezer for a few months
      • or can keep ripe mangos in fridge for a week

Transition Sentence: “Finally we will learn how to use them and why they’re so delicious!”

  1. Importance or Summary
    1. HEALTHY! Vitamin C (helps immune system), Vitamin A (vision), antioxidants to help prevent against cancer- some say can even benefit skin and hair
    2. used in A LOT of ways- by themselves, in salsa, smoothies, dried mango
      • lots of cuisine likes to use spicy with mango (Vera Mango sucker)- helps sooth the spice (mango chutney, Indian food)


  1. Review: Today we talked about what mangos are, how to prepare it, and then why they are so great!
  2. Closure: Next time you’re out and about shopping, don’t be afraid of unknown fruits because they could turn out the be the most delicious.