March 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm 2 comments

So far, out of all the speeches, I think the demonstration speech was the best.  It was easier to present because I was doing something while talking. And, it seemed to be  a lot easier.  For my demonstration speech, I demonstrated how to play the card game uno, and told all the rules about it.

The card game Uno is a very fun game.  You can play with two people but it’s such much better with a bunch of people!  I normally play with 7 cards but you can play with 5 if you want.  There are different cards that you need to know about: the skip cards are worth 25 pts.  You can throw this card down when the card is the same color on the playing stack or if someone else lays down a skip.  The skip card skips the next person in line.  Then there is the wild card.  This card can be laid down at any time.  It changes the color of the playing stack to whatever color you want.  Also, there are reverse cards.  These cards can be played when the color of the reverse is being played, or if a person lays down a reverse.  The reverse card reverses the direction of the playing game.  And then there are the draw two’s and the trade hands.  the draw two’s can be played when the color of the draw two is being played or if the person before you lays down a draw two.  The draw two card means to draw two extra cards from the deck.  In my family, when we play uno, we always pick one target to hit with the draw two’s.  So before my family starts, they pass around one draw two to each person except for that one target.  So when the game starts, we all lay down the draw two’s and that person normally ends up 32 cards! it’s great! The trade hand cards are probably the worse card ever.  You can play this card at any time to trade hands with a different person.  All of these cards are with 25 pts. each.

The object of the game is to get rid of all of your cards, but when you get down to your very last card you have to say Uno, because if someone catches you with one card and you don’t say uno, then you have to draw two more cards.  This is a really fun game to play with anyone.  You can buy it at walmart or anywhere else.  It was fun demonstrating this game. Enjoy!

Alex W.


Entry filed under: Demonstration Speech, public speaking, Public Speaking Tips, Speech Topics, Uncategorized.

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  • 1. rous8883  |  March 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I LOVE uno!!!! 🙂

  • 2. drewd34  |  March 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Alex, you’re not in my class but I couldnt resist when i saw this. UNO is definetly one of my favorite games to play. Reading your blog helped me out on the points system because I always get confused about that


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