Posts filed under ‘Demonstration Speech’

Happy Little Trees

Wow. I just realized that I hadn’t paid enough attention to the date posted on the schedule for when this blog post was due!!!! I have been too focused on the visual reflection project 🙂

Anywhoooo…… I have truly enjoyed all the demonstrations I’ve seen. It’s been nice to have all the mid-day snacks that accompanied many of the presentations. 🙂 I’ve even made some of the dip recipes at home already, and even cooler, sent one to my guys drumming circle thing Saturday night. Everyone there, (even the vegans) enjoyed Jenna’s taco dip 🙂

I chose to demonstrate some simple painting, I feel like that is something I’ve done enough to demonstrate effectively. Everyone seemed to get a kick out of what was happening. Classroom affection levels for hippo’s has skyrocketed since winter began 🙂

I am a little sad that it’s all almost over. This experience has been a blessing. To see so many people sharing such immense pieces of themselves is just a beautiful thing.

(Gonna work on hippo t-shirt design now though,…..jus’ sayin’) 🙂



March 7, 2011 at 11:34 am 6 comments

How to prepare a Demonstration Speech

So I know it has been quite a while since my last post, and I fully promise not to go on about speech’s correlation to theatre… well, maybe just a pinch.  So in our class over the last few weeks we have managed to cover our Informative and Demonstrative speeches.  I can say I was actually genuinely pleased with both of these speeches. 

For my demonstration I was able to brush aside the theatrics for a while and choose a topic that the audience enjoyed: rabbits.  I am a 4-Her who has shown rabbits for 7 years now, and I also have a breeding business, but you can only imagine the number of “aaaaaawwwwws” I heard when I brought in one of my prized Dutch.  My speech was to teach the audience how to show a rabbit.  Basically I chose a topic I am not only very familiar with but have been teaching the same demonstration to younger exhibitors for years.  I will admit that when demonstrating such a broad topic it was too easy to make my speech sometimes sound like an informative speech with all of the examples and explaining I had to give.  So while my points were solid I felt that I could have improved the process aspect of it a bit.

I have noticed that while it is very fun to give a demonstrative speech, it is actually not as simple as it seems to layout.  When planning to give a demonstrative speech it is critical that you know what it is that you are going to demonstrate.  If you have a topic that has a lot of explaining with it, be sure that you have cleanly placed the steps or processes into specific points.  For instance my first point was what is required of the owner in caring for the rabbit prior to show.  My next point was then my actual demonstration where I used my rabbit to demonstrate how to perform showmanship.  Then my final point was actually giving examples to the audience of what is required of the exhibitor by means of knowledge of rabbits. This is merely an example, but as the speaker you can make your points your process or your process may be a part of your points!  Just always be sure that your points are clear, flow easily, and of course correlate to the central topic.


March 7, 2011 at 11:32 am 3 comments

Skyline Dip

Well first off this so far has been my hardest speech. I could not think of anything to demonstrate to the class. I think that my speech went well, and I am glad that I picked a dip that everyone seemed to like. Even though this was my hardest speech it was the best so far because we got to try, and  learn different things from different people.


March 7, 2011 at 11:30 am 2 comments

Oh, The Places I’ll Go

My speech Monday was all about taco dip.  However, I have a strong feeling that Candee did not want us just to learn how to make taco dip or buffalo chicken dip (though it was delicious).  It was so we could learn how to teach others things we were taught that we take for granted.  Personally, I make the dip once every three months.  I brought it to my work Christmas party, to my family’s Super Bowl party, I have it at almost every get together I have, and I just plain like to eat it!  Because I make it so often, I was able to share the process with my classmates.  Because I am taking this class and learning how to present things, I will be able to share things with the public with ease in the future.

I was logging on the website to write my blog this morning, and I noticed a post about Dr. Seuss’ book, Oh The Places You’ll Go.  It made me think about where I am going in life and I feel like everything hit me at once.  I did not just teach the class how to make dip, I taught the class part of my life!  It is a tradition in my family, and it is actually a big part of my life.  My life will continue on (hopefully) for many years to come, gaining knowledge every day.  It would be selfish to keep the information to myself.  I need to share it, present it, live it.  Thank goodness I have Candee and this speech class!



8 oz Cream Cheese

16 oz Sour Cream

3 T Taco Seasoning

Shredded Lettuce

Shredded Cheese

Salsa or Tomatoes

Blend the cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning in a bowl until a smooth consistency is obtained.  Pour it into a 9×13 in pan into a flat layer.  Top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes or salsa, and eat with taco chips.  Enjoy!

March 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm 3 comments

Edible Play-dough!!!!

For my last speech I told how you would make edible play-dough!  I just thought it would be a fun demonstration to share because I know that a lot of teenagers baby-sit and some of the adults in our class have children so I thought what would be better than to give them people a way to involve their kids in a very fun activity!

I enjoyed this demonstration speech because it was a lot of fun and you could eat it which made it 10 times better!  I always remember playing with play-dough at my grandparents house when I was younger, but you only got so much you weren’t allowed to mix your colors and $5.oo for a handful of play-dough is outrageous to me!  So this way I had more freedom to do what I wanted mix what I wanted and just have fun!  I don’t however think I did as well on this speech as I could have I was still a little nervous and trying to talk while doing making something is kind of hard but my next speech can only get better I hope!

The Recipe for the edible play-dough I made is

1 cup of powdered or dried milk

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup of honey

Mix all these ingredients together in a bowl either using a spoon or your hands.(The food coloring is optional)


March 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm 11 comments

Demo on researching stocks

I feel I picked a great topic to help people make money, especially for retirement, but could not present it in an efficient way with the time restraints. I do hope that I inspired some to start looking at building wealth now while you guys and girls are young. These years in your 20’s are where you will see the most profits from interests being built up later in your life. This is very crucial. It is the difference of profiting thousands of dollars compared to millions of dollars if done correctly.

I do wish that I had at least an hour to present this topic. With more time I could have explained the concepts of interest building, building wealth for early retirement, and so forth.

For people interested in making money with stocks, remember to do your research first. Any decisions about investing money should be done logically and not emotionally.

Remember to buy low and sell high.

Always take a profit, never hold a stock indefinitely.

Some good investing channels on DirectTV are channels 355, 356, 357.

And always read and keep up to date with what is going on in the world, especially the business sectors.

Good Luck!


March 2, 2011 at 11:25 am 5 comments

Demonstration Speech

Well we have already had some demonstration speeches and they all have been great so far! I learned how to draw a wolf, we had a bunny in the class (which I loved), we had one about a sport, and we learned something about an instrument.

We have a lot more coming tomorrow and Wednesday, though, and I’m excited to see what else I will learn! As soon as I found out we were going to be doing a demonstration speech I knew I wanted to bake something. I LOVE sweets! (especially chocolate). I wasn’t sure what dessert I was going to make until about two weeks ago. A friend made Oreo cupcakes and after I took my first bite they were my new favorite dessert! They were awesome, and after I heard how easy they are to make, I knew I wanted to show you all how to make them. I’m excited about giving this speech because I get to actually make the cupcakes in front of the class (without the baking part of course) and I think it’s going to be really fun! I’ll feel like one of those people on the cooking channel. I hope I do as good at explaining as they do. I feel the somewhat difficult thing about a demonstration speech is the form in which we are supposed to abide by, as far as the introduction, main points, and conclusion. With demonstrating things you kinda just want to go straight to demonstrating and explaining and it all becomes just one main point instead of breaking it up. I figured out how I will give my speech by sticking to the correct form, and I think it will work fine. I’m ready for this speech and can’t wait for everyone to try these cupcakes! I hope everyone likes them.. If you don’t like chocolate I’m sorry! See everyone tomorrow.



February 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm 12 comments

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