How-to demonstraion ideas?
Hi everyone! So for my speech class, we're required to do demonstrate how to do something. But I am HORRIBLE at coming up with ideas XP so maybe you guys can give me some ideas? I'd like to do something that'll interest the class that's also artsy or crafty. I was thinking about teaching them how to knit but I don't want every guy sleeping during my speech, haha. I also thought about how to juggle, make a strawberry banana smoothie, and make homemade ice cream. Some rules were that we couldn't take the class off campus and the speech has to be at least 8 mins [no longer than 15 mins] so it can't be something like how to make a pb&j sandwich. And I would like it if your ideas didn't take more than a week and a half to learn [I have to present this on the 30th as well as hand in an outline beforehand]. Soo any ideas? Thanks in advance!! ^___^
I would definitely do something food related. Everyone loves to eat. If you show them how to make something yummy, and have enough of the finished product, people won't even remember what you were talking about...they'll just remember there was good stuff, and they liked it. Easy A. ;)
Maybe Make something CrockPot related. Like little smokies. You could say something like, "can you believe that Grape Jelly is a the main ingredient???" Cause most people don't know that recipe.Then pass out toothpicks. ;) It would be relatively cheap to make too. Just depends on if you'll be able to keep the crock-pot plugged in, and how long they'll be in there cooking.
I'm not saying DO little smokies. I just know they're cheap to make and really good. ;)
Otherwise, I demonstrated once how to make a mask out of a balloon and strips of newspaper dipped in a flour paste mixture. When the paper dries, you pop the balloon and there's your mask. (I could elaborate on this if you want)
Maybe you should try making a loose scarf. That one took me about 8 minutes. It's pretty easy to make too so I think that everyone in the class will be able to try it, I don't know if the guys would want to make a scarf but it's worth a try.
You could also try making a candy wrapper bracelet, but this one took me while. It's super easy, if you happen to have a bunch of old wrappers. Obviously this wouldn't work if you only used 5 wrappers.
LEGO BRACELET! Haven't tried it yet.
Newspaper nails. Hey, maybe the guys are into this stuff...
Record notebook. If your parents still have those and are kind enough to let you use them.
Soda can robot. Pretty easy to make.
UHHH, I think thats good enough. GOOD LUCK!!
Thanks for the ideas! I think I might do something more food related though, just because it's easier to demonstrate for 8 mins. Either that or maybe this cuckoo clock model thing:
It isn't actually a clock, but I figured I could add clock parts to make it cute AND useable ^___^
I like the idea of smoothies. You could also include info about the healthy aspect of them versus the dreaded fizzy drinks. Like 'smoothies give you a longer lasting energy fix and have necessary vitamins and minerals as well as tasting good'. You could easy fill your time with the extra info as you go along. Then just ask 'em to form a queue for a sample Freebies always get thumbs up!
Yes! That's what I was thinking too! And like with the homemade ice cream, I learned it in chemistry and there's this part where you have to shake the bag FOREVER. I thought I could talk about how it relates to chemistry and maybe it would take a good chunk of time
Thanks for the input!
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