A “How To” Speech

Here we have compiled a list of “how to” speech topics. These are perfect for shorter informative presentations between three and ten minutes long. You can easily add visual aids, by using images on a PowerPoint, or using a prop.
You can focus on your skills and interests. If you’re great at soccer, for instance, teach them how they can improve their soccer skills. If you’re a great writer, teach them how to improve their writing.

Food “How to” Topics
How to make…

  • Cookies
  • Smoothies
  • Date Slices
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Your favourite food
  • Strawberry-banana Milkshakes!
  • Rice crispy treats
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Brownies
  • Haggis (awesome idea as it is automatically a little odd so people take notice to it)
  • Ice
  • Sandwich
  • A cup of tea
  • Peanut butter and jam (jelly) sandwich
  • Well-done toast without burning it.
  • A mixed drink (alcoholic or not)
  • Eat a sandwich
  • Pack a sack lunch
  • Order a pizza

Hobby and Leisure “How to” Topic

How to…

  • Win
  • Sing
  • Drive
  • Lifeguard
  • Walk
  • Dance
  • Dance the salsa
  • Tie a tie
  • Buy stock
  • Ride a bike
  • Knit a scarf
  • Iron a shirt
  • Throw a party
  • Put on makeup
  • Paint your nails
  • Wrap a present
  • Sharpen a pencil
  • Tie a shoe lace
  • Sew on a button
  • Fix a broken zipper
  • Draw a bubble bath
  • Gift-wrap a present
  • teach your dog tricks
  • Set up your own e-mail
  • Listen/Chill out to music
  • Decorate a Christmas Tree
  • Play your favourite board game
  • learn the welsh national anthem
  • Provide a presentation using Powerpoint.
  • Say Hello in 10 different languages (visual aid should be the flag of each country on screen/board for everyone to see)

How to make…

  • A sledge (sled) toboggan
  • A craft project
  • A pinhole camera
  • A musical instrument
  • A rag doll
  • A puppet
  • A model boat
  • A cartoon
  • A plasticine model
  • A bunch of flowers
  • A survival kit
  • A craft
  • A cheap costume
  • A scrapbook
  • A CD
  • A paper hat
  • Jewellery
  • Origami (paper creatures)
  • Something out of wood
  • Something for less than $1
  • Something amazing on PowerPoint
  • Something out of Lego
  • Ten knots
  • Save money

How to do…

  • A French braid
  • A manicure/pedicure
  • A magic trick
  • A load of laundry
  • A thumb war
  • The Haka (Māori dance)

How to draw a cartoon character e.g.:

How to Draw Snoopy

How to Draw a Smurf

How to Draw Yourself as a Simpson

How To Draw Yourself as a South Park Character

If you go YouTube, you can learn to create a character step by step so just stick w/ the basics (head, eyes, mouth, body) and show your audience your new skills step by step. Your audience can even decide how the hair and clothing and such. It’s a really easy thing to draw and by drawing you are demonstrating.

Creative “How to” Topics

How to …

  • Live
  • Love
  • Hate
  • Vote
  • Sleep
  • Have fun
  • Lose weight
  • Get revenge
  • Be yourself
  • Save a life
  • Float a boat
  • Pick a fight
  • Mow a lawn
  • Fake a sneeze
  • Take a shower
  • Lose your mind
  • Register to vote
  • Do a good prank
  • Give up smoking
  • Run a marathon
  • Conquer your fear
  • Read body language
  • Fake an emergency
  • Not to do a speech
  • How to do a ‘how to’
  • Get dressed in the morning
  • Teach your dog to do tricks
  • Find a dog that’s suited to you
  • How to write a how to speech”
  • How to do a million and one things
  • Make your significant other/spouse happy on valentine’s day (bring Hershey kisses for show)

How to make..

  • Friends
  • Your millions
  • Your mum very happy
  • An enemy of your best friend
  • A packet of chewing gum last a week
  • Conversation (with friends/strangers/adults/kids)

Funny “How to” Topics

  • Fake a barf
  • Fool of yourself
  • Make a practical joke
  • Make an audience laugh
  • How to associate the universe with toothpaste

Do you have any ideas for a ‘How to ‘ speech? Or maybe you have done one recently? Please let us know in the comments box below.


1 Comment
  1. I’ve been trying to come with a how to speech, & how to do a how to speech sounds like a great idea.

    Hiemlick Jingles 1 Sep at 5:57 pm