This presentation slide asks students to create a "mini speech," in this case, a mini demonstration speech.
For this "mini speech," students must choose a simple activity to demonstrate, or teach, to the class. (Short list included on slide.) Then, they must create a one to one and a half minute speech demonstrating how to do the activity.
Slide includes all the speech must haves. This is a great prep activity for the actual demonstration speech. I usually give my students the majority of the class period to prepare their speech, then dedicate the last 10-15 minutes of class to deliver their "mini speech."
I consider this activity a "rough draft" of their actual demonstration speech, and I create some feedback for them to put in place for their actual speech.
You could easily manipulate this "mini speech" into a "mini essay," or even have students complete the "mini speech" to then turn into a well-developed essay based on actual experience.
This activity is also great to have students do on the spot, meaning without preparation, to get them to break down the steps completely. Sometimes things are easier if you say them aloud. :)