I do sky tours all the time. Some are for binocular users. Some are for schools. Some are done at an observatory. These have NOTHING to do with the equipment, other than matching aperture to targets. It is all about understanding your audience.
Why would you need plate solving? Sorry, I don't understand the point.
I do outreach with a Meade ETX 80 refractor and a Meade LX200 14" SCT. Either one can present showcase targets appropriate to its aperture. I just punch in the targets and the scope finds them. No need for plate solving.
I pick 4-5 targets for an evening, but mostly they want to see planets and the Moon.
This post closely reflects my thinking and experience about introducing people to this hobby, something I do a lot of at outreach events. I would only add the extra charm of a bit of star hopping as well as using the goto. I do both at my club events.
I want to show people beautiful, interesting objects, not impress them with software. I don't mind impressing them a little with my knowledge of the night sky, (such as it is) because this is an important part of this hobby for me. If I can point out a few stars, that, if they follow them by star hopping, will lead them to M31, they've learned something. As they look through my scope at Andromeda, I tell them a few facts about it, the experience is enhanced.
To me, that's way more interesting (and impressive) than saying, "Watch me push these buttons and see the scope do its own thing. OK, now we will look at what it's found for us."
Now, if your non-astronomer is someone you know to be fascinated with electronic gadgetry, by all means, incorporate a presentation based on plate solving. But for most newcomers to the hobby, it will be confusing, as they really will have no frame of reference for what's going on and will enjoy interacting with you and your enthusiasm and knowledge of the sky much more than admiring some technology.