Public Presentations Information
The ability to clearly communicate an idea to others is a powerful tool. It is a necessary skill that will help you reach many goals in life. Mastering this skill during your 4-H career will give you the advantages needed to succeed in:
Positive Community Change
4-H Public Presentations is an investment in your future and every member, including Cloverbuds, should participate every year. This is not a competition, rather an opportunity to become a better you. You cannot fail, but you will learn, grow and develop lifelong speaking abilities that will help you now in school, home, and in club/community leadership opportunities. If your 4H club is interested in receiving assistance in preparing a public presentation our 4-H educator, Anna Harrod-McGrew, would be happy to help. Whether youth need help outlining a presentation, understanding the rules or coping with stage fright, Anna would be happy to set aside the time to visit with your club.
Types of Presentations
Just in case you don’t know, or have forgotten, here are the types of presentations that you can choose from:
Demonstration – This type of presentation requires you to talk while working on something. It can be cooking, sewing, building, etc.
Illustrated Talk – This is slightly more formal, using a poster or technology to help you relay your message.
Speech – For the more experienced speaker. You do not use posters or technology to get your point across.
Dramatization/Recitation – Fun, confidence building experience, it is like acting only with no props.
Last updated April 16, 2021