Public Presentations
Public Presentations
4-H Public Presentations
4-H Public Presentations
4-H Public Presentations
4-H Public Presentations

4-H Public Presentations 2020

Submit Your Public Presentation (New Option)!

We do not yet know when we will be able to gather in groups again, so we have a new option for Public Presentations. Practice your presentation and, when you are ready, find a friend or neighbor (someone who does not reside in your house) to evaluate you from a safe distance. Provide them with our simplified evaluation form to complete. Have someone take a photo of you presenting (or a short video). Send us the evaluation form and photo/video evidence. Once we have received several photos we will put together a slideshow to share and display all of your hard work!

You can also still submit your video to our Youtuibe channel.  See below for details. 

Instructions

Show us what you have been working on!  Film your public presentation so we can post it to the CCE Columbia and Greene YouTube channel!

Use your phone or a camera to film your public presentation.

Optional: Using iMovie, HitFilmExpress, or another video editing app, edit your video. Add in text and still images to make your video fun and engaging, be creative!

E-mail your video to Anna Harrod-McGrew at ash252@cornell.edu

View your video on the CCE Columbia and Greene Counties YouTube channel.

Helpful Hints for Making a Video

Hold the camera horizontally, not vertically.

Consider your background, don’t let it get too busy! Choose a plain wall or hang a sheet behind you.

Prop the phone up or use a tripod to stabilize the image.

Look at the actual camera, not the screen.

iMovie

Video editing for Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac).

It is most likely already on your phone!

For information on how to use this app, go to apple.com/iMovie.

HitFilmExpress

Another video editing tool that will work for both apple and non-apple products.

Free to download online or in app store.

For information on how to use this app go to fxhome.com/hitfilm-express.


Mark Your Calendars for Local Events! (Canceled)

Date:  Saturday, March 28
Location:  Cairo-Durham Middle School
9:00 am- 12:00 pm—Public Presentation Event

Date:  Friday, March 20
Location:  Hudson Junior High School, Hudson
4:00-9:00 pm—Public Presentation Event

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.

An Important Note:  This year we will not allow any presentations that involve nuts. The risk of allergens in schools is too high. Please find an alternative to any nut product and check your ingredients for any potential nut contamination.

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Public Speaking: It's for Everyone!

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 college, business and making positive change in your community.

4-H Public Presentations is a program in which youth learn to create a presentation and develop the skills needed to present it before an audience. You learn about the research process and the steps needed to organize information into an interesting and creative presentation.

4-H Public Presentations in 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.

Youth learn about the varied purposes of presentations and how to tailor their presentations appropriately to fit their intentions. Beginners are encouraged to select simple topics with which they are extremely comfortable, so that the presentation process is the focus of their learning without the stress of learning about an unfamiliar topic.

Participants can from from the following types of presentation:

  • 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 experience speaker, You do not use posters or technology to get your point across.
  • Dramatization/Recitation: A fun, confidence building experience -- it is like acting only with no props.

As youth progress and grow each year, they are challenged to try one of the more difficult types of presentations, to use more advanced technology in their presentations where appropriate, and to venture into unfamiliar topics or presentation styles.

Contact

Anna Harrod-McGrew
4-H Natural Environment Educator
ash252@cornell.edu
(518) 828-3346 ext 202

Last updated May 20, 2020