NED District Activity Day

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NED District Activity Day, 4-H Presentations

Northeast District Activity Day

4-H Presentations

What are 4-H Presentations?

4-H Presentations are a huge part of North Carolina 4-H. It is one of the most successful way to help a young person learn how to do a public speech. It focuses on members teaching others what they know about a particular project/subject matter. They are sometimes called demonstrations or illustrated talk or a formal speech.

Demonstration: DOING, SHOWING HOW, MAKING – has a finished product to show – shows how a task it done or product is made. For example: show how to make a healthy snack using fruits and vegetables.

Illustrated Talk: TALKING, TELLING HOW, using CHARTS, PICTURES, MODELS – shares information with the help of pictures, video’s, charts, models etc.

Formal Speech: shares information on a specific topic without using any visuals, props or materials. Sometimes this is a speech that a young person has memorized or a paper someone has written on a specific topic.

  • Speaking in front of a group, doing 1 of 2 things:
    • Demonstrating HOW to do something
    • Educating others on a certain topic
  • Can present as an individual OR a team
    • Team=2 individuals only (no more)
    • If team members are in two different age groups, they will present in the oldest age group

Benefits of 4-H Presentations

Teaches life skills.

  • Increase public speaking skills
  • Increase self confidence
  • Increase knowledge & interest in a certain subject matter
  • Will help you in the long run with:
    • Communicating
    • Other clubs & projects
    • College/post-secondary education
    • Careers

Giving a presentation is a good learning experience. You can choose a topic from any project you have taken in 4-H or currently doing. The topic should be something you enjoy, are interested in and can be presented easily in 5 to 15 minutes. 4-Hers who do a presentation develop self-confidence, the ability to speak in front of an audience and the ability to think ahead. In the following outline you will discover pointers and tips on doing a 4-H presentation.

That’s the WHY, now for the WHO, WHERE, & WHEN

Northeast District Activity Day will be in Creswell, NC on June 15th. It is open to youth ages 5-18 to work on their presentation skills. If interested, please register at the link below

Presentation Registration