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4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program - 2012. Jackson County Extension Ben Knowles 4-H Extension Agent I. Why Public Speaking?. Allows you to express yourself. Influence others. Is a skill you will use throughout your life!. 4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program .

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4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program - 2012

Jackson County Extension

Ben Knowles

4-H Extension Agent I


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Why Public Speaking?

  • Allows you to express yourself.

  • Influence others.

  • Is a skill you will use throughout your life!


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4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program

  • All students will write and give a speech in their classroom.


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4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program

  • You communicate everyday.

  • When you talk, write, and listen to others.


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5 P’s of Public Speaking

  • Plan

  • Prepare

  • Polish

  • Practice

  • Present


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Example of a “Bad” Speech

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YivQYeI0vys


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How to Get Started?

  • Select a topic or a theme

  • Have an IDEA! What is it you would like to talk about?

  • Examples: hobbies, sports, famous person, vacation, friend, special event, animals, etc

  • Do not use last year’s speech!!!

  • Topics should be appropriate for school and 4-H!!!


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Begin Writing Your Speech

  • Research your topic

    ⃗ Search Internet

    ⃗ Library

    ⃗ Newspapers

    ⃗ Magazines

    ⃗ Books

    ⃗ T.V.

    ⃗ Interview


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Begin Writing Your Speech

  • Your speech should have three parts:

    → Introduction

    → Body

    → Conclusion

Keep in Mind:

A public speech should inform, persuade, or entertain the audience. A public speech is not a demonstration or an illustrated talk.


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→ Introduction

  • Get Attention

  • Introduce Topic

  • Provide Motivation

  • Preview Speech


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→ Introduction

  • Use a short introduction to get the audience’s attention and share your main idea.

  • Can use a famous quote, a question or your reason for choosing your topic.


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→ Body

  • Give Descriptions about topic.

  • Should give three to five main points about your topic.

  • The points should be interesting and have a logical order.


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→ Conclusion

  • Summary

  • Quotation

  • Summarize Speech

  • Reemphasize Main Idea

  • Provide Closure

  • And end with a final thought, something you want the audience to remember about your topic


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Preparing Speech

  • Write your speech on notebook paper and have your teacher approve it

  • Then write your speech out on note cards, skipping lines

  • Number your note cards


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How long should your speech be?

  • Between 2 – 3 minutes

  • Time yourself to see if your speech is the correct length


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Practice Speech

  • Recreate Setting

  • Practice Without Memorizing

  • Practice Out Loud

  • Watch Yourself


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Practice Speech

  • Avoid saying um and uh

  • Don’t talk too fast

  • Make eye contact with the audience

  • Speak up


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Elements of Physical Delivery or Body Language

  • Appearance

  • Posture

  • Facial Expression

  • Eye Contact

  • Movement

  • Gestures


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Giving Your Presentation

  • Podiums are optional

  • Do not lean on podium

  • Use good posture & stand still


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Giving Your Presentation

  • Don’t say “thank you” at the end of your speech

  • Look Sharp - Dress appropriately

  • Relax, smile & have fun!!!!


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Watch Your Mannerisms

Mannerisms to avoid!

  • Playing with hair

  • Do not fidget

  • Chewing gum

  • Rocking your feet

  • Too many hand gestures


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Example of a “Good” Speech

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFAxkOVG0js

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-STtkmEp8Ao


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4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program

4th – 6th Grades

  • Classroom Level – ribbons awarded for 1st- 3rd places (1st place speaker moves to school contest)

  • School Level – medallions awarded for 1st- 3rd(1st place speaker moves to county contest)

  • County Level – plaques awarded for 1st- 3rd(1st place winners receive full 4-H camp scholarships)


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2011 4-H/Tropicana Speech Winners


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2011 4-H/Tropicana Speech Winners


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2011 4-H/Tropicana Speech Winners


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Questions?

Contact your 4-H Agent

Ben Knowles

850-482-9620

[email protected]

This presentation was created by Lori Wiggins, Taylor County 4-H Extension Agent III, and modified for the Jackson County 4-H Program.


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