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4 h tropicana public speaking program 2012

4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program - 2012

Jackson County Extension

Ben Knowles

4-H Extension Agent I

why public speaking
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
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.
5 p s of public speaking
5 P’s of Public Speaking
  • Plan
  • Prepare
  • Polish
  • Practice
  • Present
example of a bad speech
Example of a “Bad” Speech
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YivQYeI0vys
how to get started
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!!!
begin writing your speech
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.

→ Introduction
  • Get Attention
  • Introduce Topic
  • Provide Motivation
  • Preview Speech
→ 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.
→ 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.
→ 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
preparing speech
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
how long should your speech be
How long should your speech be?
  • Between 2 – 3 minutes
  • Time yourself to see if your speech is the correct length
practice speech
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
elements of physical delivery or body language
Elements of Physical Delivery or Body Language
  • Appearance
  • Posture
  • Facial Expression
  • Eye Contact
  • Movement
  • Gestures
giving your presentation
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!!!!
watch your mannerisms
Watch Your Mannerisms

Mannerisms to avoid!

  • Playing with hair
  • Do not fidget
  • Chewing gum
  • Rocking your feet
  • Too many hand gestures
example of a good speech
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)

Contact your 4-H Agent

Ben Knowles


[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.