4-H Presentations Why are you here today? Expectations : I hope I leave here with . . . 1 Introduction to 4-H Presentations 2 Strategy – Getting Youth Involved 3 Nuts & Bolts 4 Category Specifics & Judging Who does them? Are they important? Presentations 21 st Century Skills
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Introduction to 4-H Presentations
Strategy – Getting Youth Involved
Nuts & Bolts
Category Specifics & Judging
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Hands-On-Fun . . . Are YOU Ready?
Rule #1: You have to spend your money on something.
Rule #2: Share with the group what you would purchase and why.
The A, B, C’s of presenting
Red Carpet Interviews
Talking on the phone
Show & Tell
OTHERS . . . .
Everything you need to know and then some!
Types of Speeches
Exercise in Selecting and Expanding Your Topic
4-H ProjectGeneral Topic AreaSpecific AreasBreakdown of One Area
Fire Insurance Demonstrate with dummies
Camping Alcohol & Drugs Types of injuries they prevent
Children Seat belt laws
Lawn Mower Kinds of seat belts
Changing tires How they operate
Poisons Air bags
Animals Safe driving skills
Auto 1st Aid Kits
Visuals Used Today Include
Rules AREN’T Made to be broken
Divisions are 9-10, 11-13, and 14-18
Cloverbuds/Primary Youth (ages 5 to 8) can participate in their club and county activity day through “Danish Competition” regulations.General Rules
Each county may enter two presentations per age division category.
4-H members may compete in no more than one presentation program per year at the district and state levels. "4-H Entertains" is not considered a presentation program.
Each county is limited to two (2) "4-H Entertains" Acts at their DAD. Not a competition – a Showcase of TalentGeneral Rules
11-13 & 14-18 level district Silver medal winners (runners-up’s) are eligible to participate in the state competition.
There will be no scholarship available for runners-up’s to attend Congress unless the district winner decides not to participate.
4-H members may continue to compete in a particular presentation category until declared state GOLD Medal winner in that age division.
A GOLD medal presentation may not be presented again.General Rules
If the team giving a presentation is composed of individual's in two different age divisions (9-10, 11-13, 14-18), the team must compete in the older youths age division.General Rules
No real OR play handguns/ firearms / Weapons are allowed to be used during presentations.
NCGS 14-269.2 Class 1 Felony
No swords, knifes, bows & arrows, etc.General Rules
9-10 & 11-13 Presenters in Breads, Dairy Foods, Fruit & Vegetable Use, and Peanut Foods will be asked to demonstrate a mastery of preparation steps.
Note: each category has basic ingredient requirements.
4-18 Presenters are not required to prepare a dish. Depth of knowledge is stressed.General Rules
Fruits & Vegetables
Twigs (Artistic Arrangement)
PlanIt! Green (Horticulture Production & Marketing)
Ground Breakers & Inside Dirt (Landscaping)General Rules
A County Winner ribbon is given to each participant.
A ribbon, medal and certificate are awarded to the Gold district winner. Silver & Bronze winner do not receive a certificates.
One presentation in each category age division will be designated as the district winner and will be eligible to compete on the state level.General Rules
Presentation Setup: The speaker is responsible for setting up all equipment for the presentation.
Interruptions: The judges will determine if the participant should begin where they left off or start anew.
Note cards: The speaker is allowed to use note cards but they should be used as a tool for referencing material (the speaker should not read directly from their cards).
The speaker should keep their note cards to a minimum.General Rules
Only “Judges” are allowed to ask participants questions. (Questions are not allowed in the Public Speaking category).
Youth may opt to repeat the question, paraphrase the question or include the question in their answer but this is NOT a requirement.
You have given an acceptable response when you admit you are unable to answer the question.General Rules
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“Making the Best Better”
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