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
21st Century Skills Text 2 Text 4 Text 5
21st Century Skills • Learning & Thinking Skills • Critical Thinking • Problem Solving • Creativity & Innovation Skills • Collaboration Skills • Information Skills • Information & Media Literacy Skills • Contextual Leaning Skills Text 2 Text 4 Text 5
Emotional Career Social Your Text here Your Text here Your Text here Your Text here Peer Individual Academic
Getting Youth Excited & Involved Hands-On-Fun . . . Are YOU Ready?
Four Corners – That’s Debatable • Strongly Agree • Agree • Strong Disagree • Disagree
Totem Truths • Historically, totem poles were carved to document the rights a person acquired over their life. • Create a Group “Totem” that captures your individual groups strengths and life experiences, etc.
Money. . . Money . . .Money Rule #1: You have to spend your money on something. Rule #2: Share with the group what you would purchase and why.
Topics & Speaking Rules Cards The A, B, C’s of presenting
How to get kids started? Introductions Party Talk Red Carpet Interviews Talking on the phone Taking messages Read aloud Show & Tell OTHERS . . . .
The Nuts & Bolts of 4-H Presentations Everything you need to know and then some!
Commemorative Persuasive Informational Entertaining Types of Speeches
1st Things First Hobbies Peers TOPIC Title 4-H Projects Media School Career Interest
Selecting & Developing A Topic • Select your project: Safety • Choose your specific topic: Seat Belts • Decide on your purpose: to convince the audience of the need to use seat belts, how seat belts save lives - persuade audience to use seat belts 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 Safety features Poisons Air bags Animals Safe driving skills Highway laws Auto 1st Aid Kits Seat Belts Automobile Safety
Basic Organization • Introduction • Attention Getter • Who are you and why are you here? • What are you going to share with us today? • Body • What are you going to talk about . . . So what! • Why is that information important to me? • Summary & Conclusion • Re-tell your information and sum it up! • Make and ending statement – connect this to your attention getter. • Ask if there are any questions
Eye Contact Gestures Language Posture Voice dynamics/articulation Appearance Visual aids Handling questions Handling distractions Elements of Public Speaking
Visibility: easy to read Simplicity: message is easy to understand Interest: attracts & hold attention Useful: words, lettering, pictures are suitable for audience Structure: ideas a grouped in sequential order Information: is factual, reliable and is current Visuals
Slides/Interactive Screen Posters PowerPoint Visuals Used Today Include
Rules & Regulations Rules AREN’T Made to be broken
Age eligibility is established on January 1st of the current year. To participate in a Presentation competition, the youth must be nine years of age prior to January 1st of the current year and not have had his/her 19th birthday before January 1st of the current year. 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
Presentations are recommended to be between 5 to 12 minutes in length. Note: Category Exceptions! 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 Talent General Rules
ONLY the 9-10 district “GOLD medal winners are eligible to participate in the state competition 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
In all levels of the the Competitive Presentation program - a team is composed of only two individuals. 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 live animals / insects may be used in any presentation. No real OR play handguns/ firearms / Weapons are allowed to be used during presentations. NCGS 14-269.2 Class 1 Felony School Suspension No swords, knifes, bows & arrows, etc. General Rules
Food Categories 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
Only youth 15-years or older are eligible to attend the National Junior Horticulture Association Contest. Egg Cookery Peanut Foods Fruits & Vegetables Twigs (Artistic Arrangement) PlanIt! Green (Horticulture Production & Marketing) Ground Breakers & Inside Dirt (Landscaping) General Rules
The same presentation may be repeated from one year to the next; however, the individual's personal development will be much greater if the presentation is revised and improved. 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
Open Class: Only presentations that do not fit into any other subject-matter category are allowed in this area. 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
Questions: 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
2007 4-H Presentation Categories Something for Everyone . . .
The Judging Process “Making the Best Better”
Who are the Judges? Where do they come from? What are those judges told? Subjective Nature of the Process Judging 4-H Presentation
Less Subjective NEW Presentation Rubrics Defined Skill Sets Clarity of Points
Questions Questions What are your Questions Questions
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