What is a 4-H Presentation?
A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea by showing and/or telling. These presentations can be in one of eight categories. See the complete description by clicking on the Presentation Day Manual below.
- A Demonstration in which something will be made or built
- An Illustrated Talk in which a topic is discussed using visual aides
- An Impromptu or Extemporaneous Speech in which members have 30 minutes to prepare a presentation on a current events topic
- A Prepared Speech in which a topic is discussed without visual aides
- An Interpretive Reading in which the member will read and give their interpretation of a select book
- Audio-Visual which the member produces a multimedia presentation. Recommended for Intermediate or Senior levels.
- Share the Fun is a presentation where a group performs acts such as skits and other presentations that focus on health, safety, community pride, recreation, citizenship, or other 4-H project or activity. (Limit of 8 members per group--new 2011)
- NEW 2010: Educational Display is an organized visual presentation of a program or concept designed to convey its message in a limited amount of time.
4-H Presentation helps you learn to:
Research a subject
Organize ideas in a logical order
- Be a teacher and practice public speaking skills
Past Presentation Workshop Handouts
Recruiting judges from the community is a great way to showcase 4-H. If you would like a letter to present to your community members, you can download a letter here: Guest Judge Invitation
Presentation Day Forms:
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Presentation Evaluation Rubric