4-H PRESENTATIONS Show Us What You Know! Why Do a 4-H Presentation? Learn how to speak in front of a group Learn how to get organized Develop confidence and poise Teach something to others Earn recognition What is a 4-H Presentation? Demonstration: Show and tell how to do something using materials and posters Illustrated Talk: Describe how to do something using only posters Public Speech: Talk without any visual aids. Power Point Presentation: Talk about your subject using electronic audio-visuals Planning Your Presentation Ask yourself: What will the presentation show? Why do others want to know about it? Who is the audience? Where will it be given? How can I make the subject interesting? How to Choose A Topic Project Books Parents Library Books Teachers Encyclopedias Internet Hobbies School ????????????? Organizing Your Talk Part I - Introduction Part II - The Body Part III - The Summary Introduction Interest getter Make audience feel you are worth listening to Tell them why you feel this subject is important Keep it brief Body Action part of your presentation One step at a time Describe what you are doing when you do it Keep it simple and neat Use visual aids to assist you Include interesting information to fill in empty time gaps Summary Summarize you key points Show your finished product Tell your audience how they can use this information to benefit themselves or others Thank your audience for listening How Much Time? 2-5 minutes for Cloverbuds and Juniors (5-11 years old) 5-10 minutes for Intermediates (12-13 years old) 10-15 minutes for Seniors (14 - 19 years old) Visual Aids to Help Along Use posters large enough to be seen (22” x 28”) Use large letters (2 1/2” - 3”) Stick to 2-3 colors - Dark letters on light background Keep it simple Make sure you can handle all your posters Final Tips PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE Check your equipment Leave plenty of time to prepare Sell Yourself - Be enthusiastic Keep going if you make a mistake Thank your audience SMILE!