Does the thought of speaking in front of large groups make you nervous? Do you want to learn how to be a better speaker? Overcome fear of crowds and improve your presentation skills in the public speaking project! You’ll learn how to prepare with research, organization, and then present on any given topic. By the end of this project, you will be able to speak on fascinating topics with style and poise.
Tackle fear of speaking in public and be a star at the podium! By the end of this project you will be able to present on any given topic.
Skills you will learn in this project:
- Leadership skills
- Conflict resolution
- Critical thinking
Serving as a club officer provides you the opportunity learn team building, develop leadership abilities, improve your citizenship and have fun! To learn about county officer, district officer and/or state officer opportunities speak with your club leader.
- Public Speaking Explore Guide
- Public Speaking Scoresheet – See Roundup resources
- What is an Educational Presentation?
- Educational Presentation Scoresheet – See Roundup resources
Educational Presentation Contests
An educational presentation is a fun way to share information with others about your 4-H project. You can give an educational presentation by yourself or with one (1) of your 4-H friends. The Educational Presentation competitions may take place at county, district and the state level (for senior 4-H members). All presentations should address current issues related to the topic category. Visit the State Roundup webpage to learn more.
Public Speaking Contest
Interested in presenting a speech on current events and issues? 4-H members have the opportunity to present a 5 to 8 minute suitable as a platform speech or radio broadcast. Effective 8/24/2020 the time limit has been increased from 7 to 8 minutes, keeping 5 minutes as the minimal. The presentation should serve to persuade others regarding a particular issue or concern. Visual aids and props may not be used. Contestants should be prepared to answer questions concerning the subject matter of their presentation following their conclusion. Public speaking competitions may take place at county, district and the state level (for senior 4-H members). Visit the State Roundup webpage to learn more.
Other Public Speaking Contest Opportunities
Public speaking contest are offered for 4-H members through many of our major stock shows such as State Fair of Texas, Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo, San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Visit these various stock show’s websites for more information on contest rules and registration.