4-H Public Speaking and Presentations – 1:00 PM

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Date(s) - 04/07/2021
1:00 pm

N.C. Cooperative Extension , Currituck County Center


Confident public speaking is a crucial, but often overlooked and underdeveloped skill. Developing effective communication skills and techniques provide youth with a positive sense of self and higher levels of self-confidence. This empowers them to achieve and succeed in any situation they encounter.

Good public speakers are made – not born. The 4-H Public Speaking program allows youth to develop and practice these essential skills in a positive and fun learning environment. In this program, youth ages 8-18 research, write, practice, and deliver a 5-12 minute presentation on a topic of their choice.

Youth ages 5-7 can also participate by presenting a 2 to 4 minute presentation on the subject of their choice. Our 8 – 18 year old participants may compete in our District Activity Day Competition.

This year, we will be conducting 4H Presentations virtually. All Youth will submit a video of their presentations to the county for review and 2 videos per age group (6 in total) from each presentation category (30 categories) will be selected to represent Currituck County at District Activity Day 2021 (Virtual).

We will be holding our first presentation/public speaking workshop at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 7, 2021 at North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Currituck Center.

We will provide information on:

  • topic selection,
  • research and preparation,
  • video requirements and techniques,
  • rules and guidelines,
  • and a timeline.

This workshop will be delivered both in person for a limited number of participants, and virtually (Zoom).  Once you have registered for either the in person or virtual ticket, make sure to enroll in 4-H for the 2021 program year.

If you cannot attend this session or have other questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email at: slfischl@ncsu.edu

Currently, in-person classes require masks to be worn for the duration of the class without exception. If you arrive without a mask one will be provided for you. We ask all participants to maintain 6 feet of distance while on the premises. We are following the current North Carolina mandates. If you are not able meet these requirements, or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Sherry Fischlschweiger via email sherry_fischlschweiger@ncsu.edu no later than 10 business days before the event.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. North Carolina State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.