The 2021 4-H Communications Day will be March 13, 2021.The event will be held virtually.
If you have questions please contact the 4-H Office at 385-7418.
9:00 A.M. Group Share the Fun on stage in the cafeteria
|3.||Informative Prepared Speech||4.||Prepared Persuasive Speech|
|7.||Science Presentation||8.||Engineering Presentations|
|9.||Share the Fun||10.||Cultural Arts|
|11.||Educational Display Talk||12.||Photos|
Download the Presentation Day Manual so you can see what the judges are looking for in the presentations.
2. Illustrated Talks – An illustrated talk tells about something. Speakers are encouraged to relate the presentation to their current 4-H project or 4-H activities or sparks. A minimum of three posters or slides should be used. Other visual aids are encouraged. Product labels should be limited to generic names and product names should be covered. The illustrated talk would have at least a title, process, and summary. A team of three members may present an illustrated talk. A presentation can range in length from three minutes to 15 minutes based on complexity of the topic and age of the participants. Speakers may not use note cards.
3. Informative Prepared Speech – This presentation is written and delivered by the member. The speaker will inform or educate the audience on a single issue or topic. The speech has a clear and understandable theme or thesis. There are no visual aids, costumes, or props. Notes on a 5"X7" card (single side) may be used by the speaker. Limited to individuals, not teams. Length of speech should be 2 – 10 minutes.
4. Persuasive Prepared Speech - The purpose of a persuasive speech is to sway, convince, and influence, not simply to argue. The speaker may use posters or visual aids to enhance the presentation, they are not required. A speech can range from 8-15 minutes based on age or experience. Limited to individuals not teams. Notes on a 5"X7" card (single side) may be used by the speaker.
5. Interpretive Reading – Members may read any published, written work. It should be age appropriate. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, children’s stories, poetry, essays, and excerpts from novels. The member will introduce themselves and their chosen piece. Include the title, author, characters, purpose and setting, and any other information that would enhance the audience’s understanding of the piece. The characters and setting are created through voice and gestures. The member is presenting the reading as at a story hour, not acting it out. The member may sit or stand. The source material must be present and used during the reading. No props, costumes, or other materials may be used. The member completes the presentation with a short conclusion, which leaves the audience with a vivid memory. The reading portion of the presentation should be no linger than five minutes. The introduction should be 1-2 minutes and conclusion 1-2 minutes. This format is limited to individual participants.
6. Impromptu– Impromptu speaking involves speeches that the speaker has developed at the Presentation Day within a 3 minute preparation. One at a time, the speakers will randomly draw a piece of paper with a topic on it. The topics will be developed from the pre-announced categories for the event. From the time the speaker is given the topic they will have three minutes to prepare a speech. This category is limited to intermediate and senior members. The maximum speaking time is 5 minutes. This format is limited to individual participants. Notes on a 5"X7" card (single side) may be used by the speaker.
2021 Impromptu Topics
SENIORS 14-19 YEAR OLDSCivic Engagement: Democratic Process
Democracy consists of a political system for choosing elected representatives through free and fair elections; the active participation of the people; protection of the human rights; and a rule of law, in
which the laws apply equally to all people. The democratic process involves voting for leaders to represent citizens and their ideas; and sometimes participating as an elected representative.Potential topic: promoting civil discourse about candidates and ballot items; how can participating in
elections bring about positive community change; as a youth, what does voting mean to you; how does the 4-H program implement the democratic process.
• Healthy Living: Public Health
Public health is the science of preventing disease and improving quality of life of individuals and communities. Given the global pandemic, the role of public health officials – in government public health departments, doctors, and nurses – in promoting health and well-being has never been so critical.
Potential topics: effective methods to provide reliable and accurate information to the public; means to distribute safe and effective vaccines; ideas for how 4-H might promote public health.
• Leadership: Inspiring Others
An effective leader fosters collaboration by building trusting relationships towards common vision and purpose. Leaders strengthen others through affirmations and tactful critique to help teams develop a sense of belonging and common mission, competence, and confidence. Potential topics: describe how a leader can build trust and facilitate relationships; explain how a leader can help others become competent and why this is important; or how 4-H provides an opportunity for skill development in its leadership roles (club officer, teen leader, ambassador).
• Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Earth and Space Science
Earth and space science are the study of the stars, solar systems, and planets (including Earth) along with their formation and history. This topic is limited to the Earth and its solar system. Potential topics: the relationship between the Earth, sun, and moon; ways human engineering has allowed us to explore the solar system; or ways 4-H can promote understanding of the ways that human activities impact Earth’s systems and climate.
11-13 YEAR OLDS
• My Community
Potential topics: describe what community means; what opportunities are there in your community; how have you kept social connection active during the pandemic; or what are you doing or will do to improve your community through 4-H.
• My Heritage
Potential topics: family history or traditions; community heritage and connections; or how your heritage motivates you.
7. Science Presentation- A science presentation emphasizes the core process of inquiry to describe, explain, and predict through observation, experimentation, modeling, an other scientific techniques. Science methods may rely on quantitative data(numbers), qualitative data (descriptions), or both. A minimum of five slides or posters should be included in your presentation. The presentation should address the following points, Introduction, background, methods, results, discussion. The speaker may use visual aids to enhance the presentation but are not required. The presentation can range in length from 3-15 minutes depending on the complexity or the topic and age of the participant. A team of up to 3 presenters is allowed. Speakers may not use note cards. Speakers are encouraged to relate the presentation to their current 4-H project or 4-H activities or sparks.
8. Engineering Presentation - An engineering presentation uses the process of design to plan, build, and test a process, system, or device. Engineers must weigh design choices based on merits, constraints, and aesthetics to meet design specifications. . A minimum of five slides or posters should be included in your presentation. The presentation should address the following points, Introduction, background, methods, results, discussion. The speaker may use visual aids to enhance the presentation but are not required. The presentation can range in length from 3-15 minutes depending on the complexity or the topic and age of the participant. A team of up to 3 presenters is allowed. Speakers may not use note cards. Speakers are encouraged to relate the presentation to their current 4-H project or 4-H activities or sparks.
9. Share the Fun – Groups perform acts such as skits and other presentations that focus on health, safety, community pride, citizenship, science, engineering, or technology, or other 4-H projects. The presentation must include a topic surrounding 4-H. A participant should introduce the activity and it's purpose. Participants must provide and set up any needed audio-visual equipment. Costumes, props, decorations and other visual aids are encouraged. Presentations are not exceed 15 minutes.
11. Educational Display Talk – An educational display talk is an organized visual presentation of a program or a concept. A display should be designed to convey it's message in a limited amount of time. The speaker should support the visual presentation. Once the speaker completes the oral presentation they will have a dialog with the judges about the display. Educational Displays must exhibit one the following formats, Card Table Display (approximately 30"X30")- tri-fold poster board that includes a title, members name and 4-H affiliation, and depiction of the program or concept, Panel Display (approximately 4'X4')- is presented vertically on an easel, it includes a title, the members name and 4-H affiliation, and depiction of the program or concept. Display items that are added to table should be kept to a minimum and only include if they are practical to place on the display surface. Items must be clearly labeled. The speakers presentation should be 3-5 minutes followed by questions and dialogue with the judge. Teams of two are allowed. Note cards may not be used.