What Is a 4-H Presentation?

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Communication is the backbone of our society, but being able to express oneself clearly and effectively is not something we are always able to do without some guidance. That’s where the 4-H Presentation Program comes in.

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A presentation is an activity where you show or explain something to a group of people. Speaking to an audience is one of the oldest forms of communication, but sometimes can be the most frightening, too–especially if you haven’t had much practice with it.

Participation in the 4-H presentation programs gives students the opportunity to learn:

  • How to speak before an audience with poise and confidence
  • How to find and research a subject
  • How to plan and organize thoughts and information in a logical manner
  • How to prepare visual aids
  • How to manage stress and time

2019 Polk County 4-H Presentation Program

To take part in the 2019 Polk County 4-H Presentation Program, please attend our introductory meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Polk County Center. Then, you will meet individually with the 4-H Youth Development Agent to work on the different aspects of your presentations. County presentation day will be held on Friday, May 24, and District Day will be held on Friday, June 14 in McDowell County.

For more information on the program, please call Helen Blackwell at 828-894-8218 or send her a query by email.

NOTE: Any student who completes the 4-H Presentation Program is eligible for a 50% scholarship toward 2019 4-H Camp Tuition!