Thursday, February 9, 2017

It's 4-H Public Speaking Time!!!

It's 4-H public speaking season, one of the best times of the year! Seriously. Orange 4-H'ers do a great job, even those who think they "can't" because they're too nervous or too shy.

The county contests will be held Friday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m., and we're looking for contestants! Visit our document library to see what your contest options are.

If you like speaking, try a presentation or demonstration like "How to Build a LEGO House" or "Why Hoof Care is Important in Horses". Did you write a speech at school? Go the route of the public speaking contest: "Abe Lincoln: My Favorite President" or "What I like About Traveling".

Radio spots are fun! They're exactly 30-second promotional "ads" for 4-H. Change your voice up so you catch people's attention! Extemporaneous speaking is great for those who can "think on their feet" and want the challenge of preparing for a topic with only 15 or 30 minutes. Extemp contestants might get asked, "What's your most memorable moment from childhood?" or "How can your 4-H club be improved?"

If you sing, dance, act, tell jokes, or perform in other ways, Share-the-Fun might be your style. There are six categories to choose from!

Finally, Table Setting combines creativity, menu planning, local foods, and decorating into one fun event.

Click the link earlier in this post to get more details. We hope to see you compete March 17!