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
This event is held on even numbered years and allows you the opportunity to experience the law-making process up close and personal! 4-H members stay at the State Capitol for four days while learning skills such as writing, and submitting a bill and then and serving as a representative, senator, a member of the press or a lobbyist.
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.
4-H Roundup Public Speaking Contest
Interested in presenting on current events and issues? 4-H members have the opportunity to present persuasive 5-7 minute speech at the 4-H Roundup. Visual aids and props may not be used. You should be prepared to answer audience questions. If you are selected as a finalist you will repeat your presentation at the final round. County and District level contests are available to compete in too. These follow the State level guidelines. To learn more about County and District level contests speak to your local Public Speaking club leader.
4-H Roundup Educational Presentations
A 4-H Roundup educational presentation is a fun way to share your 4-H project. You can give a education presentation by yourself or with up to four of your 4-H friends. The 4-H Roundup Educational Presentation Competition takes place at 4-H Roundup each year. Some categories available to present on are Beef, Food & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, and Shooting Sports, among other categories. In the “Open” category you can present on a independent project not affiliated with Texas 4-H. All presentations should address current issues related to the topic category. Learn more in the “What is an Educational Presentation?” document.
Leaders 4 Life is a competition that allows 4-H youth to demonstrate their knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure.