Presentation Education Emerald Star Project of Tricia Kash Solano County Vaca Valley 4-H.
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Presentation Education Emerald Star Project of Tricia Kash Solano County Vaca Valley 4-H
Overview You will be learning… What is a Presentation? Importance of Public Speaking 4-H and Presentations Basics of Presenting Creative Thinking Types of 4-H Presentations Steps in Choosing Your Presentation Making Your Presentation The Big Show Day Helpful Hints References
What is a Presentation? A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea by showing and/or telling. You can use props, posters, and other visual aids. A 4-H presentation helps you learn how to: Research a subject Organize ideas in a logical order Be a teacher Improve public speaking skills
Importance of Public Speaking Ranked number one among the skills to have Ranked number one among the skills to have You collect information and ideas You collect information and ideas Teaching others Teaching others Builds confidence Builds confidence Help develop life skills Help develop life skills Help you be more comfortable during interviews Help you be more comfortable during interviews A presentation in front of your peers A presentation in front of your peers
4-H and Presentations Presentations are required to earn star ranks Presentations are required to earn star ranks Presentations can earn you proficiency awards Presentations can earn you proficiency awards
Basics of Presenting Body Positioning & Body Language Body Positioning & Body Language Stand slightly to the side of your visual aid Stand slightly to the side of your visual aid Eye contact is important, therefore maintain eye contact as much as possible Eye contact is important, therefore maintain eye contact as much as possible
No slouching! No slouching! Don’t turn your back to the audience Don’t turn your back to the audience We want to see your hands We want to see your hands Distribute your weight Distribute your weight Don’t sway! Don’t sway! Proper gesturing Proper gesturing
Good Body Language Stand tall All smiles and positive attitude!
Poor Body Language Hide the FrustrationDon’t Lose Focus
Hand Gestures Don’t be afraid to use your hands! Keep your hands out of your pockets!
Voice Variation Volume of speech should match room Volume of speech should match room Not too loud, but not too soft Not too loud, but not too soft Keep their attention Keep their attention Project your voice! Project your voice! Prepare for pauses in the speech Prepare for pauses in the speech
Creative Thinking Lettering Easy to read words. Limit the CAPITAL letters Fancy lettering or a dramatic change in font Say more, read less
Is your visual clear or cluttered? 1.Visibility 2.Simple 3.Interesting 4.Useful 5.Structure 6.Information
Colors! Colors!Colors! Colors! Background or emphasizing color? Use complementing colors Time to be dull? Or time to be bright?
Types of 4-H Presentations Demonstration Demonstration Educational Display Educational Display Interpretive Reading Interpretive Reading Share the Fun Share the Fun Illustrated Talk Illustrated Talk Scientific Demonstration Scientific Demonstration Prepared Speech Prepared Speech Impromptu Speech Impromptu Speech Audio-Visual Presentations Audio-Visual Presentations Cultural Arts Cultural Arts Problem Solving Presentations Problem Solving Presentations
Demonstration “Show how” method “Show how” method Posters or visual aids as enhancements Posters or visual aids as enhancements Range 3 to 15 minutes Range 3 to 15 minutes Identifiable sections Identifiable sections Connect it to 4-H, not school Connect it to 4-H, not school No notes! No notes!
Example of Demonstration Board IntroductionList of Equipment
Educational Display Organized visual presentation Organized visual presentation Limited Time Limited Time Individual Project Individual Project Speaker should be prepared Speaker should be prepared Use time wisely Use time wisely 4 feet reading distance 4 feet reading distance Do not read off your visual aids Do not read off your visual aids
“It’s Showtime!” Visual Aids Card Table Display
Interpretative Reading Any published written work Any published written work Should know about the reading selection Should know about the reading selection Individual presentation Individual presentation Should have the reading material present, but nothing else. Should have the reading material present, but nothing else. No longer than 5 minutes No longer than 5 minutes Give mental picture Give mental picture
Share the Fun Group performances only Group performances only No notes! No notes! Dress up?... Of Course!!! Dress up?... Of Course!!! No longer than 15 minutes No longer than 15 minutes Everything should be understandable Everything should be understandable
Choosing and Creating a Perfect Presentation What is the subject? Research your topic How will you present your presentation? Develop your presentation Prepare your presentation Practice
Step 1: What is the subject? Something that you are interested in You are comfortable with this topic Narrow it down
Step 2: Research your topic Research, research, research Accurate information with sources Research based sources
Step 3: How will you present your presentation? State your purpose Write out your title Organize your points into an outline Introduction Problem Solution Body Conclusion Closing
Example of an Outline Introduction: Create interest in your topic. Problem:People do not know how to identify poisonous plants. Solution: Teach people how to identify poisonous plants. Body: Three most common poisonous plants are… 1. Poison Oak 2. Stinging Nettle 3. Poison Ivy
Conclusion:“Three common poisonous plants are…” Closing: Is an attention getter Summarizes your purpose Is short and to the point Example: “Look, but don’t touch”
Step 4: Develop your presentation Your presentation should be: Focused on one topic An interesting subject Easy to understand
Step 5: Prepare your presentation Illustrate your main point Use an outline Use models
Step 6: Practice Practice, practice, practice Anticipate questions Try not to memorize your speech
Catchy Title Planting plants that use less water to survive. Title Example: “Water you waiting for”? Teaching the Barrel Racing Pattern Title Example: “Turn ‘n’ Burn” The three most common poisonous plants. Title Example: ”Leaf these plants alone!”
The Big Show Day Go for the GOLD! Practice, practice, practice!!! Eat breakfast Be presentable Double check Arrive early
Helpful Hints Questions and answers Example: Judge – “Why did you choose this topic?” Presenter – “The question was, Why did I choose this topic? I chose this topic because…” Prepare ahead for food presentations Cover brand names
References Community & Project Leaders State 4-H Presentation Manual http://www.ca4h.org/leadership/spd/