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County Presentation Day

PD 2023


Public Speaking

Public Speaking skills are ranked number one among the desired skill sets of professionals.

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Every 4-H member is encouraged to give a presentation each year.

4-H members practice by giving talks to projects groups and at community club meetings, sharing information about the skills they learned in a project, and observing other people giving presentations. See quick tips on presentation types and requirements.

Types of Presentations
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Presentations are not just demonstrations. You have many options ranging from traditional demonstrations for beginning members to persuasive speeches for more experienced members. All of the various presentation styles require similar skills and are designed to meet the interests and age-appropriate levels of the member. No style of presentation is better than any other. Choose the style that best fits you for your presentation and then try other styles as you advance in 4-H. 

Demonstration/Illustrated Talk Impromptu Speech
Science or Engineering Presentation
Interpretive Reading
Educational Display Talk
Share the 4-H Fun Skits
Persuasive Prepared Speech Cultural Arts
Informative Prepared Speech Infographics - NEW
Video Essay - NEW  

Any questions, please contact Rene at the 4-H Office at 530.822.7515 or rjmccrory@ucanr.edu.

2023 Impromptu Speech Categories

Presenters are expected to have completed basic research on the impromptu presentation topics for an impromptu presentation. Presenters are allowed one 5" x 7" note card (single sided) to reference during the delivery of their impromptu speech. More information is available in the 4-H Presentation Manual.

Participation in Impromptu Speeches is limited to Intermediate and Senior 4-H members. See the full descriptions of the 2023 Impromptu Categories.

Impromptu Presentation - Senior (14-19 years old)

  • Civility (Civic Engagement)
  • Physical Fitness(Healthy Living)
  • Leadership Competencies (Leadership)
  • Ecosystems (STEM)

Impromptu Presentation - Intermediate (11-13 years old)

  • Growth Mindset
  • Sparks
County 4-H Presentation Day


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