To make sure the youth has a positive experience To help them develop their communication skills To educate the audience on a given topicGoals
Introduce yourself. Put the youth at ease. Explain the conference judging procedure if superintendent does not.Before
SMILE!!!! Make notes Be ready to pose a question at the end. Evaluate content, visual aids, and delivery Audience response?During
Ask about what they learned or how they came up with their topic What skills did they learn from this project? Feedback about presentation ◦ ―I really liked how you...‖ ◦ ―I noticed you...‖ End positive. Encourage them to do their presentation again somewhere.After—Conference Judging
Introductions that get attention Thesis statement with 3 (or more) points Clear transition between parts Conclusion that restates the pointsWhat to look for...content
Body language Too much dependence on notes Pace Fillers—uhs and ums Use of visual aidsWhat to look for...delivery
Did they cite their sources? Did they ask if there were questions? Did they repeat the questions?Specifics
Posters or slides too crowded? Font too small? Props add to the presentation ◦ Food safety ◦ Manage space No brand names visibleVisual aid specifics
This slide is too full. It’s hard to read and tells too much information. The audience will be so busy reading the screen that they won’t listen to what the speaker is saying, or they will not even attempt to read it because it is not visually pleasing. 4H’ers should never do a slide like this, but some of them will. The colors are bad too. Help them see why this doesn’t work.Bad example
Can 4-H’er set up/run equipment? Do they have a back-up plan? Talk to audience– not screen Stands so screen is visibleElectronic Visual Aids
One major point per slide No more than 6 lines on a slide No ALL CAPS High contrast colorsElectronic Visual Aids – cont.
Make them want to try this again! Make suggestions that will help them improve Make suggestions for those going on to the State Fair like memorization, posters, etc.End on a high note!
To teach others a task To educate them in the process To ―sell‖ the project To manage the audience and the work spaceGoals
Stand back and watch set up Let them invite you Smile!!!! Make the item Ask questionsDuring
Enthusiasm! Speaking loudly Speaking clearly Working with ALL ages CreativityLook for...
Managing the work space ◦ Clean ◦ Litter free ◦ Sanitary Several work ―areas‖ –no assembly lines Special care needed (food, safety) Are people having fun?Look for...
Posters easy to read? Follow? Written directions to take home? Cost? Source of idea? Ideas for other places to use item? Educate audience as they workLook for...
Share the Fun
To experience performing / entertaining To share 4H fun with the public To feature 4H’ers various talents / creativity To foster teamwork among members/ club To develop poise, self-confidenceGoals