No other program in 4-H is more respected than 4-H Public Presentation Program. Providing youth the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas is one of the key youth development opportunities that 4-H offers. That being said the fear of public speaking is listed as the number one fear that adults have. This fear can hinder both personal and professional opportunities.
For this reason Oneida County 4-H recognizes the difficulties that Leaders have had in the past finding qualified evaluators for their club level programs. While we encourage Leaders to still provide this club level experience we are now going to provide the formal setting here at CCE.
Participating youth may advance to the District and State events as they have in the past.
Hint: Some of our best 4-H Presenters come from clubs where public speaking was mandatory. Leaders recognize the value of the program and require it. Don’t let your fears or the fears of others take away the valuable life skill that public speaking can bring to our 4-H youth.
On the registration you will be asked to select a time for your presentation. We will do our best to honor your request. However, please understand that we rely upon volunteers to be evaluators and their time is valuable. You may be required to shift your time if there are large gaps in the schedule due to low participation. Presentations are scheduled approximately every 20 minutes.
CCE Oneida Farm & Home Center
121 Second Street
Oriskany, New York 13424