Being able to speak well in front of the public is a skill available to everyone. Learning good public speaking skills will benefit you throughout your life. Club meetings provide an excellent opportunity to practice public speaking in a comfortable, safe setting. Members are also encouraged to expand their abilities through opportunities outside of their club. Below are options available to all Tuscarawas County 4-H'ers interested in enhancing their public speaking skills.
Note: Subject matter of presentations need to be considerate of the audience and small children.
2019 Health and Safety Speaking, Skits, and Shooting Sports Preview
The preview will be held June 5 at Jerusalem Church (1417 Stonecreek Road) in New Philadelphia. It will begin at 6:30 PM. Entries are due on or before 4 PM on June 3.
- Health and Safety Speaking, Shooting Sports Preview Entry Form
- Health and Safety Skits, Shooting Sports Preview Entry Form
Please note that participation in the Health and Safety Speaking Preview is not required to advance to district and state competition. This event is being held as a practice session for those individuals and groups who would like an opportunity for feedback on their speech or skit. There will still be outside judges and awards for the categories. For more information about entring the district competition, please contact Kiersten.
2019 Demonstration Contest
This year's contest will be held July 16 at Jerusalem Church. It will begin at 6:30 PM. Entries are due on or before 4 PM on July 16.
Below are resources that may be helpful for participants when preparing their materials.
- Ohio State Fair Communication Days General Guidelines
- 4-H 909R Demonstrations for 4-H Members
- 4-H 970R Tools for Public Speaking