Jake Paradisin, age 7, shares his public presentation on "How to Draw a Dragon" at a Namaste Friends 4-H Club Meeting , 2010
Image by Bridgid Beames

4-H member, aged 7, presents "How to Draw a Dragon" at a club meeting

4-H Public Presentations

4-H Public Presentations is a program in which youth learn to create a presentation and develop the skills needed to present it before an audience. They learn about the research process and the steps needed to organize information into an interesting and creative presentation.

Youth learn about the varied purposes of presentations and how to tailor their presentations appropriately to fit their intentions. Beginners are encouraged to select simple topics with which they are extremely comfortable, so that the presentation process is the focus of their learning without the stress of learning about an unfamiliar topic.

As youth progress and grow each year, they are challenged to try one of the more difficult types of presentations, to use more advanced technology in their presentations where appropriate, and to venture into unfamiliar topics or presentation styles.

About Participating

4-H Public Presentations allow 4-Hers to participate in a public speaking event that is educational, a true experience builder and fun. Youth are encouraged to create one of several types of presentation and participate at the county level. The top scoring presentations at the county level may be selected to represent our county at district and even state levels. You can find additional information on public presentations below. If you’re a first time 4-Her and you want any one on one help we’d love to help you out.


Robert Batt
Executive Director / Orleans County 4-H Fair
585-798-4265 ext. 130

Last updated November 20, 2023