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Presentation Night is an important 4-H annual event for all counties, and one that requires hard work, lots of interest, and a knack for sharing! 

Every 4-H member, regardless of club, is asked to give a presentation on a topic of their choosing. Topics can be related to clubs that the 4-H member attends, or can be be based on the member's own interests. They should pick a topic they love to talk about!

 

Leaders work with 4-H members leading up to the event, showing them how to prepare a presentation on their chosen subject. Presence, format, and enthusiasm are all topics covered to ensure a successful presentation!

As 4-H members come together and give practiced talks about their chosen topics, volunteer judges evaluate their talks by factors such as presence, visuals, volume, etc. It's an opportunity for members to share their interests while honing their public speaking abilities!

Providing memorable experiences and instilling strong communication and outreach skills are a large component of 4-H. Presentation Night is an event that not only helps young people hone their speaking skills, but also celebrates their growth as members and as individuals.

How Do I Prepare for Presentation Night?

To help eliminate the stress that can come with planning for such a big 4-H event, here's a little checklist to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you/your child are registered for Presentation Night when the forms become available

  • Make sure you have all the supplies you'll need to give your presentation. This can be props, scripts, notecards, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

  • Make sure to run through your steps if you're doing a demonstration, and check all electronics you may be using to ensure they'll work on the night of the event

For a step-by-step guide on how to give a 4-H presentation if you haven't before:

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  • Watch/read any informational materials given to you about Presentation Night, so you can know what to expect

  • Ask your 4-H leaders and fellow members for advice about giving a presentation

To see an official video on making and giving a 4-H presentation:

  • Remember that everyone will be there for you, and are supporting you throughout your presentation

When is Presentation Night?

Presentation Night will be held on March 22nd, 2024 at Union County Vo- Tech in Scotch Plains, located at 1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

 

RSVP with our 4-H agent Mr. Nichnadowicz at jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org. Any questions regarding the event can be directed to this email as well.

 

Participants will be grouped in different classrooms based on both time and topics. All participants will be informed before the event in regards to which room they will present in.

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Photo courtesy of TAPinto.com

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