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Plymouth County Extension4-H Visual Presentation Day 
Saturday March 6, 2010Silver Lake Regional Middle School256 Pembroke St. (Rt. 27)Kingston, MA
Information and Registration Form
 
9:00-9:15 4-H’ers arrive
 
Coffee and refreshments will be available.
 
9:30 4-H Visual Presentations start promptly.
 
12:30 Wrap up and head home!Dear Parents, 4-H Volunteers and 4-H Members…We are pleased to bring you the latest updated information of the Massachusetts 4-H VisualPresentation Program. Please read the enclosed information carefully, as there are new categoriesand details about these exciting new opportunities. We hope those of you who are new to 4-H willparticipate in one of these 4-H communications categories. For those of you who are experienced atdoing 4-H VP’s maybe you will try something different, such as Extemporaneous; or if you are aSenior 4-H participant age 14 and over, you’ll consider doing Public Speaking. We will be offeringa training session on 4-H visual presentations at the Plymouth County Extension Office in Hanson,on February 17
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from 3:30-5pm. You can call to borrow a video, or request a 4-H ambassador tocome to your 4-H club meeting and give a demonstration on how to do a 4-H presentation. Soplease just ask and we will do our best to get you prepared for March 6
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Just so you know…
 
This is a valuable program for our 4-H’ers since the #1 fear in adults is public speaking!
 
4-H Visual Presentation is a fun and inclusive way for children to share their interestswith others by using visual aids and demonstrating a skill.
 
4-H Cloverbuds, children ages 5-7 years old, are welcome to participate.
 
4-H County rosette winners will have a chance to compete at the State 4-H Competitionin late March.We hope to see you there!Sincerely,Molly VollmerExtension EducatorsPlymouth County Extension781-293-3541
 
 CLASS LIST FOR 2010 COUNTY & STATE 
4-H VISUAL PRESENTATION PROGRAM
 
Please take note:
 
4-H Visual Presentations will be separated into three age divisions: Cloverbud (ages 5-7),Junior (ages 8-13 as of January 1), and Senior (ages 14-18 as of January 1).
 
Only Juniors and Seniors compete at State
 
Pre-registration required for county competition; only those selected at county competitionmay attend state competition
 
All youth using a PowerPoint presentation must enter class VP 49, 50 or 51; PowerPointpresentations not allowed in the other classes (there will be a time limit to address technicalproblems): PowerPoint classes are for SENIORS ONLY
 
CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY
 
NO LIVE ANIMALS
COMMUNICATION PROGRAM CATEGORIES
Visual Presentation Classes:CLOVERBUD
CB1) Cloverbud VP’s (county level only)
JUNIOR AND SENIOR
VP1) Food Preparation & SelectionVP2) Health/NutritionVP3) International FoodsVP4) Clothing & TextilesVP5) Child DevelopmentVP6) Consumer EducationVP7) Water/Natural Resources/Forestry/ Entomology/GeologyVP8) Marine/Aquatic LifeVP9) WildlifeVP10) Recycling/ConservationVP11) Plant Science/GardeningVP12) Dairy/Beef/Working SteersVP13) Sheep/SwineVP14) GoatsVP15) Rabbits/CaviesVP16) Poultry/Embryology/BirdsVP17) Dog TrainingVP18) Dog CareVP19) Canine Sciences/GeneticsVP20) Dog Breeds/HistoryVP21) Misc. Animals/PetsVP22) Pet CareVP23) Horse Care & ManagementVP24) Horse TrainingVP25) Horse ShowingVP26) Horse Breeds & HistoryVP27) Horse Breeding & UsesVP28) Miscellaneous Horse TopicsVP29) Horse Related Team (Seniors only)VP30) Veterinary ScienceVP31) Automotive/Mechanical ScienceVP32) Computers/TechnologyVP33) Aerospace/Rocketry/AstronomyVP34) General ScienceVP35) Career ExplorationVP36) Social Issues/EthicsVP37) Leadership/Citizenship/CommunityServiceVP38) HistoryVP39) Famous PeopleVP40) Hobbies/Collections/GamesVP41) Travel/CultureVP42) Team SportsVP43) Individual Sports/Recreation/FitnessVP44) SafetyVP45) Performing Arts/EntertainmentVP46) Visual Arts/Fine Arts/PhotographyVP47) CraftsVP48) Written/Verbal Communication
 PowerPoint classes open to seniors only
VP49) PowerPoint: horseVP50) PowerPoint: other animal scienceVP51) PowerPoint: any other subject
Extemporaneous Speaking: Seniors only:
ES1) Extemporaneous speaking
Public Speaking Classes:Seniors only:
PS1) Horse Related SubjectPS2) Factual/InformationalPS3) Persuasive/EditorialPS4) Motivational/Inspirational
 List Revised 8/09
 
EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN JUDGING
1.
 
Participants:
 
Appearance
- Neat, well groomed and appropriately dressed.
 
Voice
- Clear, natural and strong enough to be heard in all parts of theroom.
 
Manner
- Calm, cheerful, confident and enthusiastic.
2.
 
Presentation:
 
Introduction of Topic
- Creates interest in topic, short, complete; attempts to sellan idea; participant may or may not give a self introduction.
 
Equipment-
Well selected and arranged for efficient use.
 
Grammar and Vocabulary
- Words well chosen; clear meanings; correctgrammar.
 
Content and Organization
- major points clearly planned and in logical order.Easy for the audience to follow. Each point supported with information. Basicinformation limited to subject. Sentences short and easy to understand.
 
Time
- Junior presentation should be at least 3 minutes and senior presentations atleast 7 minutes, but both are to be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Aninformational time signal will be given at 9 minutes and 30 seconds. A signal willbe given at 10 minutes, and at which point a judging time penalty will begin. At10 minutes and 30 seconds, the presentation will be penalized one ribbon placingat this time. Under time presentations will be scored under “time” on theevaluation sheet with appropriate comments. Danish Placing should not bedropped if subject was adequately covered and was appropriate for the age andexperience of the presenter.
 
Workmanship
- Skillful and neat- Able to cope with the unexpected
 
Visibility
- Steps are easily seen by audience in all parts of the room.
 
Illustrative Material
- Posters, charts, etc., effectively used and neatly prepared;legible in all parts of the room.
 
Summary
- A summary of some type is essential and required. It should becomplete but short. A concise review of major points covered. A summaryposter may or may not be used. No new material may be presented in thesummary.
 
Result-
If products are featured, quality of completed article may be considered.
3.
 
Subject Matter:
 
Selection
- Subject is well suited to visual presentation and the participant’s ability
 
Information
- Accurate up-to-date and complete.
 
Questions
- Only judges will be allowed to ask questions. Questions should berepeated or re-phrased before answering. Replies should be accurate andcomplete or admit lack of knowledge and refer to resources.
4.
 
Team Presentations: A Team consists of two members only.
 
Suitability
- Subject appropriate for team presentation.
 
Balance-
Each participant had equally important part.

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