Public Speaking

Key Member Presentation

What are we going to do?         Introduction Energizer A Dozen for Discussion Giant Group Greeting of the Guests Tips & Tricks and Tricks & Tips And now I know that… Conclusion Questions .

Line „Em Up!  The objective of this activity is for the participants to communicate and arrange themselves in the order called out. .

things you are good at. 4-H related.A Dozen for Discussion  Let‟s brainstorm 12 age-appropriate topics that we could write a speech about. ideas from magazines. It could be things you like to do. current events. etc. .

 Discuss 3 to 5 main points to form the body of the speech.Let‟s Get a Topic!  Have someone roll the dice to determine which topic the group will work on. .

 SMILE! .Once you have the body… Introduction:  What would a good first sentence be?  Will it get the audience‟s attention?  Don‟t forget the salutation! Conclusion:  Summarize the points you outlined in your introduction.  Don‟t introduce any new material.

just propose 3 to 5 main ideas that you could expand on about that topic.Now it‟s your turn Split into pairs/groups and get a topic. You don‟t have to write the speech. Suggest a good first sentence too! .

honourable judges. . male and 4:00 p. “Good afternoon mister chairperson.e.Giant Group Greeting of the Guests  Form a circle and have a volunteer stand in the middle. in the afternoon.  The person in the middle is the „chairperson‟ and will call out a time of day. ladies and gentlemen and fellow 4-H‟ers…”  Encourage the participants to check details.m. it‟d be embarrassing to say good morning.)  Have the entire group greet the person. (i.

 Exchange cards to get a new topic. and write ONE tip about it.Tips & Tricks Break into small groups with one experienced member per group. Discuss any unclear points.  Afterwards have the groups read a card out loud.  Look at the heading on the card.  .

“And now I know that…” Complete these sentences so the whole group can hear:  “I‟d be interested in talking about ___(topic)___ this/next year.” and  “and now I know that…” (a tip they didn‟t know from Tips & Tricks) .

Here are some ways to over come it:  Start early. and small – like the workshop activities we just did. The more you speak. . Practice.  Talk to experienced members to find out what they do.  Gain experience.Speech Anxiety It is normal to feel nervous about public speaking.  Practice. the easier it will be. Practice.  Have a positive attitude.

ab.4h.  .Conclusion For more information about Public Speaking check out Speaking Your Way to Success and the Alberta 4-H Website []  Watch for the new 4-H communication video coming out soon! It features real Alberta 4-H members – how cool is that!  An Impromptu Workshop also exists for members to gain more experience with that public speaking activity.

Questions? .