Ruth Hess - 2022 Public Presentations

Ruth Hess presents her 2022 Public Presentation on Unicorns


The Public Presentation Program is frequently referred to as “the most beneficial and rewarding experience of all 4-H experiences”. Public presentations give 4-H members an excellent opportunity to research a subject, organize ideas in logical order, develop visual aids and learn to speak effectively before groups. With each public presentation, there is an increase in self-confidence, poise, self-esteem, stage presence and knowledge. Public presentations can teach a 4-H’er life skills that will be useful in his or her future social, educational and career pursuits.

Public Presentation Resources:

2023 County Public Presentation Incentives
2023 County Public Presentation Registration Form  

Public Presentation Options (Types and Descriptions)

Public Presentation Planning Sheet

Public Presentation Idea Sheet

Suggested Topics for Demonstrations

Tips for Good Presenting  

Presentations Made Easy

How to Prepare a Presentation

Parts of a 4-H Public Presentation 

How to Give a Presentation-Video

How to Prepare Visuals

Using PowerPoint in 4-H Presentations  

How to do a food demonstration 

4-H Food Demonstrations Guide

Evaluation Forms and Guidelines:

4-H Cloverbud Public Presentation Comment Sheet

Demonstration & Illustrated Talk Evaluation Form

Demonstration & Illustrated Talk Evaluation Guidelines

Speech Evaluation Form

Speech Evaluation Guidelines

Recitation Evaluation Form

Dramatic Interpretation Evaluation Form

Recitation/Dramatic Interpretation Evaluation Guidelines

NYS 4-H Public Presentation Evaluation Guide

Evaluator Checklist

District Public Presentations:




Last updated November 15, 2023