4-H encourages its members to expand their life skills which
includes the ability to do public presentations. As a result, once a year, they offer a 4-H Public
Presentation forum where members get the opportunity to do public presentations on topics they are interested in.
We encourage all members of Bainbridge Island 4-H to deliver public presentations. Through Kitsap County's 4-H public presentation forum, our members can earn blue ribbons, earning the chance to give their presentation at Kitsap County Fair or Washington State Fair.
The dates for the Kitsap County 4-H Public Presentations are Friday afternoon, March 1, 2019 or Saturday morning, March 2, 2019.
You can sign up for your presentation here: 4-H Public Presentation sign up
Below are some common questions from our 4-H members:
Q: What should I talk about?
A: There are so many great topics to choose from. Choose a topic that is of interest to you. If you need ideas, talk with your 4-H friends
and leaders or check out: How To Do A 4-H Public Presentation
Q: Who will judge me?
A: Judges for 4-H presentations are supportive and encouraging 4-H leaders and volunteers.
Q: Will other kids be watching? Can my parent be there?
A: No other 4-H members are in the room with you unless you invite them. Your parents are welcome to observe.
Q: How long do I have to speak for?
A: If you are a Junior (8 – 10 years of age): 3 – 8 minutes
If you are an Intermediate (11 – 13 years of age): 5 – 15 minutes
If you are a Senior (14 to less than 19 years of age): 8 – 20 minutes
Q: Do you have any hints or tips on delivering my presentation?
A: --Have a catchy introduction
--Your time starts when you give the title of your presentation.
--End with a conclusion and your sources.
--Remember that EVERY word on your posters need to be readable from 10 feet away.
--Don't forget to ask your audience if they have any questions, then always repeat the question back to the judge.
--Practice, practice, practice!!
Please read the 4-H guide for additional tips: How To Do A 4-H Public Presentation
Q: What is the cost?
A: Normally, there is a $2.50 charge per presentation but Bainbridge Island 4-H is paying for members enrolled in our club. When you check in for your presentation, please tell them you are a member of Bainbridge Island 4-H.
Q: Can I bring my dog? I'd like to include my pet in my presentation.
A: Unfortunately, you may not bring any live animals.
What should I bring with me?
A: There will be an easel for you to use during your presentation. You should bring everything you need for your presentation, including visual aids. No projectors or screens are provided. If you are using Powerpoint, please bring everything you need with you. When you check in, please tell them if you are using Powerpoint.
Q: Where do I give my presentation?
A: Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church in Poulsbo. The church is located across from Poulsbo Inn on Hwy 305. The address is 18561 9th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Please let your leaders know if you have any questions.