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Event Details – March 24, 2019

EC - Regional - Regional Presentations

Start Date: March 24, 2019 10:00 AM End Date: March 24, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Stettler District  

Sponsor: AltaLink, Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen,

Program Description:

 

A minimum of 1 presentation from each age group representing each district in the East Central 4-H Region (Coronation, Drumheller, Flagstaff, Hanna, Provost, Stettler) is invited to participate in the Regional Presentations. 

There are four levels of competition (club, district, regional and provincial). The top two members at each competition advance to the next level. Advancing to regional or provincial competitions is a very big accomplishment as there are approximately 2,000 people competing in each age category (junior 9-11 intermediate 12-14, senior 15+). Members are judged and receive feedback at each level of competition. They are also encouraged to evaluate their speeches or presentations to make improvements each time they deliver it. Members who advance to the provincial public speaking competition are required to write a new speech based on a theme or topic they are provided with.

4-H Communication Activities

Speaking in front of a group is the number one fear of Canadian adults, but not for those who have been in the 4-H program. 4-H Alumni often list communication skills as one of the biggest assets they have gained from the 4-H program. Practicing communication activities in a club setting not only builds member’s confidence, but also helps them to effectively convey their thoughts and opinions to others.

Taking Part in a Communication Activity is a 4-H Member Expectation

Communication is important, and in order to complete and get credit for their year, 4-H members must take part in a communications activity. For a communications activity to qualify, it must be:

  1. Prepared by the member.
  2. Presented in front of a 4-H group.
  3. At least three minutes long.

Types of Communication Activities

Many people think that a communication activity is participating in public speaking or presentations competitions. Well, it might, but these are only a couple options. There are lots of others to choose from, including:

  1. Emceeing a 4-H function or activity.
  2. Giving formal introductions and thank yous to guest speakers.
  3. Presenting a report on club activities.
  4. Facilitating a project workshop.

These would also be a big help to the club leader!

Using activities other than speakoffs can be a way to “kill two birds with one stone”. It’s often difficult to include all of the required activities in your program plan on dates that work out for all your members. By encouraging flexibility in your plan, you can get more accomplished in less time. For example, some experienced members could give a project workshop that would not only fulfil their communication requirement, but also teach other members new project skills.

Event PDF:    East Central Regional web page
Region: East Central
Who can apply: All Members

For more information contact: Yvonne Yaremcio, Phone: 310-0000 then 403-742-7547, Fax: 310-0000 then 403-742-7527, Email: yvonne.yaremcio@gov.ab.ca