Public speaking

From sharing an important thought to nailing that first big job interview, public speaking skills are extremely important. Public speaking allows you to challenge yourself and succeed in developing these skills, while having fun and building friendships. Though public speaking is among the most common fears, every 4-H member should learn this skill. Benefits will last a lifetime!

State specialist contact: Bradd Anderson

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    Projects

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    Opportunities

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      Public Speaking Academy

      Youth who participate at this exciting invitational event are guided through the basics and finer points of writing and delivering a speech, in a non-competitive setting.

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      State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

      Youth compete in a communication category of their choice, alongside other Juniors (ages 8-10), Intermediates (ages 11-13) or Seniors (ages 14-18) in their age division.

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      State Fair

      4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won’t want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.

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