Regional Presentation Events
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Contact: Vera Bullard, vmbullard@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: California 4-H Youth Development Program
Details:

2021 Regional Presentation Event

April 10 to April 24

The 4-H Presentation Program is designed for 4-H members ages 9 to 18. The system of county, area/regional, and state 4-H presentation events supports youth 4-H members (aged 9 to 18) in practicing and improving their public speaking skills.

4-H members ages 9 to 19 present at Presentation Events to receive feedback and an award.

  1. Each county organizes a County 4-H Presentation Event.

  2. If you receive a Gold or Blue award at the county level, you are encouraged to present in the Regional 4-H Presentation Event.

  3. If you receive a Gold or Blue award at the Area Presentation Event, you may present at the State 4-H Presentation Event at State Field Day.

After qualifying with a blue or gold award at a County 4-H Presentation Day (either in-person or virtual), youth may register to present at Regional Presentation Day during a 2-hour time block offered between April 10 – April 24. Time blocks are first-come, first-served.

Youth Registration

Eligibility: Youth ages 9-19.  Must qualify by receiving a Blue or Gold award at a County 4-H Presentation Day (either in-person or virtual).

Presentations are scheduled during 2-hour sessions. Each session will have 7 presentations and 2 or 3 evaluators in one 2-hour long Zoom meeting.

Time blocks are first-come, first-served.

Registration closes at midnight on April 20, 2021.

Registration for Regional Presentation Event

Evaluators

Evaluators are an important part of making the competitions successful! As an evaluator, you help youth improve by giving them feedback based on a standard evaluation rubric and written constructive feedback.

Adults and 4-H Members ages 16 and up can sign up to be Evaluators.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend an evaluator orientation. Choose one when you sign up:
  • Thursday, April 8: 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom.
  • Friday, April 9, 3:30-5:30pm via Zoom.
  • Become familiar with the 4-H Presentation Manual 2021.
  • Evaluate 7 presentations during one time slot. 
  • Complete the digital evaluation form and provide written positive and constructive feedback to help each presenter improve.

When you sign up:

  • Please choose the time block(s) that you will volunteer for. Note: Please only choose the times you will actually work, not when you are available.
  • Select the orientation session you will participate in, if you haven't already completed an evaluator virtual orientation.

Registration for Evaluators

Room Host

Room Hosts help ensure the smooth functioning of the scheduled presentations. Senior 4-H members are eligible to sign up as Room Hosts.

Responsibilities

  • Attend a room host orientation, choose one:
    • Thursday, April 8: 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom.
    • Friday, April 9, 3:30-5:30pm via Zoom.
  • Become familiar with the 4-H Presentation Manual 2021.
  • Become familiar with "Host" controls in Zoom.
  • Introduce the presenters and give the presenters any needed assistance.
  • Ask the evaluators if they are ready for the next presenter.

When you sign up:

  • Please choose the time block(s) that you will volunteer for. Note: Please only choose the times you will actually work, not when you are available.
  • Select the orientation session you will participate in, if you haven't already completed an evaluator virtual orientation.

Registration for Room Host

The 4-H Presentation Manual - Revised January 2021 is the standard guide for all 4-H presentations. The included evaluation forms are for use at all 4-H Presentation Days.

Contact

The Regional Presentation Days are coordinated by staff and volunteers, supported by the Public Speaking and Communications Advisory Committee.

Note: To update any of these details, please email Vera at vmbullard@ucanr.edu

Procedure

After registering, youth presenters will receive a confirmation for their time block with a zoom.us meeting link.

During their scheduled time block, youth will log on with a computer/tablet or smart phone and present in front of a camera/webcam. They may use poster boards and props (if the category permits these) or using digital slides by “sharing my screen.” All requirements from the 4-H Presentation Manual - Revised January 2021 apply.

Evaluators will enter their scores and comments digitally, which will be sent to the “tally room.” Evaluations forms will be emailed to presenters along with their placing.

Award certificates and pins will be sent to County offices when State Presentation Awards are mailed out before June 30.

Technology and Required Equipment

Technology:

Youth will present at home using the https://zoom.us/ virtual meeting platform using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Youth are encouraged to log in 15-minutes in advance to ensure their webcam, mic, and speakers are working.

Required equipment:

  • Computer/Tablet with webcam, microphone, and speakers and internet connection
  • Or smart phone with camera

The Zoom app should be installed on the computer/tablet or smart phone. Download the software at https://zoom.us/download/.

Video tutorials are available at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials 

HINT: Youth presenters may want to sign-up for a free Zoom.us account to practice at home!

Helpful Zoom.us tips

  • Zoom allows for connection through computer/table where audio (mic & speakers) are connected to the computer. Zoom also allows for hybrid connections where the computer/table captures video but one can call-in over traditional phone network for audio. This is useful in situations where the Internet speed/bandwidth is slow; users can have higher quality sound by calling in on a phone but continue to see and share video through their computer/tablet.
  • Those who call in through their phone need to press *6 to mute or unmute.
  • Those connecting via computer/tablet need to know how to adjust their mic and sound. There are two sets of controls for mic and speaker settings: (1) those in the computer setting itself, and (2) another setting in the zoom meeting room. The zoom meeting room settings are found in the lower left corner of the screen. Make sure the correct microphone and speaker are selected for your device.