Southeast District Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Public Speaking Contests

Helpful Tools for Speeches and Demonstrations

To assist 4-H members and leaders in preparation for public speaking presentations, the following links will take you to videos of the different categories of presentations.  The videos contain tips and expamples for preparing and presenting successful presentations and were prepared by Southeast District 4-H members with assistance from Liz Taylor, Pontotoc County 4-H Volunteer, Courtney Matlock, OCES Summer Intern, and Nancy Dunlap, Former District 4-H Program Specialist.  Additional links will direct you to printed resources to assist you in developing presentations.

Famous Person

Powerpoint Presentation

Illustrated Talk Video

Foods Presentations

Communication and Expressive Arts Project Literature Online

National 4-H Communications Curriculum -- 3 levels and a helper's guide are included in the full set of materials or can be purchased individually.  These resources are excellent for project meetings to teach some basic communication skills. 

National 4-H Communications Online Supplemental Materials -- this website provides additional activities and resources that can be used with the curriculum listed above or on its own.



2019 SE District Speech Contest Resources 

The Public Speaking Contest will include illustrated talks, demonstrations, PowerPoint Presentations and Famous Persons contests.  See the information below for more details.

Rules & Guidelines for all speech categories

Score Sheet 



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