Life On The Farm As The Years Fly Bye

We All Learn At a Different Pace

What did I learn about myself through my 4-H participation?

I learned that it is not easy to be 16 and on the edge of adulthood.

Head - to clear thinking, when giving your word to someone, think about how it will affect your heart if you buckle to peer pressure and go against your morals and ethics .

Heart - to greater loyalty; loyalty is something that is given freely and cannot be demanded or forced upon someone.

Hands - to larger service, you can only do what you feel is right and work hard to achieve your goals.

Health - to better living; if your word is your honor, and you stand fast to your morals and ethics; loyalty will come to you freely, your goals will be realized, and you will make a difference in the world around you.

I love 4-H !

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things we face; stay true to yourself no matter how hard it is and make a difference!

4H My Journey

Farmer's Hands Video

2011-2012 Western National Roundup

Thursday, September 24, 2009

4-H Public Speaking

First I would like to say that speaking in public is NOT easy; you stand in front of a lot of people you don't know, and tell them something that you have learned or are learning all of them are
looking at you. Waiting to see what you have to say and in a contest they are judging you on what you say and how you say it.

In 4-H there is three different categories Demonstration; shows how to make or do something from start to finish. Illustrated Talk; Posters, souvenirs, pictures or PowerPoint are used to demonstrate knowledge or opinion, and Public Speaking can be Dramatic Presentation or Original Speech. All of the categories have a recommended time allowance. Juniors ages 8-11 is 4 to 5 minutes, Intermediate ages 12-14 is 5-6 minutes and Seniors ages 15-19 is 6 to 10 minutes.

All contestants are judged on Introduction, Organization, Visual Aids, Materials and Equipment, Content and Accuracy, Information, Stage presence, if you are Relaxed and comfortable with topic, Delivery, Voice control, Effect on Audience, Summary, Questions, and Time.

I myself never take anything that the judges say as personal; The Judges are there to help and teach. I also try to have a good time while I am speaking and smile. I love to hear all the other speakers and always learn something new at these contests.

My moms camera died and two speakers did not get their photos taken and at this time I would like to say I am sorry to Risa and Bronwyn; you both did a great job.