Dakota County 4-H
Demonstrations are an oral public presentation that includes demonstrating the hands-on steps required to accomplish a task or process. This most often includes the use of physical objects and actual doing or showing. For example, a demonstration could involve bedding plants, potting soil and related items to demonstrate how to plant a flower pot. At the end of the demonstration, there should be a finished product.
Demonstrations may also include the use of supporting visuals like posters or charts. The focus of the demonstration should be on the "doing", not the supporting visuals.
Presentations & Speeches are oral presentations that present an idea, concept, viewpoint, or experience in an educational or informative format (not for entertainment or performative purposes). Presentations & Speeches often consist of interaction with supporting visual aids like posters, charts, or technology-based options like presentation software (i.e. MS PowerPoint, KeyNote, Google Slides). Supporting visuals may include tangible items, but generally little or no activity takes place with the item. Presentations & Speeches may be an individual or team. Individual presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes in length and team presentations should not exceed 25 minutes in length.
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Please note: Staff may need to adjust time slots to accommodate all presentations.