4H PUM 10
Of Public Speaking
Member Project Guide
This guide is to help you become the best public speaker you can! Learning
to speak in public is a treasure hunting experience that allows you to discover
your ability as a public speaker.
Activities are arranged to help you learn how to write and give a speech
from beginning to end. This project has no time limit. When you feel you have
mastered an area, it is time to move on to the next section. After you have
completed this project book, you will be able to move on to Unit 2 in the public
Helper’s Notes for Unit 1
Public Speaking Unit I is
aimed at helping beginners to speak
publicly - primarily 9 to 12 year olds.
This can vary with the member’s
experience and competence in public
speaking. Unit I is focused on the
development and how-to of giving a
speech. Beginning speeches can vary
in length, but a standard is 3 to 5
This project has no time limit.
The goal is to have members
confidently give speeches by doing
research, practicing, and preparing.
This project can be repeated many
times. It has been developed to help
members gain an understanding of
research, speech writing, and public
When the member feels
they are comfortable to move on to
the next level, Public Speaking Unit
II may be explored.
4-H Public Speaking
Events and Contests.
Once the 4-H’er has mastered
the basics of public speaking, they
can participate in the challenge of
competing in many other 4H events
and contests for additional
recognition. Check your local 4-H
Extension Office for details.
Chose a project helper to support you. Your helper can be 4-H leader, a parent
or other older individual that will meet with you and help you when needed.
Write the name of your helper below.
You are now ready to begin your discovery of the treasure inside of you - a
great public speaker! Look for the pi