Sunday, August 19, 2012
A 4-H speech at the Western Idaho Fair
Late Friday afternoon I visited the opening day for the Western Idaho Fair. Near the back of the South Expo building I saw a girl finishing her 4-H speech on raising hogs. I was impressed by how determined she was to get her message out. She held her notes, and a pointer with a star on the end for referring to a large poster. She didn’t seem at all bothered by the endless parade of people walking down the aisle ten feet to the left of her podium going to the commercial exhibits in the Center Expo building.
Some state 4-H programs like California and Ohio have training booklets about presentations and public speaking on their web sites.
At the fair there are booths selling all the usual fried and frozen foods. The Oinkari Basque Dancers also have booths selling Basque sandwiches.