Communication & Demonstration Project
Learn how to express yourself and communicate better. Nonverbal, verbal, and written activities will stretch and strengthen your communications skills, whether you're talking to a friend, writing, or making a presentation to a group. Learn about communication careers, writing resumes, interviewing for a job, dealing with anxiety and much more.
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
Minnesota 4-H Arts-In is an eight-day intensive arts experience, as they prepare a musical to perform during the Minnesota State Fair. Youth gain experiences in performing arts, including singing, dancing, acting, instrumental accompaniment, costume design, set construction and technical work. Each year, 4-H State Arts-In youth perform at least 40 shows to 12,000 audience members in the 4-H building on the fairgrounds.
Participants continue to work on goals while putting on several daily performances, and play leadership roles for 4-H members and act as representatives for 4-H building visitors. More info.
Youth from counties prepare and perform a play, dance, musical, or other act. Each county nominates one group to perform at the State Fair. More info.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Communication & Demonstration Project resources
Beginning to learn about communication & demonstration:
- It's Showtime! How to demonstrate the 4-H way (video)
- Communications 1 - Picking Up the Pieces (40 pages) - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Some experience with this project:
- How to Give a 4-H Demonstration (video)
- Communications 2 - Putting It Together (40 pages) - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Looking for a challenge:
Project leader resources
Other online resources
4-H Youth record keeping
- Demonstrations evaluation sheet (PDF)
- Youth In Action evaluation sheet (PDF)
- Illustrated presentations evaluation sheet (PDF)
- Cloverbud presentation evaluation sheet (PDF)
To get involved with the 4-H Communications and Demonstrations Project, contact your county 4-H office.
All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.