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Communications & Demonstrations 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.

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To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In

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.

4-H Share the Fun State Fair Showcase

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.

Minnesota State Fair

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.

Level 1 learning goals:

Communication preferences, active listening, identifying aggressive communication, using visual aids, making introductions, and writing letters and songs.

Level 2 learning goals:

Conflict resolution, online communications and social media, cultural differences in communication, writing thank you notes, press releases, and speeches, and careers in communications. 

Level 3 learning goals:

Understand interpersonal electronic communication usage, evaluating advertisements, writing resumes and cover letters, safety in online communication, leadership and teamwork, and digital storytelling.

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Contact

To get involved with the 4-H Communications and Demonstrations Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Karyn Santl, Extension educator
santl001@umn.edu
218-463-0293

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.


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