Bill’s Tips for Presentations

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  • Before presentations ask, “Are the Judges ready?” and when concluding ask, “Do the Judges have any questions”?
  • If you don’t know the answer to a judges question, it is o.k. to say you don’t know as opposed to making something up. Say something like, ” I don’t have that answer right now, but I’d be glad to do a little more research and get back to you.” Then make sure you get the judges contact info and get back with them with the answer
  • Visual aids should be used in each category except for “Public Speaking” category
  • Make sure you are properly dressed for your specific presentation
  • If using poster or power point, the first slide or poster should list your name, age, county and club
  • Double and triple check spelling on posters and power point
  • Speak loud and clear
  • Make eye contact with the judges
  • Watch out for too much movement or fidgeting, this can be distracting for the judges
  • If your presentation is web based (ex. Prezi) make sure you have a back-up in case the internet goes out or is unavailable
  • Use your posters/slides/notes as an outline. Do not read directly from them and know your material well enough that your face is not buried in your notes
  • Don’t try and write too much on your posters or slides. Again, it is an outline for your reference
  • Outdoor cookery presentations should always have: tablecloth, attractive table display, recipe written out on poster and recipe cards, and presenter knowledge of proper food temp, prep process, food safety, etc. 

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