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Public Speaking  -  A Skill Used Everyday
It is no secret that most people have a great fear of public speaking. Verbal communication skills are an important part of our daily lives. Over the last couple of weeks, I have observed youth out applying for summer jobs. For many completing the application, it is easily done within minutes. The fear increases once a face to face interview is scheduled. How long will the interview last? How many questions will I have to answer? How long will I have to talk? What if I fail to come up with an answer to the question? These are all questions that may not only run through the minds of teens, but also adults. For our youth however, learning communication skills will help them to navigate their world and prepare them for the workforce, civic engagements, and family roles they will assume as young adults. Great public speaking skills promotes confidence, life skills, and subject knowledge.
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4-H:  Building Leaders for a Better Tomorrow
I know parents have been busy trying to keep their kids busy this winter with all the snow days. As a parent of two young boys I can feel your stress. The good news is that with each day, we get one day closer to spring! Opening day for the 2014 Major League Baseball season is March 31st. As parents, I’m sure you have wondered what else you can do to keep your kids busy but also have them learn in a fun environment year round. Then you need to take a closer look at the Butler County 4-H program.
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