INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PRESENTATION


(Open only to members in grades 9-10 who have affiliated high school division.)



Using technology to support a presentation can significantly enhance a business leader’s effectiveness.  This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective business presentation while using presentation software.


COMPETENCIES


The topic to be developed in this presentation will be announced in the Chapter Management Handbook that comes from the national office.  In addition, it will be announced in the State Adviser Briefings.  Using technology to support a presentation can significantly enhance a business leader’s effectiveness.  This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective business presentation while using presentation software.


ELIGIBILITY


Only members enrolled in grades 9 through 10 and affiliated high school division as of December 15 of the current school year are eligible for this event.

Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.

District        Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

State        Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

REGULATIONS


District        Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

State        When it has been determined that a student will represent the district at state competition, the student's local adviser must send the appropriate entry form and product to the state adviser by first-class mail.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.
   
Participants may be an individual member or a team, not to exceed three (3) members.  Participants must be members of an active local chapter and be on record in the FBLA-PBL national office as having paid dues by December 15 of the current school year.  In the event of a team, no more than one member may have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference, have competed more than two (2) years at the national level, or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th at a previous State Leadership Conference. 


PRELIMINARY ROUND


•    The participant must use a presentation software program as an aid in delivering a business presentation.

•    The following will be provided: screen, power, and table.  All other equipment must be provided by the participant(s).

•    Five minutes (5) will be allowed to set up and remove equipment or presentation items.

•    Individuals or team members must perform all aspects of the presentation (e.g., speaking, setup, operating audiovisual equipment). Other representatives of the chapter may not provide assistance.

•    The individual or team has seven (7) minutes to deliver the presentation. All team members must actively participate in the presentation.

•    Visual aids and samples specifically related to the project may be used in the presentation; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.

•    The individual or team has seven (7) minutes to present.  A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) minutes.  When each individual or team is finished, the timekeeper will record the time used noting a deduction of five (5) points for any presentation over seven (7) minutes.  Following each oral presentation, the judges will conduct a three-minute (3) question-and-answer period during which the presenters should be prepared to defend all aspects of their presentation.

•    The performance is open to conference attendees, except performing participants of this event.


 

FINAL ROUND


A maximum of ten (10) finalists—or an equal number from each group—will be scheduled for the final round.  All other procedures as outlined in the general information and preliminary round will be followed for the final round.  The final performance is open to conference attendees, except performing participants of this event.

 

JUDGING


Oral performances will be judged by a panel at the conference.  All judges’ decisions are final.