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

The topic to be developed in this presentation will be announced on the state and national website each year.  Participants will develop a multimedia presentation using the software and/or technology of their choice.  The presentation may include elements such as graphics, pictures, music, sound, text, video, and transitions.

Entries may be created by an individual member or by a team, not to exceed three (3) members.   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 or 2nd at a previous State Leadership Conference.

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

State    Each charter may enter one individual or team in this event.
National   See national guidelines:

District        Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.
State        When it has been determined that a student or team 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 national guidelines:



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

  • Competitors are responsible for bringing their own device for this event and must be able to show their presentation to the judges on this device as there will be no use of projectors. Internet access will be provided.

  • 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.


If a final round is needed, 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.  In the event that there are 15 or fewer entries, the final round will be eliminated.


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


State        State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.

National    The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum number will be ten.