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Objective of the Presentation of the Action Plan Competition: to present a live performance showcasing the team's response to their underlying problem - the development of their action plan.
Key Idea: The oral presentation is a method to encourage creativity and turn the written work and ideas into a visual and spatial activity. At the bowl, presentations are presented as skits to showcase a team’s Action Plan.
Develop a skit following guidelines of public presentations.
Create props using the suggested “tools” and from the items found in the prop bag that teams receive at the Friday evening awards ceremony. Props enhance the ideas presented and can make the presentation exciting. For judging purposes props should be large enough for the audience to see and recognize.
Keep in mind the time frame of the future scene, the charge, and perhaps, the “client.”
Know where the presentation is going and keep it moving. The dialogue should flow.
Use all the talents of team members to the best advantage. Everyone in the group should be actively involved.
Sell the action plan idea. Humor is effective, but the goal is to convey information, not simply to provide amusement.
Prepare an ending for the presentation. The audience should know when you are finished.
Coaches and chaperones can help teams prepare the skit. However, they may not be a part of the presentation. That means they may not give encouragement or coaching from the audience during the presentation.
Review the Presentation of Action Plan scoring for additional help.