PUBLIC SPEAKING I—INDIVIDUAL EVENT
SECTION, STATE, AND NATIONAL COMPETITION
This event recognizes FBLA members who are beginning to develop qualities of business leadership by developing effective speaking skills. ELIGIBILITY
FBLA members currently enrolled in grades 7-10* are eligible to compete in this event. A participant may not have previously competed in this event or Public Speaking II at the national level. Section:
Each local chapter may enter one (1) member.
The top two (2) winners from section competition will represent their section at
the State Leadership Conference. The outline and folder prepared for section is NOT required at state level. However, the student must be able to provide the event administrator with the title of the speech. National:
The first and second place winner in state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference. Advisers and participants should refer to the latest edition of the FBLA Chapter Management Handbook for national competitive event guidelines.
This event consists of a four (4) minute speech. The speech must be of a business nature and must be developed from one or more of the nine (9) FBLA-PBL goals. The goals include: Develop competent, aggressive, business leadership.
Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and in their work. Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
Encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism. Encourage and practice efficient money management.
Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
Facilitate the transition from school to work.
*If a student in grades 7 or 8 places first or second at the State Leadership Conference, he/she may not compete at the national level per national eligibility guidelines. PUBLIC SPEAKING I (Page 2)
A “proof of grade level” for each participant in this event (except middle school members) must be mailed with the registration materials for the Section Conference. Grade level must be highlighted or circled. At conference registration the chapter adviser or designee must submit three (3) copies, in a single, standard file folder, of a typewritten speech outline (topic or sentence format) not to exceed one page, on 8 1/2" by 11" paper. The outline must include the title of speech, student's name and school. The tab of the folder must be labeled with participant's name, school, and event title. The student is disqualified if insufficient number of copies submitted. Deduction of penalty points for Public Speaking I:
Incorrect number of folders—3 points
Tab of folder not labeled properly–3 points
Name and/or school not on outline–5 points
If there are a large number of participants at a section conference, there may be a preliminary and final round. SECTION AND STATE GUIDELINES
Student members, not advisers, must prepare speeches. Facts and working data may be secured from any source. Participants must report at scheduled time regardless of conference activities. All participants must show photo identification at the time the event starts or he/she will not be allowed to compete. A faxed copy is not acceptable.
Participants in this event must adhere to the FBLA Conference Dress Code or he/she will not be permitted to participate. The student must be able to provide the event administrator with the title of the speech. When delivering the speech, the participant may use notes or note cards prepared before the event. No visual aids may be used. Video taping of speeches is not permitted.
Participants may not have any physical contact (i.e. handshake) with the judges prior to the presentation. The event administrator will introduce each participant by name...
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