State Bowl Action Plan Presentation Overview
Click here for 2016 State Bowl Action Plan Presentation Guidelines
What is an Action Plan Presentation?
Objective: to present a live performance showcasing the team's response to their Underlying Problem (UP) - 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.
Teams must present their Action Plan to be considered for an award.A maximum of seven students may participate in the presentation. The majority of the presentation team must be members of the GPS booklet competition team. All members must have participated in NC FPS during the competition year.
Develop a four minute skit based on the team’s Action Plan.
Create props using the suggested “tools” and the items found in the prop bag that teams receive at the Friday evening gathering. 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 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. Teams often parody a popular song or story, or create slogans, jingles or catchphrases to entertain the audience , 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. Once teams are in the ready seats they can have no contact with coaches or adults. Review the Action Plan Presentation Guidelines and score sheet for additional help.