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State Bowl Action Plan Presentation Overview
Click here for 2011 State Bowl Action Plan Presentation Guidelines



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.

Presentation Guide:

 Develop a four minute skit based on the team's Action Plan.

Create props using the suggested "tools" and from 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.

  • Down load 2011 Action Plan Presentations Guidelines. The link for this document is found above.

  • 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. 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

  • Practice your skit so that the team feels comfortable and every member is able to get into character

  • Time your skit as you practice so that the team knows what needs to be emphasized and what needs to be cut. Get a feel for your timing so that the team knows just how much time they have for the performance and do not go overtime.

Coaches and chaperons 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 once the team makes it to the ready seats or during the presentation.