2020 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Digital Submission Guidelines

The following digital submission guidelines have been developed to assist members in recording video presentations for related events.

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Recording Presentations
    • Use any web-based meeting software that allows recording of teams when they are all in different locations, to record team presentations (team members would not have to be in the same room)
      • Recommended: Zoom
      • Note: Individual competitors may use any method they prefer to record presentations
  • Uploading Presentations
    • Videos must be posted online and submitted via an unlisted (only viewable with a link) format
      • Recommended: YouTube
      • If you need to upload a video to YouTube that is more than 15 minutes in length, you will need to verify your Google account. Click here for instructions
      • Note: If you wish to use a method other than YouTube to post your video online, please work with your adviser or your school technology coordinators to assist in posting an unlisted video
    • Videos must be unlocked for viewing purposes

*It is highly recommended that competitors do practice videos and practice online postings beforehand to make sure that the video posting works as needed.  However, the practice videos cannot be of your competitive event entry.

  • Submitting Presentations
    • Competitor(s) must provide URL needed to play the video to your state adviser

EVENTS WITH PRESENTATIONS

Categorized by FBLA-PBL as Presentations with Equipment, Presentations Without Equipment (except Client Service), Speech (except Impromptu Speaking), and Demonstration.

  • A video will be submitted for judging. This video submission shall adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Only the student(s) registered for the event may appear in the presentation.
    • Students must conform to the FBLA-PBL Dress Code while recording the video.
    • Videos shall be submitted in one take. This means that only one video per competitor/team may be submitted. The submission shall not be edited.
    • Submissions may not be re-shot for any reason, including quality of performance, mistakes, etc.
    • Teleprompters, cue cards, or other off-screen aids for competitors may not be used.
    • For events classified as Presentations Without Equipment, notes or note cards are allowed.
    • For events that allow materials, visual aids, portfolios, etc. they may be shown to the judges as part of the recorded presentation. They cannot be uploaded in any way as part of the presentation, as this would violate the competitive event guidelines about not leaving any materials with judges.
    • For Presentations with Equipment and Demonstrations, students may utilize projectors/presentations (example: PowerPoints), should they choose to use them.
    • Students would be allowed to share their computer screen for events categorized as Presentations with Equipment and Demonstration. If sharing the screen, students must still be seen in the recording.
    • The question and answer portion will be eliminated, so competitors should endeavor to address all portions of the rating sheet in their presentation.
    • The total presentation time shall not be extended by the amount of time allotted for Q&A. Any presentations that go over the time listed on the rating sheet, will receive a penalty deduction.
    • The video that is submitted for the preliminary round competition, will also be used for the final round of competition.
    • If you need to upload a video to YouTube that is more than 15 minutes in length, you will need to verify your Google account.  Click here for instructions.
    • Video URLs will be submitted to state advisers, who will then post the URL to the competitor(s) event registration form.

EVENTS WITH EXTEMPORANEOUS PRESENTATIONS:

Help Desk, Parliamentary Procedure, Impromptu Speaking, and Client Service; as well as those events designated by FBLA-PBL as Collaborative Objective Tests and Team Performance.

  • A video will be submitted for judging. This video submission shall adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Only the student(s) registered for the event may appear in the presentation.
    • Students must conform to the FBLA Dress Code while recording the video.
    • You will record yourself during the preparation time, as well as the actual presentation in one seamless video.
    • Videos shall be submitted in one take. This means that only one video per competitor/team may be submitted. The submission shall not be edited.
    • Submissions may not be re-shot for any reason, including quality of performance, mistakes, etc.
    • Students are not permitted to practice “off-camera” before the presentation.
    • Students must move from the preparation time to the presentation without any practice time between.
    • Teleprompters, cue cards, or other off-screen aids for competitors may not be used. However, note cards are allowed during the preparation and performance.
    • The role play with judges will be eliminated, so competitors should endeavor to address all portions of the case study and the rating sheet in their presentation.
    • Because the role play component will be eliminated, presentations will only have the amount of time allotted in the event guidelines.
    • All cases, prep materials, student notes, and associated materials must be destroyed after completion of the video.
    • Client Service and Impromptu Speaking will only have one case study/prompt. The video that is submitted for the preliminary round competition, will also be used for the final round of competition.
    • Your state adviser will develop the method to be used to disseminate the case study/prompt for these events, along with related timelines.
    • If you need to upload a video to YouTube that is more than 15 minutes in length, you will need to verify your Google account.  Click here for instructions.
    • Video URLs will be submitted to state advisers, who will then post the URL to the competitor(s) event registration form.