Introduction to Business Presentation

Category: Project/Presentation

Type: Individual, Team

Grade Level: 9-10

Deadline/Testing: 15-Feb

Competitor Limit: 1 team of 1-3 members


(New Topic 2022-23)

You are trying to raise money to attend a business leadership training program in New York City.  This would be a week-long summer program that will cost $2,000. You will prepare a presentation that can be used in front of potential sponsors from your community. Be sure to include why you should attend, and the benefit you will receive and bring back to your school.

Event Guidelines

Preliminary Round:

  • The business presentation should be prepared using the topic provided.
  • Student members, not advisers, must prepare presentations.
  • The participants must use a presentation software program as an aid in delivering the business presentation.
  • The preliminary round will be judged based on the presentation submitted online. Presenters and the presentation used as an aid should be viewable at all times in the video.
  • Competitors will create a video of the business presentation, which allows the judges to view the competitor as well as the presentation slides.
  • The audio recording should be clear with appropriate volume.
  • Comply with state and federal copyright laws. Refer to the national Format Guide for copyright information.
  • Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted and disable comments. Include URL on the submission form.
  • Upload slide deck as PDF to the submission form.
  • Name video IBP_chaptername_year
  • Eight (8) finalists will advance to the final round.

Final Round:

  • The top eight (8) teams will be notified of their eligibility and times slots prior to the conference. Each team’s
    competitors must be available to compete at the designated time in the program.
  • Times for the presentations will be randomly selected by the state office staff.
  • The participants must use a presentation software program as an aid in delivering the business presentation. The chapter must provide all equipment for the presentation.
  • Five minutes (5) will be allowed to set up and remove equipment or presentation items. Equipment may be connected or partially connected before entering the presentation room.
  • Competitors must perform all aspects of the presentation (e.g., speaking, setup, operating audiovisual equipment). Other representatives of the chapter or the adviser may not provide assistance.
  • The team has seven (7) minutes to deliver the presentation.
  • All team members must actively participate in the presentation.
  • Visual aids and samples specifically related to the project may be used in the presentation; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.
  • A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) minutes. When the presentation is finished, the timekeeper will record the time used, noting a deduction of five (5) points for any presentation over seven (7) minutes.
  • Following each presentation, judges will conduct a three (3) minute question-answer period.
  • The performance is open to conference attendees, except performing participants of this event. No audio or video recording will be allowed.


Each chapter may submit one (1) entry created by an individual or by a team of two (2) or three (3) members in Grades 9 through 10.


Each team will be judged by a panel of judges. All judges’ decisions are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The first-, second-, and third-place winners of this event will represent Nebraska in the Introduction to Business Presentation event at the National Leadership Conference. No members have placed in the top 10 for this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.