State Secretary

Madeleine MacLean

Greetings, everyone! As the year progresses, it’s time for NYS FBLA members planning on attending the State Leadership Conference to begin thinking about their competitive events for this year. As you may know, FBLA offers both individual and team events, as well as categories including presentations, objective tests, prejudged reports, and speeches. With over seventy events offered, choosing one can be an overwhelming task. Here are some tips to help you out!

It can be helpful to first decide if you’d like to do an individual or team event. Doing an event with your friends can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to make sure you’re all on the same page in terms of effort and commitment. Next, you should determine whether you’d prefer to take a test or give a presentation or speech to a small audience of judges. There are also some events, such as Parliamentary Procedure and Entrepreneurship, that consist of both! It can be fun to show off your knowledge of a subject via an objective test, while presentation and performance events are a great way to gain public speaking experience. Most importantly, you should be sure to take the time to read about all of the different events on the FBLA-PBL website to determine which event appeals to you most. From digital video production to sports and entertainment management, there is definitely something for everyone! Remember to have fun as you prepare for your event, and I wish all of you luck in whichever one you choose!

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