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Practicing to Win at SBLC

The word practice is defined as  "repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it."  The word is typically referred to practice of sports or physical activity.  For an athlete practice may mean spending countless hours repeating the same movement or activity.  For others, it may mean rehearsing or repeating the same action.

As FBLA members, we are constantly "practicing." We spend hours rehearsing our lines, actions, or presentations.  Now, how can we improve our performances or presentations?  Well you can begin by familiarizing yourself with your script or performance; you can do these by following the following tips:

Repeating your lines until you can recite them without any assistance (memorize).

Review your lines until you need minimal assistance (familiarize).

Once you have chosen which step to take, begin to practice individual areas to increase the fluidity of your presentation.  You can follow do separate “workouts” to enhance your performance or presence. If you feel comfortable with your presentations you can begin practicing the following in order to ensure success at SBLC:

  • Voice projection
  • Smiling
  • Eye contact
  • Hand movements
  • Posture
  • Gestures
  • Handshakes

By paying close attention to these areas, members will be able to perform at a higher level and have an overall better presence.  Hopefully you can apply these tips to your presentations, and remember to practice!