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How to Succeed at Star Events

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Amy Collins

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Transcript of How to Succeed at Star Events

Goal:
Successful STAR Event
Thank you for attending!
Good Luck this season!
See You In San Antonio, Texas 2014
How To Succeed
in a STAR Event

National Conference 2013
Fashion Construction
Fashion Design
Focus On Children
Job Interview
Life Event Planning
Teach and Train
Applied Technology (retired)
Career Investigation
Chapter Service Display
Chapter in Review Portfolio
Early Childhood Education
Entreprenuership

STAR Events Prospect
has participated in at the National Level

This Presentation Can Be Accessed On The Internet Using The Website
Address Found In Your Packet.
PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION

This presentation is for potential event competitors to formulate a plan to produce a quality STAR event project that will lead them to successful scores at competitions.



Competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in:
chapter and individual projects
leadership skills
career preparation

STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:
cooperative
– teams work to accomplish specific goals
individualized
– an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
competitive
– individual/team performance measured by an established set of criteria


What is a STAR event?
STAR Events stands for:
Students Taking Action with Recognition
There are 33 STAR Events.
The top 3 scores at the Regional/Sectional levels qualify to move on to the State Convention.

The top two scores in each state become
the National Delegates and are qualified to compete at the National Convention.

http://www.fcclainc.org/content/star-events/


ABOUT STAR EVENTS
ALWAYS PLAY TOWARDS YOUR STRENGTHS!!!

Individual or Team Event
Team events are 1-3 people
Pick a Category based on Personal Interests
Business, Culinary & Nutrition, Education,
Fashion & Design, Leadership, or Online
Portfolio or Display
Portfolio events are binder or electronic based
Examine Rubric and Specifications
Examining a Rubric
To Develop Your Project

Fully read through and highlight important details and parts that you must include in your STAR Event depending on the category you are competing in.

Don’t settle! Always read the column on your categories rubric for the highest points. Along the way make a check list to insure every aspect is included.

Check the national website to see if your rubric has been updated, as then you may need to add or delete information from your prepared STAR Event.





Room Consultants Deductions Page

Sample STAR Events Rubric

Sample STAR Events Rubric

Sample STAR Events Rubric

Phase 1: Preparation
Phase 2: Competition
Phase 3: Answering Judges Questions
Phase 1: Preparation
Choosing A Project
www.youtube.com/user/NationalFCCLA1945

This website has
48 Successful
STAR Event Demonstrations

Completing The Online Project Summary

NEW
ALWAYS PLAY TOWARDS YOUR STRENGTHS!!!

1) Meet with your advisor.
2) Start a PLANNING PROCESS PAGE.
3) Complete the commitment & planning form.
4) Set up a time to execute your project.
5) Most STAR events happen outside of the
classroom and have multiple steps that need to
be completed throughout the year.
6) Follow through with your plan.
7) Evaluate the plan throughout the year.
9) Edit project after each competition.

EXECUTING A PROJECT
How to Find the WORD/PDF Files

Space modifications
can be made, but usually restricted by rubric to
1 page or 2 slides

Mrs. Lisa Curtin - Advisor 16 yrs exp.
Ms. Amy Collins - Advisor 10 yrs exp.
Emily Gonyon - Sectional President
Victoria Bruno - Chapter President
Sarah LaCost - Chapter First Vice President
Introductions &
Former Successful Projects
Completed Planning Process Page
Practice Your
Planning Process Summary Page
CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION

Opening
Should be intriguing
Memorable story, poem, quote
Video, song or rhythm
Needs to capture audiences’ attention

CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION


Organizing the Body of the Speech
Chronological
Cause and Effect
Using the Rubric Categories
CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS,
OR WORDS OF WISDOM ?

http://www.fcclainc.org

PICTURES OF SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATIONS
Students Taking Action with Recognition = STAR
Choose a project by reading the rubric and meeting with an advisor
Fill out an Online Project Summary Form
Execute your project using the Planning Process Page
Present your project after preparing, practicing, and creating visuals
Answer the judges questions with enthusiasm and confidence.

Wrap-Up




Know your presentation and all visuals.
Judges will most likely refer back or question to parts of your
speech, display, portfolio, etc.
Be enthusiastic and polite at all times.
Be proud of yourself you worked hard, tell them about it.
Be calm and think before you answer.
If you need them to repeat, ask nicely to rephrase the question.
Take a breath before you answer.
Finish your answer within a few complete sentences.






ANSWERING JUDGES QUESTIONS

Get Inspired Today!
PHASE 3: ANSWERING
JUDGES QUESTIONS
Use Visuals
If allowed, use visuals!!!
Follow specifications for each project when using visuals.
Dimensions
Costumes
Audio/Visual timing
When in doubt…READ THE RUBRIC AGAIN or Ask questions to your STATE ADVISOR

CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION

The Handout
Includes A
Presentation
That Describes
Tips & Tricks
Of Creating
Portfolios and Displays
Dress appropriately
Eat a healthy meal
Don’t wear anything overpowering
Wake up with enough time. Wake Up Calls. Alarms. DON’T BE RUSHED!
Clear your mind and focus on the competition
Check in, drop off or set up display on time
Always be early to your competition
Rooms run early
people do not show
gives you time to practice
check out competition
Advisors should walk students to room and wait
(If possible, of course.)
Competition Day

Advisors must check in at registration
Students must attend the STAR event competitor meeting
Find the room your competing in
Channel nervous energy
Practice again
Get a good night’s rest
Before Competition Begins…
Practice early and often
In front of others
In the mirror
Chapter Practices
Go through your speech MULTIPLE times the day of your presentation
Practicing
PHASE 2: COMPETING
Conclusion
End with another memorable moment, topic quote, etc.
Similar to the opening strategies
If the 1 minute warning is announced,
it’s time to make a call...
Conclude early to show you have a full presentation
Hurry to finish entire presentation
Continue presenting as much content as possible

CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION
How Many Mistakes Did You See?
This Icon in the Rubric Indicates It Is Submitted Online
Letters To The Troops
FCCLA, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, IL
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By: Amy Collins & Lisa Curtin
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