This is what student leadership is all about! Student Showcase Presentations allow for students to present the very best in programming currently being executed in your school. These student delivered presentations allow for the unique opportunity to not only showcase your incredible programs, but also fine-tine your presentation tactics and public speaking abilities, a critical component for young leaders. Most presentations consist of teams of 2, 3 or 4 students to deliver these impactful sessions.
The best part of presenting your Showcase at a Regional event is that your presentation can be selected to present at the State Conference! The top presentations from our Regional Connect events are voted on by attending schools (on site) for a chance to present to over 2,000 student leaders from across the State of Michigan!
In order to give students all the tools they need to deliver a world class presentation, we have developed a number of resources to assist in the creation, presentation and execution of your Showcase Presentation. Please review the following information and submit today!
- Each Showcase Presentation lasts 40min in length.
- Presentation begins with a quick 5min icebreaker
- Each Showcase Presentation consists of the following guidelines
- An accompanying PowerPoint presentation
- What was the “area of need” that this program/idea addresses?
- How did your team come to create this program/idea?
- Details on the specifics behind the program/idea
- Logistical and conceptual information on the program/idea
- Results and data from the program/idea
- Evaluation process and plans for improvement on program/idea
- Q and A from the attending group
- An accompanying PowerPoint presentation
- Each Showcase Presentation PPT is uploaded to MASC/MAHS for posting online
- After submitting your presentation online, you are good to go! Once onsite at your Regional Connect event, check-in and receive your showcase time slot and presentation room
- MASC/MAHS will provide projectors and screens for the presentation, but the presenting group is responsible for bringing their own computer which contains their presentation
- Please DO NOT rely on internet. Depending on the venue, internet wifi may be unreliable. Make sure your presentation is located on your computers hard drive or a flash drive
Showcase Evaluation Rubric
To allow for complete transparency to the evaluation process, we have made the Showcase evaluation rubric available for each presenting group to review. This document provides great insight into what our evaluating team looks for in quality presentations. In order to give the best presentation possible, review this document and make the necessary changes and adjustments in include this information in your presentation.
Click this link to access the Showcase Evaluation rubric
Showcase Presentation Tip Document
In order to create a great presentation, use this checklist to make sure you have included all necessary content and materials. Great showcase sessions will have all of the below information included in their presentation This document can be used as a checklist for the creation of your showcase presentation. Feel free to print or review at your own pace, but please make sure you have considers and included information for each area.
Check out our Showcase Checklist
Showcase Presentation Examples
Over the last few years we have collected hundreds of outstanding student delivered presentations. Last year we begin posting these presentations online for our member schools to access for new program and event ideas. If you are looking for a few quality examples of what a Showcase presentation PowerPoint looks like, check out some of our submissions for past years.
Click this link to access example Showcase Presentations
Showcase Voting for the State Conference
During the closing of each Regional event, schools will be issues two voting tokens. These tokens will be cast for the top two Showcase Presentations they experienced throughout the day. After all votes have been collected, totals will be tallied and the top two winners from each Regional event will be announced onsite to present at our State Conference!
The remaining Showcase presentations are selected via our Showcase Evaluation Rubric that the Michigan Student Board of Delegates will be using to evaluate during each presentation. Those scores will be calculated at the conclusion of all Regional events and those winners will also be notified to present at the State Conference.