Hello Florida DECA! In today's video blog, I highlight some important tips on acing your role-play.
A role-play is a real-world business scenario played out in front of a judge. It often includes a problem that needs to be solved or a situation that needs to be planned. There are two types of role-plays: series event and case study. A series event is done by one individual and allows 10 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes of presentation. A case study is completed by two people and allots 30 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to present.
My first tip is to pay attention to your performance indicators. These points are how your judges will score you. Make sure you explain each one in detail! However, don't overload the judge; only use at most three main points per performance indicator.
My second tip is to utilize visual aids. A visual aid can be a flyer, business card, chart, graph, slogan, timeline, and more. The purpose is to give your judge something unique and creative to look at it. This tip will set you apart from other competitors!
My final tip is to be confident! Confidence is noticeable to judges and is another trait that can set you apart. To allude that you're confident, try to avoid fidgeting and using filler worlds. Instead, maintain eye contact, facilitate a proper handshake, have correct posture, and smile.
When competing, don't forget to also prepare and study for your test! Your test score is just as important as your role-play. To win, you have to perform well on both.
Best of luck at whatever competition you plan on using these tips at!