These are three presentations TechBrick has prepared for the Maryland state coaches' kickoff. You are free to use them with your groups!
NEW (9/30/2017) TECH-2017-FLL-BrandingFundraising-v04.pdf
This presentation makes the case for good speaking and presentation skills. Remember, all your judged areas, the ones that get you from regional, to states, to worlds, are all about communications. Add to this decent branding and great photos for a full verbal and visual package for your team. And, how to pay for it. This is the latest version as of Sept 30, 2017, with more info on branding and extended discussions on fundraising.
You also need this essay by Mark Twain: "First Interview With Artemus Ward"
This is the five-minute motivational talk Marco gives most years at the state coaches' meeting. It reminds coaches/mentors why they do this and encourages them to make a commitment to start and finish the season.
This is the combined wisdom of three long time mentors who have coached and judged a number of competitions and teams. You will find lots a great tips and suggestions.