Summer Competition Prep Tips

Ally White | Houston County DECA

The first place winners at DECA’s International Career Development Conference will usually tell you that their success comes from an all-year round study and prep routine.

Here are a few tips to help you sharpen up your skills before next year’s #DECAICDC:

1. Study for your tests year-round.

If you study marketing vocabulary and lessons all year-round, your DECA test will be a breeze. Try using online vocabulary sites, such as Quizlet, to help you freshen up your knowledge.

2. Read winning previous year’s manuals and role-play scripts.

Reading previous year’s manuals is an excellent way to see just what the judges are looking for at ICDC. Compare your writing skills to theirs, but remember plagiarizing is not acceptable!

3. Read DECA Direct Online articles for inspiration.

DECA Direct Online is full of online resources to help you strive to be your best in DECA. From competition tips, to college and career advice, you are sure to find all the information you need at DECA Direct!

4. Check Out DECA Images

Did you know DECA Images has a full line of competition prep materials? These guides and flash cards are perfect to take with you wherever you go during your #SummerofDECA! Shop the entire collection here.

I hope these tips can help you practice what you need to for a #Limitless year! If you have any other summer competition tips, be sure to post them on social media and tag @DECAInc!

This article was written by Houston County DECA Vice President of Career Development and DECA Direct Online Social Media Correspondent, Ally White. Follow Ally on Twitter @allywhite_deca.

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