Read the DECA Direct September/October Issue Online Now!

This year's topic for DECA's Professional Sales competitive event deals with wearable technology, so to help introduce all DECA members to the wearable tech tools that will revolutionize many aspects of our everyday lives, the September/October 2014 issue of DECA Direct features articles all focused on wearable technology in the fashion, health and fitness, and hospitality and tourism industries.

You can read the entire issue online now:



Features in this issue include:

  • How to Show #IamDECA This Year
  • "I am DECA" in College
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Participate in DECA's Chapter Campaigns
  • 5 Tips for Completing Collegiate DECA's Passport Program

In honor of DECA's new executive director, this issue also features, "4 Fun Facts about Mr. Paul Wardinski," to help all DECA Direct readers get to know more about Mr. Wardinski. Be sure to check it out and let Mr. Wardinski know what your favorite fun fact was on Twitter @decapaw.

You do not want to skip the wearable technology articles in this issue either! Industry experts from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Finish Line and The Walt Disney World Resort have shared their insider secrets on how wearable technology is changing their fields and enhancing their customer experiences.

Check out "The Fashionable Side of Wearable Technology," featuring a 3-D printed nylon gown, see how Finish Line employees are getting fit in, "Find Your Stride With Wearable Technology," and discover how Disney is re-inventing the theme park and resort experience in, "The Magic Kingdom Just Got More Magical."

Last, but certainly not least, meet your 2014-2015 DECA and Collegiate DECA Executive Officers in, "Tell Us About Your Self(ie)!"

You can access the DECA Direct Quick Questions worksheet for this issue here. Use these questions to guide your members through DECA Direct articles and help them get the most out of this month's issue.

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