3 Ways to Prepare for Regional Conference This Summer

Sarah Young | Riverbend DECA
Riverbend DECA winners at 2016 regional conference.

Regional conference may be around five months away, but that is no excuse to stop preparing for DECA competition!

Time away from school doesn’t mean time away from DECA. Put some effort into competition prep this summer with these three reasons, and your skills are sure to show this winter!

Explore new events.

Did you work hard last competition season to find that an event wasn’t fit for you? Take time this summer to consider what subjects interest you. You are sure to find an event that will inspire you to avidly study and prepare. Look up old role-plays online and have your #DECAbestie practice with you.

Think about leadership.

There are numerous opportunities available for DECA members at regional conference. Go beyond your role-play event and search for interviews or volunteer work available. Showing leadership at this conference is a great way to connect and network with business leaders and regional DECA advisors. Showing others how hardworking and passionate you are about DECA is a great way to open doors to a successful future. Start considering what is available to you at this year’s conferences.

Study vocabulary.

It can be difficult to find time to study the marketing and business terminology necessary for competition during the school year. However, a rich DECA vocabulary is a great way to quickly impress a DECA judge. Using this time to better educate yourself for competition is highly beneficial and less stressful than cramming in the final weeks before regionals. Ask your advisors for some vocabulary lists or search online for vocabulary sets already created. You are sure to impress your advisors and judges this school year!

Make this year #Limitless by starting off the school year prepared and confident. Your diligence and experience will shine when you are standing on the DECA stage and ICDC bound!

This article was written by Riverbend DECA Chapter Secretary and District President, Sarah Young. You can follow Riverbend DECA on Twitter @bendddeca.


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