CRLC Recap: Lessons from Ricky Kalmon

Kelsie DeMars, Minnesota DECA Vice President of Chapter Development

On December 8, 2019 Ricky Kalmon attended DECA’s Central Region Leadership Conference (CRLC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

At this conference, he served as the closing keynote speaker for a crowd of over 1,700 students and advisors. His hypnosis act, mixed with a motivational speech, was a unique twist on the traditional keynote speaker. This kept everyone in the room entertained and interested in everything he said and did.

He left students with the message that if you want something, you have to believe in it, and work hard to get it. He also encouraged students to focus on their goals to help them achieve it.

Ricky said, “Having the right mindset can be the key element that allows an individual or culture of a team to leverage their own success.”

The passion and energy he brought to his presentation was a lesson to all students on how to demand audience attention.

See the #DECACRLC 2019 recap video and follow Kelsie on Twitter @kelsie_demars.

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