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Create a PSA with DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge

September 28, 2021

In teams of up to four DECA members, develop a 60-second (or less) public service announcement to educate your community about the importance of ethics.

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Register Now for Round One of the DECA Virtual Business Challenge

September 23, 2021

You won't want to miss the 20th annual DECA Virtual Business Challenge! DECA VBC is an official competitive event free to high school members. Participate and you could earn a trip to ICDC and a share of over $20,000 in scholarship money.

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Teach Your Students About the Stock Market

September 16, 2021

The Stock Market Game is the perfect tool to help your students build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real-world skills practice.

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2021-2022 Competitive Events Update and Topics

April 22, 2021

Get a head start on the 2021-2022 competition season with DECA's competitive event draft topics for business operations research, professional selling, hospitality and tourism professional selling, and financial consulting.

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The Art of Storytelling

January 12, 2021

Whether we are competing, fundraising, socializing, serving or leading we are constantly telling a story—our DECA story. So, why not make your story the best it can be?!

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Stress to Success: How to Use "Good Stress" to Succeed in Competition

November 3, 2020

Stress is often perceived as a negative experience, but the right kind of stress can actually fuel your success in competition and beyond. Read on to learn about "good stress", how to distinguish it from the bad and ways you can harness it to take your competitive edge to the next level!

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Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Virtual Business Challenges

October 13, 2020

DECA’s VBC program offers eight tracks of competition—Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Hotel Management, Personal Finance, Restaurant, Retailing and Sports. This lesser-known competitive event series allows members to qualify for ICDC, compete for coveted DECA glass and earn a share of $20,000 in scholarship money.

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Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Stock Market Game

October 13, 2020

The Stock Market Game is an online simulation that helps students develop skills in economics, investing and personal finance. If you are curious about competing in this event, read on to find out more!

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2020-2021 District Event Instructional Areas Announced

October 5, 2020

Get ready for competition season! Each year DECA provides the primary instructional area(s) assessed in each of the district-level scenarios to help advisors and members prepare for district competitions more effectively.

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Calming Competition Day Nerves

April 16, 2020

Already thinking ahead to your next DECA competition? Despite all the preparation in the world, it’s hard not to feel nervous when you step into the exam room or begin solving the case study! Here are some tips to enter your next competition with confidence.

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2020-2021 Competitive Events Update and Topics

April 6, 2020

Get a headstart on the 2020-2021 competition season with DECA's competitive event changes and draft topics for business operations research, professional selling, hospitality and tourism professional selling, and financial consulting.

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Presentation Anxiety and How to Overcome It

March 26, 2020

You hear the words “presentation” and immediately your heart starts to race. We’ve all been there right? Most of us need a bit more training on calming those fears when presenting to a room of people. You are not alone in this fear and we are here to help ease the presentation anxiety.

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Your Guide to Understanding DECA ICDC's Competitive Event Process and Transcripts

May 10, 2022

If you're looking for more information on DECA's International Career Development Conference competitive events process and transcripts, look no further! Explore these frequently asked questions and answers.

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Collegiate DECA Competitive Event Draft Topics Announced for 2022-2023

May 5, 2022

Get a head start on the 2022-2023 competition season with Collegiate DECA's competitive event draft topics for the Business Research and Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies events.

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3 Tips to Conquer Competitive Event Exam Anxiety

February 2, 2022

Do you get nervous before taking an exam? With these three easy methods, you will be able to overcome your test anxiety and stroll into your classroom or competitive event feeling confident that you will ace that test!

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How to Handle Competitive Event Feedback Like a Pro

January 4, 2022

Feedback is a key element of developing as an emerging leader and entrepreneur. Use these tips to turn feedback from districts into future competitive event success.

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Top 5 Tips to Prepare for Case Studies

November 9, 2021

Are you looking for ways to maximize this year’s competition season? Follow these five tips to learn how you can make this year’s competition your best one yet!

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3 Steps to Win DECA Glass in Your Prepared Event

October 27, 2021

Wining DECA Glass is every competitor’s goal. Here’s how to achieve your goal in a prepared event.

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Win Up to $500 in the Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation

October 18, 2021

Are you ready to test your business and marketing skills? You can do just that and earn up to $500 in the upcoming Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation Competition brought to you by long-time DECA partner, Knowledge Matters.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Prepared Event

October 17, 2021

Written events can be difficult to master. What does a winning project look like? What kind of before-hand preparation is required?

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How to Best Prepare for Your Next Role-play

October 4, 2021

With competition season fast approaching, the number one thing on many competitors’ minds is the thought of how they can crush their role-play in front of their judges. Unfortunately, there is no magical hack to make your presentations better but these tips should definitely help!

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The Art of Storytelling

January 12, 2021

Whether we are competing, fundraising, socializing, serving or leading we are constantly telling a story—our DECA story. So, why not make your story the best it can be?!

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A Quick Guide to Collegiate DECA Competitive Events

December 4, 2020

So, you've decided to compete in Collegiate DECA. Now what? What competitive events exist? How do you choose? We'll tackle these questions so that you can become a #NextLevel competitor!

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Stress to Success: How to Use "Good Stress" to Succeed in Competition

November 3, 2020

Stress is often perceived as a negative experience, but the right kind of stress can actually fuel your success in competition and beyond. Read on to learn about "good stress", how to distinguish it from the bad and ways you can harness it to take your competitive edge to the next level!