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Vote for Your Favorites in DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge

December 1, 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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Earning DECA Glass: Prepared Events

November 8, 2021

Previous ICDC competitive events winners share their thoughts and insights on DECA's prepared events. Discover tips and tricks to help you prepare for your quest for DECA glass in Business Operations Research, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Integrated Marketing Campaign and Professing Selling & Consulting Events.

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Create a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Marketing Strategy and Communications Plan for MDA

November 4, 2021

Create a focused Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy, as well as a marketing and communications plan, that the Muscular Dystrophy Association can use to promote DE&I to the high school and college-age demographic.

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Powerful Presentations: Tips + Tricks

November 1, 2021

Speaking in public is a skill that will help you in your personal, academic and professional life. This session will teach you the basics of body language, using your voice and crafting the perfect message to make sure you make the most of your presentations.

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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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Earning DECA Glass: Online Events

October 18, 2021

Previous ICDC competitive events winners share their thoughts and insights on DECA's online events. Discover tips and tricks to help you prepare for your quest for DECA glass in the Stock Market Game and Virtual Business Challenge.

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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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Lead with a Cause Through the Intuit Social Innovation Challenge

October 12, 2021

Intuit and DECA are proud to team up and share an exciting opportunity to compete with other high school groups across the U.S. and Canada to make entrepreneurship and business ownership accessible for all.

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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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A Student Guide to Mastering DECA's Role-plays

October 1, 2021

Whether this is your first year or your fourth year as a DECA member you probably know the term “performance indicators.” You’ve heard your advisor mention them, you’ve seen them on decadirect.org, you’ve read them on sample events – but what are performance indicators and why are they so important?

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2021-2022 District-Level Competitive Event Instructional Areas Announced

September 30, 2021

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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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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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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Sports and Entertainment Competition Tips from the Pros

March 17, 2020

DECA offers several sports and entertainment marketing competitive events for members to flex their skills. To help you prepare for your next competition, I gathered some insider knowledge from two previous SEM event competitors.

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Collegiate DECA Finance Events: Everything You Need to Know

January 28, 2020

It’s the start of a new semester and for many, this time of year signals the beginning of competition season! If you’ve ever thought of competing in a finance event, read on for some helpful tips and tricks to ensure success!

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Getting Started with Prepared Events

October 2, 2019

For those of you that have competed in DECA’s prepared events, you know that writing a quality paper, coupled with delivering a presentation, can be hard and tedious work.

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4 Things You Must Remember While Public Speaking

September 3, 2019

Did you know that 4 out of 5 people have a fear of public speaking? If you’re one of them, then keep reading because public speaking is such an important part of DECA.

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3 Written Event Competition Tips to Consider

December 19, 2018

As the competition season heats up, take the opportunity to review the written event that you’ve worked so hard on. Make sure it’s the absolute best it can be before it reaches the judge and it’s your turn to deliver a knockout presentation!

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The Ultimate Written Event Guide

November 1, 2018

Before serving as the 2018-2019 High School Division President, he was an international finalist, earning second place in the International Business Plan at ICDC in Anaheim. Andrew Weatherman took home DECA glass and now he’s taking the time to share his insider secrets with you.

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5 Things to Help You Prep for Your Prepared Event

February 6, 2018

Association conferences are right around the corner for DECA members everywhere, and while some members are not too worried about getting ready, others may have already started stressing out.

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Top Competition Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

November 21, 2017

Let’s face it, DECA has a lot to offer, but competition is what most DECA members look forward to. Dedicated DECA members will start studying and practicing for their competitive event months in advance.

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Competition Prep Routine

October 26, 2017

The quest for DECA glass is long and daunting, and sometimes it can get pretty tedious. Here are some ideas to help spice up your normal study routine.

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3 Quick Tips to Nail Your DECA Role-Play

February 9, 2017

With some competitions in full swing and many coming up in a month or less, many competitors are practicing and preparing for their role-play. Here are some pointers to brush up on that will help you nail your time in front of a judge.

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Collegiate DECA Competition Tips from the Pros

January 18, 2017

Everybody is getting excited for their local competitions and the International Career Development Conference in April. It’s also the time that people start asking what they need to do to be successful in the upcoming competitions, so I’ve gathered some tips from the pros.