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SBE Chapter Certification Submission Site Is Open

December 1, 2022

The SBE chapter certification submission site is now open for chapters to submit their projects. Check out this article for key reminders as you prepare to submit your project.

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Vote for Your Favorites in DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge

November 22, 2022

Voting is now open for the DECA Ethical Leadership Challenge! You and your social media followers become the judge as you "vote up" your favorite entries.

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Prepare for Role-plays at Association-level Competition

October 17, 2022

Need help showing your students why DECA is the best at preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management? Use this chronological guide to get started and develop role-play champions!

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Create a PSA with DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge

September 20, 2022

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 19, 2022

You won't want to miss the 21st 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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2022-2023 District-Level Competitive Event Instructional Areas Announced

September 15, 2022

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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Put Leadership into Action with the Lead4Change DECA Challenge

September 12, 2022

Demonstrate your leadership skills by being involved with your community and submitting a community service project. Work in teams and do a project as you go through the lessons.

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Produce the Next Big Cause Marketing Campaign with the NPCF Social Impact Leader of Tomorrow Challenge

September 1, 2022

Demonstrate your creativity by producing the next big cause marketing idea for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF).

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Become an Advocate with the MDA Disability Is Diversity Challenge

September 1, 2022

Create a focused Disability Is Diversity presentation that highlights the obstacles and experiences of navigating an educational environment with differing abilities.

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Unleash Your Creativity with the FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge

August 31, 2022

Demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit by proposing a new product idea and you could qualify to attend DECA's ICDC.

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An Introduction to DECA Role-plays

August 30, 2022

If you are competing in an event with a role-play (Principles, Individual Series or Team Decision Making events), here are a few tips to help you get the edge this school year!

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You Do You: Choose Your Competitive Event

August 30, 2022

Do you aspire to attain some #DECAGlass in DECA’s Competitive Events Program this year? Set yourself up for success in DECA’s competitive events by using this two-fold method.

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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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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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The Making of Collegiate DECA's Individual and Team Case Studies

April 6, 2020

The Individual and Team Case Studies involve real-world industry trends that present a challenge for competitors to solve. The case study scenarios are derived from input from National Advisory Board partners, industry associations and trade journals. Read on for an inside look at how they are created.

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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.