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

May 14, 2024

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.


DECA Announces Competitive Event Topics and Updates for 2024-2025

May 3, 2024

Get a head start on the 2024-2025 competition season with DECA's updates, topics and resources for next year's competitive events program.


Get Ready for Round Two of the DECA Virtual Business Challenge

Jan 2, 2024

The DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) is an official competitive event free to high school members and hosted by Knowledge Matters. The event is based on the Virtual Business series of simulations and offers over $20,000 in scholarship money.


Test Your Skills with the Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge

Dec 14, 2023

Do you have what it takes to be a successful social media marketing professional? The Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge is your chance to compete using a social media marketing simulation.


DECA Competitive Events: Use of AI

Dec 14, 2023

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, it can be a tremendous tool to help companies and organizations enhance their productivity and work. However, the use of generative AI also comes with significant caution and ethical considerations.


Participate in the Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge

Dec 4, 2023

The DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge will test your skills at creating and delivering a digital presentation.


Demonstrate Your Knowledge with the Unreal Campaign Video Challenge

Dec 1, 2023

The Amazon and INTA Unreal Campaign Challenge provides the opportunity for students to speak directly to their peers about the dangers of counterfeit products.


Competition Power Moves: Mastering Body Language

Dec 1, 2023

Effective body language can enhance your message, captivate your audience and leave a lasting impression. Let's explore the importance of proper body language when presenting and review pro tips to excel in DECA competition.


Corporate Challenges: What They Entail and Why Members Should Participate

Oct 1, 2023

Seven of DECA’s corporate partners are offering Corporate Challenges for our High School Division members! In this article, learn more about our Corporate Challenges, links to get more information, what they each entail and important dates.


Top 5 Tips for Prepared Events

Sep 15, 2023

DECA's prepared events require a written project and a prepared presentation, and some require participants to take a career cluster exam. As you begin working on your prepared event for the year, check out these five tips to help you throughout the process!


2023-2024 District-Level Competitive Event Instructional Areas Announced

Sep 14, 2023

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.


Develop a Marketing Campaign for a Full Estate Sale with the NAA Challenge

Sep 1, 2023

Develop a marketing campaign for a full estate sale that will utilize the live auction method and include both real estate and personal property with the National Auction Association.


How to Handle Competitive Event Feedback Like a Pro

Jan 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.


Top 5 Tips to Prepare for Case Studies

Nov 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!


3 Steps to Win DECA Glass in Your Prepared Event

Oct 27, 2021

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


5 Ways to Improve Your Prepared Event

Oct 17, 2021

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


How to Best Prepare for Your Next Role-play

Oct 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!


The Art of Storytelling

Jan 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?!


A Quick Guide to Collegiate DECA Competitive Events

Dec 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!


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

Nov 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!


Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Stock Market Game

Oct 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!


Calming Competition Day Nerves

Apr 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.


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

Apr 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.


Presentation Anxiety and How to Overcome It

Mar 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.