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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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Competitive Events Draft Topics Announced for 2022-2023

April 25, 2022

Get a head start on the 2022-2023 competition season with DECA's competitive event draft topics and resources for business operations research, professional selling, hospitality and tourism professional selling, and financial consulting.

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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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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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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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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've probably heard the term “performance indicators,” but what are they 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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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.