Work Out the Stress
Today’s teens pack a lot into their busy schedules, which has caused stress levels and anxiety to increase in recent years. D’Andre Vasquez, DECA’s 2019-2020 High School Division President, discusses how he handles the stress in his life and how you can too!
Watch Now: Leadership Lessons from Geekdom
Learn about the quirky subcultures and communities born out of the fixation of various interests, uncover the powerful success behaviors geeks exhibit, and find practical guidance as an emerging leader and how to tap into strengths in your teams. Watch now.
DECA Talks: Conversations with Former Executive Officers
Whether you're looking for advice on connecting with others, a roadmap to achieving your goals or tips for overcoming setbacks, DECA Talks will provide a daily dose of thought-provoking inspiration.
DECA Talks: Taking Risks with Confidence & Conviction
In life, we are often faced with decisions that require us to take some sort of risk, whether it’s where to take your next job, which schools to apply to, where to move to, etc. In this talk, we’ll explore how to determine if a risk is worth taking and how you can set yourself up for the highest chance of success.
DECA Talks: The Lying King
Power. Privilege. Race. Identity. Gender. Sexual Orientation. Class. Illuminating our various complexities as individuals, we can recognize ways that we can use our privileges individually and collectively – but only if we are honest and open with ourselves.
DECA Talks: The GRIT It Takes to Seek Success
The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent or privilege, but grit: a special blend of passion and persistence for long-term goals. I credit the grit instilled in me at a young age to overcome various adversities in my life, including growing up in a humble household, learning English at a young age and being the first in my family to pursue post-secondary education. DECA continuously provides members, including myself, with endless opportunities to promote grit in their daily lives and helps pave a pathway for seeking success and helping members pursue their goals.
DECA Talks: Embracing the Interconnectivity Evolution
In an evolving and interconnected world, our daily lives — from home, to school, to work — continue to change with the latest piece of technology or the newest trends. So, how can we capitalize on connections we make in college and careers?
DECA Talks: Success Is Impossible Without Failure
Success and fulfillment are not straight lines. Success is impossible without failure. Isaac will show you that regardless of where you are in this organization and no matter how you define success, DECA can start you on your life’s ultimate power trip.
DECA Talks: The Journey from Independence to Guidance
Throughout my life, I have turned to advisors, counselors, coaches and friends/family to seek opportunities to learn and develop in my professional life. This talk will discuss the teachings I’ve learned independently and from the guidance of others.