What should you pack for sunny Anaheim, California?

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Date: April 19th, 2017
Categorized Under: Emily Nguyen, General Information

Did someone say ICDC? Or “I see Disney”? You heard that right! Disney, Anaheim, and all things California are so close which means it’s almost time to pack. Here are a few things you MUST pack: CHARGERS! You’ll be out and about all day,…

How to Prepare for your Presentation

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Date: April 19th, 2017
Categorized Under: By Andres Lopez

Practice, Practice, Practice, and even more Practice! Knowing your presentation inside and out is the most important thing that you can do to prepare for your competition.  Take the time to practice, practice, and practice even more. Be sure to be on time, you…

How to Improve your Public Speaking: 5 Tips!

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Date: April 19th, 2017
Categorized Under: By Nimisha Jain

1. Practice, Practice, and Practice! One of the best ways to overcome anxiety in a public speaking situation is to practice as much as possible.  You need to be comfortable with what you are saying and can focus on perfecting the tone and inflection…

How to Prepare for your ICDC Test

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Date: April 19th, 2017
Categorized Under: Lucious McDaniel IV

With ICDC on the horizon, it is important that you prepare for your test as much as possible. At ICDC, you will be going up against some of the best test takers in your event from around the world. To help you ace your…

What can you do to Keep Organized in Anaheim?

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Date: April 19th, 2017
Categorized Under: By Sharika Menon

The International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is around the corner. Although ICDC is extremely exciting, it can also very stressful if you aren’t organized. Because we know the struggle, here are 5 tips to keep organized at ICDC 2017 in Anaheim. 1. Plan your…

Preparation tips for District Testing!

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Date: January 17th, 2017
Categorized Under: Emily Nguyen

All Texas DECA Districts will host testing in less than two weeks! Members will be able to compete in role play events, run for district office, and network with members. Keep in mind that you need to “pass” this test in order to QUALIFY…

Last Minute Tips to Boost Your District CDC Performance

Date: January 6th, 2017
Categorized Under: General Information, Sahithi Talasila

Are you excited to win big at District CDC? Here are some last minute tips to solidify your performance at districts and ensure you qualify for State CDC: Tip 1: Take multiple practice tests Often overlooked, tests can either make or break your composite…

Tips to Engage Your Judge

Date: January 6th, 2017
Categorized Under: General Information, Sahithi Talasila

Tips to Engage Your Judge   The key to setting your project apart from all the other projects that have qualified for State CDC is engaging your judge in your presentation. You should aim to make your judge interact enthusiastically with you, as opposed to…

Why Hard Work Beats Talent

Date: January 6th, 2017
Categorized Under: General Information, Rhea Athilat

We’ve all heard that quote by Kevin Durant, right? “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” In DECA, there are people who have a naturally gifted ability for speaking. There are people who have an instant charismatic smile. There are even people…

How to Prepare for District CDC

Date: January 6th, 2017
Categorized Under: General Information, Rhea Athilat

I’m pretty sure we can all agree on one thing here- preparation is a MUST at competition. Although it may be true that we all prepare in different ways, there are a few preparation tips that we all can practice. Let’s go through the…