Chippewa Falls DECA Experience #Limitless Possibilities at ELC

Madelyn Zenner │ Chippewa Falls │ VP of Communication and Membership   Wow, I had an excellent time at the Wisconsin DECA Emerging Leaders Conference! I loved seeing the conference room absolutely packed with school DECA leaders, all bound by the love of this absolutely extraordinary organization! The Emerging Leaders program taught various skills such as social media etiquette, Middle School DECA information, and how to successfully network with others. Beyond that, it was great ...

How to Effectively Manage Time by Sydney Shortreed, DeForest DECA

Sydney Shortreed | DeForest DECA | VP of Brand Management   How to Effectively Manage Time! Time management is extremely important for being a calm, organized, and successful person. There are many ways you can effectively manage your time. Some include: prioritizing, creating goals, and planning ahead. Prioritizing is determining the order for dealing with a series of items or tasks according to their relative importance. It is important to finish important and urgent tasks first. Th ...

DC Everest Junior DECA Creating Limitless Opportunities

Alyssa Peterson│DC Everest Junior DECA Creating Limitless Opportunities! With two months of school, DC Everest’s Junior DECA program is up and fully running. Our junior members meet every other week during ELT (extended learning time). In these meetings, our members have been busy planning how to have a limitless year.  Our DECA team completed DECA’s October monthly challenge to create a video of our newest members. The 8th graders worked together to produce our video as our you ...

Appleton East DECA Has Successful #SummerofDECA

Olivia Van Hammond | Appleton East DECA | Chapter President #SummerofDECA Just because school was over doesn’t mean DECA season was too! Appleton East DECA had a very successful #SummerofDECA volunteering, networking on social media, planning for the upcoming year, and having tons of fun! Our chapter officers got together and made the Plan of Work for the year, while doing team bonding to make sure the chapter would run as smoothly as possible. Then we had a camping trip with our officer t ...

Creating Your Online Personal Brand

Addie Kubitz | Vice President of Brand Management | Wisconsin DECA Social media has become a huge part of our generation. There are many different platforms which all have different purposes. Some are meant to be more personal and some are meant to be more professional. Social media is a great way to present your brand or who you are. The infographic below compiles all of the tips to having a professional brand. Here are all of the points explained in greater detail: Have a profess ...

How to Own Your Stress, Then Your Future

Alexsia Saldaris | Vice President of Event Management | Wisconsin DECA It’s August, which means that the school year is approaching quickly! Learning why it’s important to have time and stress management now will lead to future success in the upcoming school year, DECA competition season, and many others activities we participate in. Being a high school student isn’t easy. We have a lot more to worry about than just homework, we have DECA, job(s), family, sports, and to add to the mix, ke ...

Better Networking – Tips from Team 51

From first impressions to handshakes, networking is a key tool for young professionals to have under their belt. See the infographic below for some tips and tricks on better networking from Wisconsin DECA Team 51!   Don't forget to follow Wisconsin DECA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more posts like this! ...

Business Communication 101

Emma Johnson | 2015-2016 Vice President of Business Partnerships | Wisconsin DECA As DECA members, our biggest opportunities are found in the partners that we are able to make. They fuel our chapters, our events and our projects. In this post I will be sharing with you tips for the different settings that you will connect with businesses in! In Person Meetings: Dress to Impress First impressions are crucial to your business meeting. You have one shot to initially impress the professional y ...

Working Smarter

Your Wisconsin DECA association officers have been hard at work this fall checking items off their Program of Work. They've learned a lot since their election at the 2015 State Career Development Conference - and now they want to pass some tips on to you! Here are just a few of Team 50's top tips for working smarter, not harder, in 2016. ...

Keeping it all Together

Nathan Smith | Wisconsin DECA Vice President of Chapter Development Spring To-Do's When the ball gets rolling with school again, responsibilities increase, involvement grows and your list of to-do’s gets a mile long. If you are in the same boat as most of us, it also means that the stress levels increase, while the homework pile starts to grow, and sports and extracurricular activity commitments continue to rise. Bring DECA into the mix, and you have a recipe for high school burnout. ...