Former national DECA president and national roleplay champion Curtis Haley gave several excellent presentations today, including insightful workshops on how to improve written projects and earn that coveted trophy.
The first workshop I attended was his Get Prepared! DECA’s Role Plays presentation. He gave us several crucial tips for improving role play strategies both in and out of the conference. For starters, remember the four Is: Introduction, Invert, Impress, and In conclusion. When you introduce yourself, have enthusiasm, give a firm handshake (but don’t crush your judge’s hand!), and make your point and structure clear. During your presentation, imagine an inverted triangle; start with broad ideas and proceed to your examples and more specific ideas. Impress your judges by taking control of the role play, showing confidence, and having that wow factor that’ll make you stand out. Finally, remember to include a strong conclusion to end your role play on a strong note.
Mr. Haley also demonstrated the ten secrets to a winning role-play. But the first and foremost most important part to winning a role-play is practice, practice, and more practice. Only by repeating your role-plays to identify your mistakes can you improve and win that first-place trophy.
Follow these steps and you’re well on your way to winning your event at your next conference!
Before I get some much needed rest (currently 2:43 am), I’d like to share my youtube channel with all you wonderful DECA members. I’ve been posting videos to my channel that have to do with WRLC and they range from getting ready, to actual events, and to interviews. There’s even footage of my chapter’s 7 1/2 hour bus ride here. Although after learning what happened to Social Media Intern Ross Snyder’s bus, I can’t really complain. (Check out the story Get Stranded, then GetDECA)
Here’s the link to my youtube channel and I try to publish the videos right after I film them!
Vince Velez reminding you to GetDECA!
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As the 2011 Western Region Leadership Conference quickly approaches, it is important to realize that first impressions mean a lot! It takes maybe three seconds for a person meeting you for the first time to make a decision about you. First impressions are based on the way you present yourself. A firm handshake, the way you introduce yourself to and greet the person, and your physical appearance can all effect the way a person will think of you. With that being said, dressing properly for the occasion is rather important. Check out a video by clicking on the link below to learn some basic information in reference to attire at this year’s conference. If you enjoy this video, please share it on your Facebook walls and Tweet it to all your friends by clicking the buttons above!
How To Not Dress Like A Slob
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As Always Remember to “Get DECA!”
Hey DECA members,
The final Social Media Intern Challenge was to create a 30-second video on WRLC. Check out my “WRLC Pop-Up Ad” for 30 awesome things about WRLC in 30 seconds!
WRLC Pop-Up Ad
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