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How to guide on DECA Written Events for California DECA competitive events.

Resource created by California DECA Team 63
www.californiadeca.org

How to guide on DECA Written Events for California DECA competitive events.

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www.californiadeca.org

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Introduction to Written Events

  1. 1. Introduction to: Written Events
  2. 2. WHAT IS IT? • INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM EVENT • EXAM (FOR SOME EVENTS) • CREATE A WRITTEN DOCUMENT (BUSINESS PLAN, SALES PITCH, REPORT OF ACTIVITIES) • PRESENTATION WITH JUDGES
  3. 3. INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM EVENT INDIVIDUAL • SOME EVENTS DONE INDEPENDENTLY TEAM • SOME EVENTS HAVE TEAMS OF 1-3 • CHAPTER TEAM EVENTS REQUIRE LOCAL CHAPTER MEMBERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN ACTIVITIES
  4. 4. CLUSTER EXAM • 100 QUESTION MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM • 90 MINUTES • CONTENT BASED ON THE EVENT YOU ARE COMPETING IN I.E. ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN COMPETITORS WOULD TAKE A MARKETING CLUSTER EXAM
  5. 5. CLUSTER EXAM SOURCE: DECA.ORG • ONLY SOME EVENTS HAVE CLUSTER EXAMS! • CHECK DECA.ORG/COMPETITIONS/HIGHSCHOOL TO SEE IF YOUR EVENT REQUIRES AN EXAM • SAMPLE QUESTIONS
  6. 6. EVENT OF YOUR CHOOSING • YOU WILL RECEIVE A PROMPT FROM YOUR CATEGORY, SO CHOOSE AN EVENT THAT INTERESTS YOU! • 24 EVENTS TO CHOOSE FROM! WWW.DECA.ORG/COMPETITIONS/HIGHSCHOOL
  7. 7. WRITTEN REPORT ( R E Q U I R E D I N A L L E V E N T S E X C E P T P R O F E S S I O N A L S E L L I N G ) • DO YOUR RESEARCH, PLAN YOUR ACTIVITIES, AND GATHER YOUR IDEAS WELL AHEAD OF TIME • CREATE A POLISHED, ACCURATE, AND VISUALLY APPEALING WRITTEN REPORT • MAXIMUM REPORT LENGTHS RANGE FROM 5 TO 11 TO 30 PAGES BASED ON EVENT
  8. 8. WRITTEN REPORT: THE BASICS • FOLLOW THE FORMAT GIVEN IN THE EVENT GUIDELINES BY CLICKING ON YOUR EVENT NAME AT DECA.ORG/COMPETITIONS/HIGHSCHOOL • MAKE SURE TO READ ALL THE EVENT GUIDELINES THOROUGHLY SO YOU DON’T LOSE ANY PENALTY POINTS
  9. 9. SAMPLE WRITTEN EVENT EVENT SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTION PLAN (MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EVENT) PART OF PAGE 3 SOURCE: DECA.ORG
  10. 10. PRESENT TO A JUDGE • EITHER 15 OR 20 MINUTES MAX, DEPENDING ON THE EVENT • PITCH YOUR PLAN, PRODUCT, OR PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH OR PROJECTS • USE VISUAL AIDS (I.E. POWERPOINT, POSTER) TO ENHANCE YOUR VERBAL PRESENTATION • ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS FROM THE JUDGE(S) AT THE END
  11. 11. SOURCE: DECADIRECT.ORG PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, AND MAKE IT COUNT!
  12. 12. FOR MORE INFORMATION… • PLEASE VISIT THE CALIFORNIA DECA RESOURCES PAGE AT CALIFORNIADECA.ORG/RESOURCES.PHP FOR ADDITIONAL ROLE-PLAY RESOURCES • CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER OFFICERS/ADVISORS OR YOUR STATE OFFICERS (CALIFORNIADECA.ORG/OFFICERS.PHP) • SEND US A TWEET (@CALIFORNIADECA) OR FACEBOOK MESSAGE (FACEBOOK.COM/CALIFORNIADECA)

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