March 08, 2013

Competitive Events

By: Daniela Fonzin
On February 15th I competed in the NE regional conference for competitive DECA. It was a very nerve racking experience to say the least. All of the preparations that has to go into making sure your presentations are one of a kind, and your presentation will needs to have that “WOW” factor. I competed in Professional Sales. My competition category was pitching a sales idea to two judges. I also had to explain to them how I planned to fund the idea as well as what the idea is. I also competed in the public speaking event; where we were given a topic and had to present a ten minute speech over the topic.  The topic happened to be Instagram, one of the fastest growing social networks of today’s generation. I didn’t place this competition, and unfortunately I will not be going to Anaheim, California where, ICDC will be held this year, but I am grateful for the experience and I gained a lot from the experience.  I can say that I am very proud of all my fellow Johnson and Wales Students that placed at regional conference as well as my fellow peers; it was well deserved. Overall regional conference was a great experience and I can’t wait to come back next year with a BANG!