2017 Professional Selling Event topic
Questions have been coming in concerning the Professional Selling Event topic for this year.
The topic for 2016-2017 is: “You will assume the role of a sales representative of a drone technologies firm. A local real estate agent has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she has a desire to utilize drones to help his/her real estate business and wants to learn how your firm’s products and services can be beneficial to his/her business.”
Participants are not selling specific models of drones, but rather the use of drones to enhance the marketing strategies used in real estate sales. Drones are not required as part of the presentation but are allowed if it can be easily carried by the participant.
Participants should refer to the presentation guidelines for additional information.
Drone Use at ICDC
- The Anaheim Convention Center regulations restrict flying drones inside the convention center.
- Drones may not be flown outside either, due to FAA regulations and a no-fly zone in the Disneyland area, this includes all hotel properties.
- The camera function of the drone may be demonstrated, but the drone must stay in non-flight status.
Should you have any questions please contact Ryan_Witzig@deca.org.
Writtens Topics for 2016-2017
Business Operations Research Events Topic and
For 2016-2017, the topic for each career category is the development or enhancement of a social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) strategy. Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze current social, local, mobile strategies and practices and then present a plan to improve social, local, mobile strategies and practices.
A major trend in marketing across industry sectors is an increased emphasis on social, local, mobile (SoLoMo). Businesses and organizations are re-balancing promotional dollars in order to utilize Geo-location technology, develop mobile apps, improve maneuverability, and alter communications strategies in order to more quickly and more effectively reach customers.
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of financial consultant. A client has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she looking to purchase or lease a new car. The client would like for you to share the pros and cons of both purchasing and leasing and make a recommendation that will have the most positive financial impact.
Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of a sales manager for a destination management company (DMC). A non-profit meeting manager is planning a four-day meeting for its 25 board of directors in a downtown hotel. However, the meeting manager has asked your DMC to arrange for VIP airport transfers, and three nights of entertainment that takes advantage of the city’s unique culture.
Professional Selling Event
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a drone technology firm. A local real estate agent has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she has a desire to utilize drones to help his/her real estate business and wants to learn how your firm’s products and services can be beneficial to his/her business.
Experience University Life at GRIT Summer Summit
Hosted by the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance (SAF), you will experience university life while preparing for the DECA year ahead. Learn how to effectively lead your chapter, train for competition, and on the side, start a business! This event is open to DECA members and non-DECA members. The last day to register is June 10, 2016. Register now: https://www.regonline.ca/deca2016. The GRIT Camp runs from June 24 to June 26 during which you will live on campus and also sit through business lectures with SAF profs! This is not just a campus tour – this is not just another conference. It’s the GRIT Camp!
Emily Fraser is Elected as DECA International’s 2016-2017 North Atlantic Region VP
Ontario’s own Emily Fraser, a 2015-2016 DECA Ontario Provincial Student Executive, was elected as DECA International’s 2016-2017 North Atlantic Region Vice President at the 2016 International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
She stood in front of a crowd of 18,000+ and now represents 1 of the 4 regions in a 250,000 member organization.