Zach Schaja wrote a great article on DECA Direct about competition. He says “it’s not necessarily the smartest members who qualify for ICDC, but it’s always the hardest workers.” This is something that must be understood. As long as you work hard to win the first place trophy at CDC you will have a great shot. Being prepared gives you the most possibility of you winning that great and cherished first place trophy at CDC, and getting you on your way to competing at ICDC.
Zach also says that whether it is “perfecting your presentation, practicing role-plays, or dominating as many practice tests as you can possibly find, hard work pays off when it comes to ICDC.” So get studying, download the DECA Competitive app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and do as many practice exams as you can. Find sample role plays and practice those. Finalize your project sooner rather than later so you can get in as much practice so your presentation can be perfect at CDC.
I recommend that you read all of Zach Schaja’s article at the following link: http://www.decadirect.org/January-2015/Take-Your-Competitive-Event-Skills-To-ICDC/
Good luck to everyone competing at CDC!