One of the hardest things to do is to persuade someone to do
something. However, it is often times that the reason people don't
participate in something is because they aren't informed enough
about what they are becoming involved in. Therefore, it is
imperative that when you are trying to recruit new members, the
first step you should take is informing them! Make sure that all
aspects of DECA are addressed. Capitalize on competition, travel,
memories, and the real-world experience you gain!
Next, involve your members in as many projects as you can.
Whether you're planning an activity for DECA month or your next
social, you should get your members involved in the planning and
execution of them. When someone is given responsibility they feel
important and it makes them feel like they are valued.
Finally, one of the most important types of membership is your
professional members. Professional members can serve as
judges for competition prep, industry guest speakers, chapter
project sponsors, and professional mentors for your members.
Recruiting and involving your professional members are an
essential part of the success in your chapter.
Whether it's student or professional involvement, all of these
individuals fuel your chapter morale and future success so their
involvement is crucial!