Many of you reading this post are officers for your school’s DECA chapter. But are you great officers? That is a question that you should be asking yourself.
Am I doing the best that I can?
Am I doing my job?
Am I getting chapter members involved?
Am I a great leader?
Being a great officer isn’t easy. Promoting DECA activities and competition to students, who honestly sometimes don’t care, can be really difficult. Through my experiences as a DECA officer at both the chapter and the state level, I can tell you that by getting chapter members involved at meetings and in decision making, helps to make them interested about those activities.
By putting a poll on your Facebook page (favorite T-Shirt design or what food to have at the next meeting) for members to give their input can help them feel more involved and accepted by your group.
By personally texting members saying that you would love to have them come to the next meeting, you are creating a connection between that person and DECA, a connection that they will continuously think about. In life and in DECA, a little personal contact can go a long way.
Making members feel welcomed and accepted in DECA is the most important thing about being a great officer! If you do that, all of the other things will fall into place, and now you will have friends to help you with the work required to do those things!
As always, if you have any questions on being a great DECA officer or anything else, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on Facebook. I challenge all of you to be the best DECA officer that you can!