September 1, 2014

3 Ways to pep up your campus club meetings

Two things most of us will avoid like the plague... The droning of a monotone voice… [read me]

3 Ways to pep up your campus club meetings 3 Ways to pep up your campus club meetings

Preparing for your nursing interview

Every year, new nursing professionals graduate and make the transition into their… [read me]

Preparing for your nursing interview Preparing for your nursing interview

How you can use NeuroScience to Triple Your Memory

In my Study Smarter, Better Memory Workshop the first module I teach is called “NeuroScience… [read me]

How you can use NeuroScience to Triple Your Memory How you can use NeuroScience to Triple Your Memory

A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service

Some people call them "random acts of kindness"… others "simply being polite."… [read me]

A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service

DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks

Dorm life results when two or more people have to mesh their decorating style without… [read me]

DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks

Essential study skills for succeeding in your degree program

Regardless of what degree you’ve chosen, you will need to learn essential study… [read me]

Essential study skills for succeeding in your degree program Essential study skills for succeeding in your degree program

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the… [read me]

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

4 College ‘Issues’ Almost Every Student Will Face

No matter where you are on your college journey, the start of the semester is a busy… [read me]

4 College ‘Issues’ Almost Every Student Will Face 4 College 'Issues' Almost Every Student Will Face

You will do great things!

On March 2, I celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading to my kindergarten students… [read me]

You will do great things! You will do great things!

DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks

DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks

Dorm life results when two or more people have to mesh their decorating style without merging their finances because, well, they’re broke! Cramped quarters, weird layouts and limited funds are just a few of the setbacks college students face when moving into a dorm. But if you’re headed back to … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Mutual Ground Domestic Violence Center

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the philosophy I shared with Voorhees College students during a visit to their campus. When I asked the question, “What is most important to you in your relationships?” I received answers like trust, communication, love … [Read This...]

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3 Ways to pep up your campus club meetings

Two things most of us will avoid like the plague... The droning of a monotone voice from the front of the room and the meeting leader that sits in the middle of the floor and asks, "So what do you guys want to talk about tonight?" As part of running better campus clubs and organizations let's make … [Read This...]

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A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service

Some people call them "random acts of kindness"… others "simply being polite." To me, it is all about serving others. Service to others is one of the best and easiest things we can do. And when we practice it often, it becomes a habit and a lifelong commitment to serving others. I learned about … [Read This...]

Preparing for your nursing interview - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Preparing for your nursing interview

Every year, new nursing professionals graduate and make the transition into their chosen field. In their minds, they have big dreams of making a difference in the world by using their skills they just learned. They also have big goals that include finding a job that allows them to make a difference. … [Read This...]

College Speaker Dayna Steele and Stepson Cristopher Justiz

Now that school is back in session, are you?

Four weeks with your friends and family were fun but now it is time to get back to the work at hand – securing your future so that one day (in the very near future), you can live the life you want to live. Here are five things you can do right NOW to help secure your desired future: Request a … [Read This...]

3 Ways to get your finances under control - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

3 Ways to get your finances under control as a student

Managing your money during college can be tricky for a number of reasons. The financial burden of higher education has never been more of a pressing issue for young people, and many high school graduates are taking control of their finances for the first time ever. How much do you really understand … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow - Niagara Community College Memory Trtaining

How you can use NeuroScience to Triple Your Memory

In my Study Smarter, Better Memory Workshop the first module I teach is called “NeuroScience Basics and Triple Your Memory.” It’s a 30 minute segment that’s half theory and half practice and a great place to start if you want to learn to study smarter. You’ll discover how your brain acquires … [Read This...]

Chris Collins - USTA

4 College ‘Issues’ Almost Every Student Will Face

No matter where you are on your college journey, the start of the semester is a busy time. Some of you are celebrating a return to freedom after a summer bid at home with your parents (just know they are just as ready for you to leave), others taking a deep breath before they start college for the … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow at Voorhees College

Faculty and Staff “In Motion” at Voorhees College

[showtime width=640 height=300] A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Coretta Jamison, Women’s Advocate of Voorhees College. I quickly learned that she is a caring, committed, enthusiastic and very important resource for students. Her influence with those students was reflected in the … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - College Speaker - To All My Friends and Neighbors

Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors

This meeting icebreaker is a great game that can be done multiple times and is especially effective at camp retreats where your members will be spending a lot of time together. You'll need a good deal of space to do this and because you'll move chairs and break up into groups it won't work in a … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele and Joan Jett

I’m With The Band: NETWORKING

NETWORKING Friends and family are your best asset. Introduce yourself to like-minded business people. There is such a thing as free publicity, and lots of it. Go to industry events and conferences. Offer free services such as a speech, blog, or newsletter. Find a mentor. Don't burn … [Read This...]

Digging Deep for College Money

Digging deep for college money

Student loans can be quite cumbersome after you graduate. This is when most loans come into effect and you have to start paying on them and they start to earn interest. While you may not be too worried about the loan amount right now, it will be a shock to you when you first see your bill come in … [Read This...]

How to Search for a Degree that offers Incremental ROI – A Primer

Let’s begin with a harsh reality of today’s times. College education has become very expensive over the years (it was never cheap), and instead of the costs getting more within reach of everybody who wants a college education, they are getting farther away. There are many students who cannot … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - Packers Fan

Meeting Icebreaker: The Clap Down

Energize your meeting with this icebreaker that requires no material and no touching (some people don't like to be touched.) I usually use it to lead into another activity like Unusual Things in Common, lunch, a break, or the next phase or activity of the meeting. Remember, the purpose of any … [Read This...]

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Dave Kelly - When Robert's Rules Don't Always Apply

When Robert’s Rules Don’t Always Apply

A big topic in student leadership training is the use of Robert’s Rules of Order or Parliamentary Procedure.  Many student leaders dread it, most are confused by it and some just abandon it altogether – which is NOT a good idea if you want to #runbetterorgs. When I incorporate the topic into my trainings I take two different approaches depending on the group I’m working … [Read This..]

Student Leadership Heaven - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

The Five People to Train in Student Leadership Heaven

The title of this blog post is an obvious (or maybe not so obvious) take-off on a popular movie title - "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." But since training student leaders is my own little bit of Heaven I couldn't resist. If I could visit every college campus in the nation and choose who I wanted to train it would be these five people - or groups of people - and … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - 4 Groups for Student Leadership Training

4 groups that should get student leadership training other than the SGA

When it comes to student leadership training, the first - and often only - group colleges think about training is the Student Government Association (SGA). But since my student leadership philosophy is that leadership is for everybody there are a number of other campus organizations and groups of students that I think it's critical to train up in the way of student … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - When should I train my student leaders

When should I train my student leaders?

That’s a question I get a lot. And the answer is that it varies from school to school, what stage of leadership your student leaders are at and what you are trying to accomplish. Since I can’t cover every conceivable situation in this blog post I’ll give you some general guidelines about timing your training for your student leaders. I’ll also suggest that you read the … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - Defining Statement

Get a DEFINING STATEMENT and boost your recruiting efforts

“No, we are not the Circle K that is the convenience stores... We are not a dude ranch with horses... We don’t dance in circles, although you can if you want to...”  That was part of my normal speech when I was the District Administrator for the Georgia District of Circle K International. I was responsible for 28 chapters, including helping them to effectively recruit … [Read This..]

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