April 21, 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

How to prevent burnout and increase productivity

"Two heads are better than one." —John Heywood, English playwright. One of… [read me]

How to prevent burnout and increase productivity How to prevent burnout and increase productivity

6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About

There's no denying that traditional dorm room snack staples – think pizza, chips… [read me]

6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About 6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About

Learning to deal with conflict with positive affirmations is a life-long habit

Even if you went through high school facing conflicts as a battle or a grudge, you… [read me]

Learning to deal with conflict with positive affirmations is a life-long habit Learning to deal with conflict with positive affirmations is a life-long habit

Focus Bursts: Using interval training and controlled panic for better study

RAISE THE INTENSITY of your studying - but STUDY IN SHORT BURSTS. We call it Focus… [read me]

Focus Bursts: Using interval training and controlled panic for better study Focus Bursts: Using interval training and controlled panic for better study

How Does Growth in Motion™ Impact My Life as a College Student?

Growth is development, evolution, progress, increase, expansion. In short, it means… [read me]

How Does Growth in Motion™ Impact My Life as a College Student? How Does Growth in Motion™ Impact My Life as a College Student?

5 Ways to keep your student leaders on the learning curve

Students are on a steep learning curve as leaders. Their situations evolve rapidly… [read me]

5 Ways to keep your student leaders on the learning curve 5 Ways to keep your student leaders on the learning curve

Never Fear, Service is Here!

I stood there frozen with fear. I was about to go out in front of an audience that… [read me]

Never Fear, Service is Here! Never Fear, Service is Here!

6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About

There's no denying that traditional dorm room snack staples – think pizza, chips and beer – are tasty, but they're not going to do you any favors during finals. When it comes to boosting your brain power, there are some foods that have what it takes. Here are six must-eat foods for finals week or … [Read This...]

Herb Ammons - College Keynote Speaker - Take things as they come

Take things as they come

You're just starting college. Your life is changing in a big way and you might not know what exactly to do. Here’s how you can take control of your situation, "Take Things As They Come." Remember... "Your happy life is an inside job!" Herb … [Read This...]

Herb Ammons - Learning to deal with conflict

Learning to deal with conflict with positive affirmations is a life-long habit

Even if you went through high school facing conflicts as a battle or a grudge, you can learn how to turn this around in your college years, even if the person you are in conflict does not follow your lead. By learning how to face a conflict positively you will avoid unnecessary stress, which can … [Read This...]

Climbing the Mountain of Student Success

“George, the Drobble” is a story for people of all ages. It features a character named George who seeks the secret of life, which can only be found at the top of a mountain near his village. You can watch me perform the story by clicking on the video link above. It was shot by a student at Houston … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - Seminole State College Leadership Program 01

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...]

Dave Kelly - Student leaders on the learning curve

5 Ways to keep your student leaders on the learning curve

Students are on a steep learning curve as leaders. Their situations evolve rapidly throughout the year as they face new challenges and learn more about themselves, their leadership styles, and new leadership techniques. These all combine to help them improve themselves as students and leaders now … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow - The Memory Guy - College Speaker

Focus Bursts: Using interval training and controlled panic for better study

RAISE THE INTENSITY of your studying - but STUDY IN SHORT BURSTS. We call it Focus Bursts™ and it only works when you both raise the Intensity AND study in Short Bursts. It's the combination of the two that's going to get you the memory and retention results studying work for you. It's like in the … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - IAM-U Graduation

How Does Growth in Motion™ Impact My Life as a College Student?

Growth is development, evolution, progress, increase, expansion. In short, it means CHANGE. To be in motion means to move, act, engage in an activity, or to shift something. I define “growth in motion” as a phrase that describes a way of being in relationship with oneself. It is a process of … [Read This...]

Essential study skills for succeeding in your degree program - phptp copyright 2013 Rick Sherrell

Essential study skills for succeeding in your degree program

Regardless of what degree you’ve chosen, you will need to learn essential study skills to succeed in your degree program. Success isn’t only measured by a passing grade but by being able to apply the knowledge in your new career. Adopting the right study skills will guarantee that you pass your … [Read This...]

Commitment to service is a winning habit

I had the pleasure and honor of presenting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy a few years ago. After my program, I was treated to a tour of the campus by 2nd Class Cadet Victoria “Tory” Stevens. The Academy has a beautiful campus with a chapel, museum, quarters, and a deck within the collegiate … [Read This...]

Kevin Johnson, College Speaker - How to prevent burnout and increase productivity

How to prevent burnout and increase productivity

"Two heads are better than one." —John Heywood, English playwright. One of my favorite events in the Summer Olympic Games is the 4×100 meter relay. In this event, a team runs 400 meters total, once around a regulation athletics track, with four teammates running 100 meters each. Currently, … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

College life is filled with one activity after the next one that can stretch you out to the max. By using a few personal techniques and starting now, you can develop a lifelong habit of self-care that will make sure you aren't overly stressed, physically fatigued, mentally anguished or emotionally … [Read This...]

What Can You Do With a Biology Degree - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

What Can You Do With a Biology Degree?

Are you thinking of taking up a degree in biology? If so, then you may probably be asking yourself what can you do with a biology degree? Lots of people, even those who are already holding a degree in biology, ask the same question. There are plenty of career opportunities for biology graduates. … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - 3 life-changing student leadership practices

3 life-changing student leadership practices no one’s doing

In 20+ years of working with student leaders, advisors and organizations I've compiled a number of 'best of the best' lists. I have top 3, 5, 7, or 10 lists on everything from skyrocketing student involvement, to holding great meetings and everything else that involves student leadership. It all … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele - I think I know why you don't have a job

I think I know why you don’t have a job

One of my posts on this blog  - Are You one of the unemployable generation? - focused on getting a job and staying employed, especially for college graduates. Here is a recent comment on that post. "OK Dayna. You’re clearly out of touch with the times. Getting a foot in the door was a great tactic … [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..]

Dave Kelly - Recruiting with no Chairs

Use the NO CHAIRS method for campus club recruiting

At your next campus club and organization recruiting fair... Get rid of your chairs! Give them to one of your competitors and let them sit. Push your table back a little and then get in the flow of traffic by standing in front of your table. This puts you out where the students are and gives you a chance to make eye contact with them and approach them as they go by. I … [Read This..]

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