August 30, 2014

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

I’m With The Band: NETWORKING

NETWORKING Friends and family are your best asset. Introduce yourself to like-minded… [read me]

I’m With The Band: NETWORKING I'm With The Band: NETWORKING

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

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

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

Faculty and Staff “In Motion” at Voorhees College

[showtime width=640 height=300] A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting… [read me]

Faculty and Staff “In Motion” at Voorhees College Faculty and Staff "In Motion" at Voorhees College

Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors

This meeting icebreaker is a great game that can be done multiple times and is especially… [read me]

Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors

Dave Kelly on building a Servant Leadership Resume

I travel the country presenting my two core programs for college students: Campus… [read me]

Dave Kelly on building a Servant Leadership Resume Dave Kelly on building a Servant Leadership Resume

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...]

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...]

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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...]

Tawan Perry - 4 questions between semesters - Connect-5

4 Questions to ask yourself between semesters

The semester has come to an end and it’s time to start thinking about next semester. Whether you're burned out from this semester or have had a few weeks to get over it; there are some things to consider as you prepare for next year. Is your schedule realistic? If you have already scheduled your … [Read This...]

5 ways to save on college textbooks

5 Ways to Save on College Textbooks

Among the biggest and most important purchases college students make, textbooks top the list of pricey needs. In fact, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group found the average student spends as much as $1,200 each year on books and supplies -- with some books costing as much as $300 alone. This … [Read This...]

Tawan Perry - 3 registration Tips

3 Registration tips that every student needs to know

It’s back to school time and you’re late to register for the upcoming semester. I know you got distracted by Facebook or you were one minute too late before grabbing the class you needed online. Don’t fret; here are some tips that can help give you a smooth registration and maybe grant you access in … [Read This...]

What Your Email Says About You - photo copyright 2010 Rick Sherrell

First Impressions: What Your Email Says About You

What does your email address and signature say about you? In short, everything. Often, your email is the first impression anyone will have of you, from the actual email name and address to the signature in the body of the email. Your email carries a lot of weight when someone is deciding what his … [Read This...]

5 Reasons Why Online Degrees Make Sense - photo copyright Nikki Morse

5 Reasons Why Online Degrees Make Sense

Online degrees may just be the wave of the future. They’re easily accessible, cost effective, and flexible -- and they’re becoming more mainstream and respected day after day. Here are some of the benefits of earning your degree online: They’re cost-effective One of the most immediate benefits … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele - Success Speaker

Here’s What You Get With Dayna Steele

When should you bring Dayna Steele to your campus for a program? - When your students need a high-energy, motivational keynote mixed with humor and entertainment. Dayna motivates your students to achieve peak performance and inspires them to start immediately. Dayna makes her key points memorable so … [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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