May 29, 2015

Redefining Leadership: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

After speaking at a conference at the University of Missouri, I was talking to a… [read me]

Redefining Leadership: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream! Redefining Leadership: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Your Graduate Resume: Emphasize transferable skills over experience

As a college students and new graduate you might feel you have nothing to include… [read me]

Your Graduate Resume: Emphasize transferable skills over experience Your Graduate Resume: Emphasize transferable skills over experience

The first new memory techniques in over 100 years – and they work!

I'll have to admit I take pride in the fact that I'm the only person in over 100… [read me]

The first new memory techniques in over 100 years – and they work! The first new memory techniques in over 100 years - and they work!

Kick Off a Mindset of Service and Success at Orientation

I remember my new student orientation program as though it were yesterday (it wasn’t).… [read me]

Kick Off a Mindset of Service and Success at Orientation Kick Off a Mindset of Service and Success at Orientation

Worth the Price: 5 Online Subscriptions for College Students

A big part of college is remembering things - memorizing impossible vocabulary,… [read me]

Worth the Price: 5 Online Subscriptions for College Students Worth the Price: 5 Online Subscriptions for College Students

5 Things You Need to be a Successful Biology Major

A degree in biology opens up many opportunities in the job market as well as post… [read me]

5 Things You Need to be a Successful Biology Major 5 Things You Need to be a Successful Biology Major

Time to ‘Do Nothing.’

Self care is a key element of the Growth in Motion process… and 'doing nothing'… [read me]

Time to ‘Do Nothing.’ Time to 'Do Nothing.'

Using stories and cheap theatrics at your club meetings

There are lots of ways – other than just covering the business – to make your… [read me]

Using stories and cheap theatrics at your club meetings Using stories and cheap theatrics at your club meetings

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

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Worth the Price: 5 Online Subscriptions for College Students

A big part of college is remembering things - memorizing impossible vocabulary, the dates of historic events, the Pythagoras Theorem, the behaviors of Pavlov's dog and which day is penny pitcher night at your favorite bar. One key to being a successful college student is good planning. Therefore, … [Read This...]

Your Graduate Resume: Emphasize transferable skills over experience - Photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Your Graduate Resume: Emphasize transferable skills over experience

As a college students and new graduate you might feel you have nothing to include on a resume or when filling out job applications. As a student any work experience might sees to be unrelated to your future job and career aspirations. Without relevant job experiences, the only information left to … [Read This...]

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The 5 best stress-busters for a (formerly) stressed out college student

Thousands of bloggers, columnists, self-help experts, and everyday people offer their advice to others on how to stay stress-free at school, work, or just in life. But oftentimes college students may find their tips not practical or relatable—really, what young adult with a five-class course load, a … [Read This...]

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Assuring Failure is Not an Option!

As many students are taking a summer and a break from brain work, it is a good time to look back over what you have accomplished since the school year began last August or September. How are your grades? How is your state of mind? How do you feel about the future? Taking all of that into … [Read This...]

Herb Ammons - Don't Worry Be Happy

Finally Experience The Best Life Has To Offer. Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Chances are that you have heard the Bobby McFerrin song “Don't Worry, Be Happy!” That song advises you to not let worry overwhelm your life. Albert Einstein also said “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow…” Both of these sentiments seem very simple, but sometimes our life gets in … [Read This...]

7 Things that Your Professor Won’t Tell You

When it comes to success in college, understanding your professors is a crucial skill. The seven things your professors won't tell you will surprise you and give you the competitive edge when it comes your education. 1. They want you to succeed.  Most college professors want you to do well. … [Read This...]

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Redefining Leadership: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

After speaking at a conference at the University of Missouri, I was talking to a group of students about the workshop. Somehow we got on the topic of what role a young lady in the group played in her organization and her aspirations for the next year. As the young lady began telling us how she … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow - New Memory Techniques

The first new memory techniques in over 100 years – and they work!

I'll have to admit I take pride in the fact that I'm the only person in over 100 years to invent new memory techniques. Why? Because I'm a serious advocate of developing real study skills that will not only help you get better grades, but will actually help you to learn. Memory training as an art … [Read This...]

5 Secrets to Landing a Job in the Health Care Industry

Finding the right type of job within the health care industry requires time, planning, and presenting yourself in the most effective manner. Consider these ideas for landing the job that will be your niche within the health care industry. Secure a Degree from an Accredited Institution It is not … [Read This...]

5 Things You Need to be a Successful Biology Major

5 Things You Need to be a Successful Biology Major

A degree in biology opens up many opportunities in the job market as well as post graduate studies. One of the best ways to ensure success is to be prepared. Here are a few ideas of things that are essential for optimum performance in biology courses. Strong Vocabulary Biology classes are full … [Read This...]

5 Tips for Internship Hunters - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

5 Tips for Internship Hunters

An internship can be a great opportunity for you to get some real-world experience in your field, make connections, and earn a little bit of money. Many schools even give students academic credit for internships. If you want to stand out in the crowd when you start applying to post-college jobs, … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Why Time to do Nothing

Time to ‘Do Nothing.’

Self care is a key element of the Growth in Motion process… and 'doing nothing' is a key element of self care, better known as ‘rest.’ When school is out there are no more final papers and exams to worry about, it's a time to relax and rejuvenate yourself before returning to school. After all, … [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...]

Herb Ammons - College Keynote Speaker

Force Yourself To Stretch And Improve Your Self-Confidence

If you have low self-confidence, now is the time to make a change. Force yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone during this time; you will be glad you did. Attending classes, meeting new people, interacting with the professors and attending various groups with similar interests will help … [Read This...]

Get a Job While Youre in College - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

Get a Job While You’re in College…Ya Bum.

One of the most struggled with concepts of the 21st century is whether or not to get a job while you’re in college… Well, from experience, I highly suggest it. I left my hometown to go to college, and with that, I left my parents' financial backing as well.  I didn't care. I had been working … [Read This...]



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

Is Parliamentary Procedure Ruining Your Organization?

An important 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 run better organizations. When I incorporate the topic into my trainings, I take two different approaches depending on the … [Read This..]

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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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