December 18, 2014

The 5 Rs of club membership retention

Want to retain your club members not just during the academic year, but from year-to-year?… [read me]

The 5 Rs of club membership retention The 5 Rs of club membership retention

Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college

In today’s competitive post-college job market, it’s hard to get ahead and stay… [read me]

Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college

“I’ll Do It!” – Say it and make the most of your opportunities

I have been involved in the Kiwanis Family, an organization dedication to community… [read me]

“I’ll Do It!” – Say it and make the most of your opportunities “I’ll Do It!” - Say it and make the most of your opportunities

Avoiding freshman fumbles in academic management

Helping your students get ready for college living in an innovative/interactive way As… [read me]

Avoiding freshman fumbles in academic management Avoiding freshman fumbles in academic management

3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress

The stress of taking an exam, competing on a quiz show or speaking in front of an… [read me]

3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress 3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress

Consider rotating your meeting format to keep members engaged

If your campus club or organization meets once a week that's four and sometimes five… [read me]

Consider rotating your meeting format to keep members engaged Consider rotating your meeting format to keep members engaged

5 Self-made volunteer opportunities for business students

The biggest worry that many soon-to-be college graduates often have is their lack… [read me]

5 Self-made volunteer opportunities for business students 5 Self-made volunteer opportunities for business students

Will Moving To Europe For College Save Money?

Since it recently hit the news that the last German universities have axed their tuition fees facebook and twitter have been blowing up with people saying that it’s time to pick up and go to Europe to avoid the prohibitive cost of college in the US. While it’s true that your college education is … [Read This...]

The Road to College Success

Avoiding freshman fumbles in academic management

Helping your students get ready for college living in an innovative/interactive way As high school or college leaders you have provided assistance to students in various facets of their lives. Of course that help is concentrated in the area of academic management. Once students leave high school … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - I'll Do It

“I’ll Do It!” – Say it and make the most of your opportunities

I have been involved in the Kiwanis Family, an organization dedication to community service for 35 years. I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and I joined the Key Club (high school level) at my high school when I was a sophomore because I liked the advisor and I decided that if he thought it was … [Read This...]

Good With Computers? Degrees You Should Consider

If you are fascinated with computers, why not turn this into an exciting and lucrative career? There are many different college degrees that can help you find a good paying job in fields related to computers and technology. Let’s explore some of your best choices for degrees in this … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - The 5 Rs of club membership retention

The 5 Rs of club membership retention

Want to retain your club members not just during the academic year, but from year-to-year? Want to have a positive affect on retaining students at your school? Want to have faithful alumni who return to support the school (and maybe even your campus organization) after they graduate? Try … [Read This...]

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5 Self-made volunteer opportunities for business students

The biggest worry that many soon-to-be college graduates often have is their lack of relevant work experience to put on their resume and discuss in job interviews. Employers want to see previous experience because they want to know that your skills have been proven and tested. By having previous … [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 … [Read This...]

Easy College Living: 5 Tips Every College Student Should Know About

Attending college, holding down a job and attempting to keep a social life may all seem nearly impossible, especially if you are a struggling student yourself. Implementing a few different tips for college students is not only a way to make life easier, but it is also a method to go about saving … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - College Speaker - Consider rotating your meeting format

Consider rotating your meeting format to keep members engaged

If your campus club or organization meets once a week that's four and sometimes five meetings a month and things can get stale and boring. If you want to keep your members guessing, interested and always coming back for more consider rotating your meeting format and doing something different each … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - The Experience

I Missed Your Student Leadership Presentation, Can You Still Help Me?

The answer is a resounding,“YES!” I spoke at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in late March of 2011. Daniel Hastings is a student at the school who was unable to attend my student leadership presentation. He emailed me with some questions and, after I responded to him, gave me permission to … [Read This...]

Studying Abroad? Travel Tips for Students

Of all the opportunities college brings, the chance to immerse yourself in another culture with very few strings attached stands out. When else will you have the freedom to leave almost everything behind to live, study and even work in a foreign country for weeks or even months? Not that it's as … [Read This...]

Overcoming First-Year Academic Struggles

The first year of college can be an exciting time for many students. It is often a teenager's first look at real freedom, and a student's first chance to take a step into a wider academic world. Unfortunately, that first year can be fraught with peril - there is a reason, after all, that so many … [Read This...]

Promotional Machine - Photo Copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

7 ways to turn your campus speaker into a promotional machine

Because your students sit in classes much of the day, attracting a crowd to your lecture or speaker-based event can pose an extra challenge for your campus activities board. Whether you're on the student activities staff or you're a volunteer student leader you can use all the help you can get to … [Read This...]

Kevin Johnson, College Speaker - How your teenage years can predict our entrepreneurial success

How your teenage years can predict our entrepreneurial success

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." —Apple, “Think Different” campaign, advertising … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - 4 tips for creating a month of service on your campus

A Campus MONTH of Service: 4 Ways to Make it Work

One way to get more students, faculty and staff involved in your community service efforts is to create a MONTH OF SERVICE on your campus. It's a great way to focus every one on getting involved for a short period of time, but one that is long enough and has enough variety for everyone to get a … [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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