October 31, 2014

Using Failure to Achieve Success

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, IL and never heard of gumbo until… [read me]

Using Failure to Achieve Success Using Failure to Achieve Success

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades

Have you been feeding your brain lately? If you’re looking to learn how to study… [read me]

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades

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

Bouncing Back from Mid-Semester Shock

Getting through college is not always easy. In high school, you were able to make… [read me]

Bouncing Back from Mid-Semester Shock Bouncing Back from Mid-Semester Shock

4 Tips for more effective note-taking

Now that you are in college, you’ll quickly learn that great organizational skills,… [read me]

4 Tips for more effective note-taking 4 Tips for more effective note-taking

What is Radical Personal Accountability?

To be accountable means to be in charge, responsible, or mature about your life experiences.… [read me]

What is Radical Personal Accountability? What is Radical Personal Accountability?

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

You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader.

Everyone in your campus club, team, or organization is a role model. All members… [read me]

You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader. You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader.

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...]

Herb Ammons - College Keynote Speaker

Create memories and experiences you can learn from

Going to college is a big step in your life. Here’s how you can take control of your situation, "Create Memories and Experiences You Can Learn From." Check out my video below for more on this message and creating your own memories and experiences and making college even more of a learning … [Read This...]

10 Writing Tips that Will Rescue Your Resume

Many college students and recent college graduates dread writing a resume. The intimidation factor can be significant when faced with the task of enumerating what may seem like limited skills and experiences in order to land your first real job. Obviously, employers don't expect college students … [Read This...]

Know how class participation points are calculated

Know how class participation points are calculated. Here’s how to ask.

Does your prof give points for participation? If so, do you know how that grade is calculated? I know when I'd see "participation" mentioned in my college syllabi. . . with no clear explanation of how those points happened, I always wondered if the prof made little checks next to my name every … [Read This...]

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades

Have you been feeding your brain lately? If you’re looking to learn how to study more efficiently or improve your mental alertness in order to achieve better grades, you may have tried all kinds of different study techniques. But did you know that simply choosing foods that fuel the brain can have a … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Radical Personal Accountability

What is Radical Personal Accountability?

To be accountable means to be in charge, responsible, or mature about your life experiences. And in the context of ‘radical personal accountability,’ to be radical is to be an activist, innovative, and uncompromising about your total well-being. When you agree to live a Growth in Motion!! … [Read This...]

4 Tips for more effective note-taking - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

4 Tips for more effective note-taking

Now that you are in college, you’ll quickly learn that great organizational skills, good study habits, and overall discipline are crucial to your academic success. While these habits may not be the norm for you, making them a regular part of your routine will make the college experience more … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Understanding = Internal Peace

Understanding yourself leads to internal peace.

Recently, I was perusing the dictionary because I wanted to see what it said about this word "understanding." Some synonyms shared were: comprehend, absorb, appreciate, identify with, empathize, be familiar with, and value. And in the context of personal growth, to understand is to be willing to … [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...]

Felicia Harlow - Be Honest

Be clear about who you are and honest about what you want

Have you ever heard the phrase “honesty is the best policy?” Where did that phrase come from? I mean, there are so many situations that clearly reveal that honesty will either hurt or destroy the relationship! For instance, you were out with friends at a campus event and met this really nice guy who … [Read This...]

Save Money By Taking Classes Online

The cost of getting an education and earning a degree is getting more expensive every year. Lack of money is the main reason why many potential students postpone earning a degree. In addition to tuition, students need money for supplies, transportation and room and board. Taking classes online can … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele - Success Speaker - Start these things now for your future success!

Graduating this spring? Start these things now for your future success!

Happy New Year! Now get to work... Graduation is not as far off as you think. Here are ten things you can start doing today to ensure your successful future: 1. Clean up your social media accounts. Privacy settings do not mean a thing and you should not rely on them. Start cleaning up your … [Read This...]

Kevin Johnson - College Speaker - The Entrepreneur Mind

Ask better questions and win more business

"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers." —Tony Robbins, author, professional speaker. As an entrepreneur, your success depends greatly on your ability to ask the right questions. However, few people understand the enormous value of mastering this art. … [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...]

Bad credit can slam corporate doors - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Bad credit from college can slam corporate doors

Most of us realize that our personal credit record affects our ability to secure loans or open credit card accounts, but few realize that a bad credit score can affect their job prospects - even bad credit from college. The Society for Human Resource Management released a survey in 2010 that showed … [Read This...]

Method Test Prep - Raising the Score!


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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