October 23, 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

Certifying teachers in Farrow Memory Methods

The Farrow Method for Memory and Speed Learning expertly blends together the three… [read me]

Certifying teachers in Farrow Memory Methods Certifying teachers in Farrow Memory Methods

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.

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

Avoid tunnel vision for a faster read

Want to know the main reason that most people are reading at a much slower pace than… [read me]

Avoid tunnel vision for a faster read Avoid tunnel vision for a faster read

Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments

To have a harvest is to have a return, a yield, a collection of some sort. It also… [read me]

Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments

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

How to Serve Your Community All Year Long

SERVANT LEADERSHIP is a topic I train student leaders in that is popular all year… [read me]

How to Serve Your Community All Year Long How to Serve Your Community All Year Long

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...]

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Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments

To have a harvest is to have a return, a yield, a collection of some sort. It also implies that we give, express or put something "out there" and, by nature, receive something back. This past summer, my family planted seeds in our garden. We gave our effort in the form of time, physical labor and … [Read This...]

The Perks of Taking on an Internship

The Perks of Taking on an Internship

As competition for jobs today become more and more cutthroat, the biggest difference between you and the contender sitting next to you is work experience. So for those of you who don’t have the work experience needed, you can have the next best thing, an internship! Why are they so great? A … [Read This...]

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Using Failure to Achieve Success

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, IL and never heard of gumbo until I moved to Texas. One year my mom decides to have a gumbo cook-off for Christmas and I think to myself, “Self, it’s just a bunch of meat in some gravy, how hard can it be?” After ten tries at making my own roux … [Read This...]

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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 Farrow - Memory Champion - College Speaker

Certifying teachers in Farrow Memory Methods

The Farrow Method for Memory and Speed Learning expertly blends together the three core components of Classical Memory Techniques, Farrow Focus Bursts and Current Brain/Neuro Science and delivers information in a way that’s clear and easy to understand. Highly adaptable, the Farrow Method can be … [Read This...]

The Journey to Law School: 4 Major Paths to a Law Degree

Anyone who is considering law school should be very careful when selecting an undergraduate major. The subject that one studies in his first four years of college will prepare him for the significant demands of law school. Let's take a look at the top 4 college degrees that will make the transition … [Read This...]

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4 strategies to keep college grads off the unemployment rolls

The job market for recent college graduates is definitely challenging: though new jobless claims have once again declined, NECN.com reports... “New government data shows that one in two new college graduates are either jobless or under-employed - a rude welcoming to the work world for the class of … [Read This...]

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Bouncing Back from Mid-Semester Shock

Getting through college is not always easy. In high school, you were able to make straight A’s with little to no effort. But today, you got your mid terms back and you are completely taken aback. (seems this really happens a lot to sophomores!) It seems that you are not doing as well as you thought. … [Read This...]

The Road to College Success

Staying safe and healthy on campus

Helping your students get ready for college living in an innovative/interactive way Crime happens everywhere even on college campuses. As a leader, make your students aware of the common threats in the college environment. Also, while some exam stress is normal there are ways to combat excessive … [Read This...]

Integrity is not negotiable! Who sez that? I sez that!

Brian Davis is one of my newest heroes. He should be one of yours, too. “I’m sorry, Dave, who?” Brian Davis is a golfer on the PGA Tour. On Sunday, April 18, 2010, he was playing at the Verizon Heritage event in South Carolina and gave up a possible win—his first on the tour— when he called a … [Read This...]

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DESIGN: Making the Most of Your College Rental

One of the best aspects of college is the chance to live on your own. Not only are you free of the restrictions your parents imposed on you for the last 18 or so years, you're also free to decorate your new home however you want to. Whether you're living in campus housing or renting your first … [Read This...]

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Bring It To Me – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Being a professional speaker and student leadership trainer, I'm on college campuses facilitating leadership retreats and orientations often. This icebreaker has never failed. I’ve used it successfully with groups as small as 10 people all the way to 800 people. This is great for adding some fun and … [Read This...]

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Are You Prepared To Take Your Future Into Your Own Hands? Prepare To Be Flexible

Almost everyone has been taken by surprise by the curves that life presents you. In fact, it happens more than anyone might like to admit. When it happens you feel like you have been punched in the gut. You almost lose your breath and every bit of happy drains out of you. However, it does not have … [Read This...]

Want a Graduate Degree? 5 Tips to Choose the Right Program for You

Although your years as an undergraduate are now complete, you recognize learning as a lifelong endeavor, and you're not ready to put away your notebook and pens just yet. Obtaining a graduate degree is the next task on your to-do list, and you want to make sure you pick the best program for your … [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..]

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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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