July 22, 2014

How to Develop Shower, Car Sing Along Confidence: Becoming a More Powerful Leader

That moment when you're in the shower and your favorite song is stuck in your head.… [read me]

How to Develop Shower, Car Sing Along Confidence: Becoming a More Powerful Leader How to Develop Shower, Car Sing Along Confidence: Becoming a More Powerful Leader

Cram it in one ear and it goes right out the other

This is a great graphic below from OnlineColleges.net that drives home some points… [read me]

Cram it in one ear and it goes right out the other Cram it in one ear and it goes right out the other

Volunteer and figure out your career path

To figure out which career field you're passionate about, it's simple: you must first… [read me]

Volunteer and figure out your career path Volunteer and figure out your career path

Transitioning to the dorm life

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

Transitioning to the dorm life Transitioning to the dorm life

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

I Am a Seed of Greatness!

A seed represents the beginning or starting point of all living things. Inside of… [read me]

I Am a Seed of Greatness! I Am a Seed of Greatness!

Bring It To Me – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Being a professional speaker and student leadership trainer, I'm on college campuses… [read me]

Bring It To Me – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker Bring It To Me – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Put me in coach I’m ready to lead

On the television show “Married...With Children” Ed O’Neill played the role… [read me]

Put me in coach I’m ready to lead Put me in coach I'm ready to lead

Chris Collins - Rutgers RHA 2014

How to Develop Shower, Car Sing Along Confidence: Becoming a More Powerful Leader

That moment when you're in the shower and your favorite song is stuck in your head.  There's nothing like it!  You will hit high notes like Mariah Carey,  sing in perfect bass like that one guy from Boyz II Men, and create your own ad libs like you have been singing since you were  a one-year-old! … [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...]

Cram it in one ear - Photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Cram it in one ear and it goes right out the other

This is a great graphic below from OnlineColleges.net that drives home some points I've been making to colleges students all across the country. It makes several great points but these are the ones that really stick out to me when it comes to colleges students and study skills: Most of the … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow with Students

I Am a Seed of Greatness!

A seed represents the beginning or starting point of all living things. Inside of the seed is all that is needed to grow into something magnificent. There is nothing to add, subtract or change within the seed to produce its harvest. And the most amazing part is that, given the proper conditions for … [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...]

The Road to College Success

Transitioning to the dorm life

Helping your students get ready for college living in an innovative/interactive way Living in a dorm can be fun-filled, but issues will arise. Resident Advisors (RAs) play an important role in improving the resident life experience. They educate the students on co-existing in a dorm to ensure a … [Read This...]

The Road to College Success

Building a balanced college social life

Helping your students get ready for college living in an innovative/interactive way Many students enter college without adequate preparation. Even with the most supportive parents, counselors and student life leaders, many wonder if they will fit into the college social scene. Others over-commit … [Read This...]

Believe it or not you can stay healthy in college - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Believe it or not you can stay healthy in college

Many college students over eat in college cafeterias, drink too much alcohol, and rely on potentially dangerous, caffeine-packed energy drinks to stay awake while studying; all things that contribute to a lifestyle not recommended by the National Institutes of Health. However, college students CAN … [Read This...]

TawanPerry-Getting connected to a great mentor

Getting connected to a great mentor

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at a student leadership retreat at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH. One of the themes that I was asked to discuss was getting connected and staying connected to mentors. Here’s some of what was discussed in my … [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...]

Dave Farrow - Memory Champion - College Speaker

The Farrow Method: The Science Behind It

After just 20 minutes of instruction in the system, and tested a week later, people who use Farrow’s system scored 3 Times higher than the control group on clinical memory tests. -- SOURCE: Double Blind Neuroscience Study of the Farrow Memory Method, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Fall … [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...]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Internships - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Internships

Internships provide real career and educational benefits to undergraduate and graduate- level students.  Terms and conditions vary, but most internships have positive impacts on educational outcomes.  There are a few disadvantages worth noting, but the pros outweigh the cons for students seeking … [Read This...]

6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

6 Brain Foods You May Not Have Thought About

There's no denying that traditional dorm room snack staples – think pizza, chips and beer – are tasty, but they're not going to do you any favors during finals. When it comes to boosting your brain power, there are some foods that have what it takes. Here are six must-eat foods for finals week or … [Read This...]

Living and Studying Abroad - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Living and studying abroad… mate!

If you’re a college student, faculty or staff, no doubt you’ve seen plenty of international students on campus. You may even be one yourself. Nowadays it has become a fad and trend to study overseas as it gives a student exposure to a varied, cosmopolitan culture and gives them experience dealing … [Read This...]



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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