September 30, 2014

Fox & the Hound – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

This activity is very high energy and is great to do when you want to get people… [read me]

Fox & the Hound – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker Fox & the Hound – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Ask better questions and win more business

"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers." —Tony… [read me]

Ask better questions and win more business Ask better questions and win more business

How To Use Your Smartphone Like A Smart Student

Smart devices are becoming a basic necessity among university students. According… [read me]

How To Use Your Smartphone Like A Smart Student How To Use Your Smartphone Like A Smart Student

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.

How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College

Going off to college is an exciting milestone. Many young adults are leaving home… [read me]

How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College

For Better Study Focus… Get the Right Instructions

Many people don't know that nearly half of the Farrow Method is not about memory… [read me]

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Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the… [read me]

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors

This meeting icebreaker is a great game that can be done multiple times and is especially… [read me]

Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors

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

How to pay off your student loans

How to Pay off Your Student Loans as Soon as Possible

The average college graduate from the class of 2012 left school owing $29,400 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. And almost 12 percent of borrowers are 90 days or more behind on loan repayments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports. This debt … [Read This...]

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Fox & the Hound – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

This activity is very high energy and is great to do when you want to get people up and moving. Make sure you have enough room so it can stay safe. I’ve facilitated this activity with eight people all the way to 800 with great success. To start the ice breaker off you’ll need to get people in to … [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...]

Dave Kelly - College Speaker - To All My Friends and Neighbors

Meeting Icebreaker: All My Friends and Neighbors

This meeting icebreaker is a great game that can be done multiple times and is especially effective at camp retreats where your members will be spending a lot of time together. You'll need a good deal of space to do this and because you'll move chairs and break up into groups it won't work in a … [Read This...]

Herb Ammons - Make Life Memorable

News Flash: This Innovative New Idea Might Just Change How You Live Your Life … For Good. Make Life Memorable!

Your life is busy. You get up, go to work, come home, make dinner, spend time with your kids, and try to catch up on housework. As hard as you work it can be difficult to find time to have any real experiences. However, without those moments you will find yourself being less happy and honestly … [Read This...]

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How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College

Going off to college is an exciting milestone. Many young adults are leaving home for the first time, and will be sharing a dorm room or apartment with friends or brand-new roommates. While communal living can be fun, it can also expose you to lots of germs and viruses. Since mom will probably … [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...]

Nick Estrada - University of South Carolina Campus

5 Questions to ask when considering a social fraternity or sorority

Summer is coming to an end and soon thousands of students will be heading back to universities around the country and starting classes. Many of these students are however not only looking for academic enrichment but also ways to get involved outside of the classroom. There are also hundreds of … [Read This...]

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8 Ways – including bribery – to get faculty support for your campus events

One way to really rev up your next campus event is to get as much support from faculty as you can!  If the topic of your guest lecturer or the theme of your event matches an area of interest for them, you can really be in luck. They'll pull out the stops to help you spread the word and get people to … [Read This...]

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Rookie Fire Safety Mistakes Most Students Make

If you’re planning on going to college, the thought of living away from home for the first time can be exciting and the first step towards real independence. However, it might come as a shock to you more than you might have initially thought. While it might be nice to get a bit of space from your … [Read This...]

Before you leave Summer School - Photo copyright 2007 Rick Sherrell

Five Must Do’s Before You Leave Summer School (Includes Grade-Saving Advice!)

A gigantic bravo to you if you are reading this post and nearing the end of your summer term. Going to school in the summer is awesome and challenging all at the same time. The awesome? You racked up some additional credits. The challenging? You had to miss some hours of sunshine, pool or beach in … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Mutual Ground Domestic Violence Center

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the philosophy I shared with Voorhees College students during a visit to their campus. When I asked the question, “What is most important to you in your relationships?” I received answers like trust, communication, love … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #1

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #1 – Breathe!

You wake up late and it’s 10 minutes before class starts! … The final exam is next week and you still don’t understand some of the material! … Someone tells you that they saw your boyfriend cheating with one of your friends! … You are the resident assistant and someone has broken every rule on the … [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...]

How To Use Your Smartphone Like A Smart Student - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

How To Use Your Smartphone Like A Smart Student

Smart devices are becoming a basic necessity among university students. According to a 2012 OnlineColleges’ data, 45% of college students use a smartphone to complete their homework and term papers. However, merely connecting to the Internet doesn’t make anyone a smart device user. For incoming … [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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