September 20, 2014

Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Here’s the next edition in the Sure-Fire Icebreaker series. This is a quick icebreaker… [read me]

Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

The Interview: KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE Know a little about everything. Be aware of your body language. Be… [read me]

The Interview: KNOWLEDGE The Interview: KNOWLEDGE

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]

For Better Study Focus… Get the Right Instructions For Better Study Focus... Get the Right Instructions

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.

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

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students

It is painfully obvious to me that most students today have no idea how to take useful… [read me]

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students

3 Things You Must Learn from Yesterday Before You Release Your Past

No doubt, you have been given advice to leave the past behind you. Maybe you have… [read me]

3 Things You Must Learn from Yesterday Before You Release Your Past 3 Things You Must Learn from Yesterday Before You Release Your Past

Making smooth transitions in leadership

You can build your campus club or organization for future years by planning an effective… [read me]

Making smooth transitions in leadership Making smooth transitions in leadership

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

Memory Tournament

For Better Study Focus… Get the Right Instructions

Many people don't know that nearly half of the Farrow Method is not about memory techniques at all.  All of my fans and students tell me that speed memory is not important, but accuracy in memory is.  There is a secret I use every day to achieve tremendous focus in the brain.  This secret allowed me … [Read This...]

Mrs. Amanda Nagy

Why your professors really do matter

Every student at some point feels he or she is “too cool for school.” In middle school, we try to avoid looking like a “nerd” at all costs; in high school, we struggle desperately to find our niche, and in college, we’re afraid to show school spirit for fear of being labeled lame. But the truth … [Read This...]

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Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Here’s the next edition in the Sure-Fire Icebreaker series. This is a quick icebreaker that is very low gradient and an easy way to meet a lot of people you don’t know and learn random information about them. As a bonus, I often use this icebreaker to get large groups into smaller groups in the last … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - Making smooth transitions in leadership

Making smooth transitions in leadership

You can build your campus club or organization for future years by planning an effective officer transition for your next set of leaders. Once new officers are elected there should be at least one more step before the previous officers and board heads for the hills - or that summer internship. Well, … [Read This...]

12 Things To Know About College - photo copyright Nikki Morse

12 Things To Know About College

College can be a scary experience for anyone entering the campus for the first time.  Whether you're attending a simple community college up the street or a university thousands of miles away, most students have no idea what they are doing once they park their car, head to class and listen to a … [Read This...]

Chris Collins - movement

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...]

Herb Ammons College Speaker - Learn from Yesterday

3 Things You Must Learn from Yesterday Before You Release Your Past

No doubt, you have been given advice to leave the past behind you. Maybe you have been told you need to release your past. To some extent, both of those things are true - there is a time to let the past go. However, before you release your past, it is important that you learn from yesterday. You … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele - Failure is not an option

Assuring Failure is Not an Option!

As many students are taking a summer and a break from brain work, it is a good time to look back over what you have accomplished since the school year began last August or September. How are your grades? How is your state of mind? How do you feel about the future? Taking all of that into … [Read This...]

Study Smarter Not Harder - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students

It is painfully obvious to me that most students today have no idea how to take useful class notes. Whenever students struggle in my course, I ask them to make an appointment with me and bring their notebooks, because their note-taking style can usually tell me at least part of the problem. … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele Jam Board

The Interview: KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE Know a little about everything. Be aware of your body language. Be prepared. Talk directly to your audience. Pay attention and listen. Improve your knowledge with this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock … [Read This...]

What Can You Do With a Biology Degree - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

What Can You Do With a Biology Degree?

Are you thinking of taking up a degree in biology? If so, then you may probably be asking yourself what can you do with a biology degree? Lots of people, even those who are already holding a degree in biology, ask the same question. There are plenty of career opportunities for biology graduates. … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - My 80 Year Young Gift

My 80 Year ‘Young’ Gift

On March 12, 2011, I met an 80 year old woman who didn’t look a day over 50! Clearly, she was a woman living a Growth in Motion!!™ lifestyle She was one of the participants at the Women’s Leadership Conference at Clemson University and she contributed lots of wisdom. After delivering the 1st part … [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...]

Tawan Perry - Leadership Lessons - Connect-5

10 Leadership Lessons for a Connected Life

In many ways, your college journey is only the first of many step that can lead you to a long and prosperous life. Check these 10 real-world lessons for leadership and for life. They are intended to get you focused on your real goals and deal with the rapid-fire changes that college is throwing at … [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...]



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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