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  1. Millicent St. Claire
    March 28, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Great suggestions, Rick! I’ve developed some fantastic relationships with local universities in Atlanta and they’ve been bringing me back each year for their summer college-prep program or teacher trainings.

    In addition, it’s also important that we as speakers bring incredible value and make our programs relevant to students’ needs. Many campuses are operating on limited budgets, and as speakers and trainers, we have to go the extra mile – above and beyond – to bring quality programming to students.

    The bottom line is that it’s up to us as to deliver VALUE – especially in today’s environment! Our job is to enhance – and add to – their educational experience. I don’t take this for granted. I continue to improve my study skills and accelerative learning programs, expand what I’m doing and make my offerings unforgettable each time. The only way that happens is if the students really learn something. If they don’t, that’s a terrible price to pay!

    Smiles,
    Millicent

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  2. Rick Sherréll
    March 28, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    That’s another great idea @DaveGonzoKelly. Let me repeat that one – “Keep an eye on the speakers you like. Friend them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their newsletters. Watch for gaps in their schedule when they are on the road. They may be willing to offer a discount for an open date and a hotel room on a day when they would be just sitting around. Better to be with your students than just hanging in a hotel room.”

    Thanks for the great comment. That’s why you’re America’s Student LEadership Trainer. Folks should follow and friend you so they can always get a gfreat rate. For sharingsuch a great idea everybody can get socially linked to you by visiting here: http://www.prospeakersbureau.com/davekelly/. Look for GET SOCIAL WITH DAVE in the right hand column.

    Stay busy in 2011 Dave! PEACE.

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  3. Dave Kelly
    March 27, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    All I can say is “Ditto”! Great blog post, Rick! I know I appreciate working with the same schools as often as possible. I do lock in my rate for a school that books me in consecutive years. I have one community college that has had me for three consecutive years and the rate has stayed the same throughout. Another thought: keep an eye on the speakers you like. Friend them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their newsletters. Watch for gaps in their schedule when they are on the road. They may be willing to offer a discount for an open date and a hotel room on a day when they would be just sitting around. Better to be with your students than just hanging in a hotel room. I know from experience: I have one of those days this next week!

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