January 22, 2018

The College Speaker Audio Series

Each of these posts features a short FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD by one of our Expert Blogumnists or other guest College Speaker expanding on the blog topic to give you even more in-depth insight. Hit play to listen right now or download it to listen later. Happy listening and here's to your success... in college and in the future.

Drive-by community service projects… and nobody gets hurt!

Drive-by service opportunities are not quite what they sound like and provide immediate benefit to your campus' local community. They are projects that are ready-made for students, faculty and staff to jump right into, take only a few minutes, and provide solid impact. They are accomplished by partnering with local or national community service groups such as Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, Special Olympics, Food for the Poor, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, to name a few. Though I've … [Read more...]

3 life-changing student leadership practices no one’s doing

In 20+ years of working with student leaders, advisors and organizations I've compiled a number of 'best of the best' lists. I have top 3, 5, 7, or 10 lists on everything from skyrocketing student involvement, to holding great meetings and everything else that involves student leadership. It all comes from seeing first-hand what works and what doesn't. Most schools have what I'll call "Student Leader Basic Training" in place. They teach their student leaders who to fill out forms, conduct … [Read more...]

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 of your group play a special part in ensuring that your members and constituencies are served efficiently and effectively. As a student leader, it is vital for you to remain mindful of the fact that your fellow students look up to and are watching your behaviors and interactions all of the time. They are not solely observing your behaviors when you are consulting or running a meeting or managing a campus service … [Read more...]

Marketing your campus club, event or cause by walking around

The phrase "managing by walking around" has tended to be trendy at times within business over the last few decades. The concept suggests that you can influence others and lead more effectively by simply seeing how others are doing and through interacting with them. It actually makes some sense to me and I agree that it is important to be visible and let others know that you care about their work and the issues that they are experiencing. A concept that I want you to consider is the idea of … [Read more...]