January 30, 2012 - Scott Greenberg Motivational Speaker

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January 30, 2012
Extracting lessons from an activity requires more than the question “What did you learn?” Prior to the discussion, your group may have learned nothing. That’s what the debriefing is for. There are many techniques for facilitating discussion, but most of them generally follow the same flow: ■ Reaction & Reflection: Get the group’s reaction to...
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Every industry the in the world must adapt its products and services to the ever-changing needs of its customers. This is no less true in education. Students have changed. With increased exposure to television, music videos, advertising and the Internet, young people have developed shorter attention spans and different values. No longer do educators command...
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We learn best by doing. When students are actively involved, they wake up, rise up and speak up. That’s when the learning takes place. Educators, advisors and sponsors don’t always have the time for extended experiential activities. However, if facilitated properly, even with quick events they can have great impact. The best teaching activities are:...
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For thousands of years stories have been used to educate, entertain and inspire. The books of most major religions are filled with tales that have guided the generations. Movies have influenced fashion, pop culture -even politics. (e.g., Calls for the declassification of Kennedy documents after the movie “JFK”). Stories allow us to connect with other...
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Would you describe yourself as extremely busy? Do you often feel tired and stressed out? Sometimes our ambition is our worst enemy. Many of us with big goals try to do way too much. We spread ourselves a mile wide and an inch deep. We are involved in many different things, but aren’t excelling at...
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In Time Management: Setting Up Your Schedule For Success, we looked at how you need to adjust your weekly schedule to fit into 168 hours. This can be extremely difficult to do. Here are some tips to get the most out of your day and to make sure you’re working as efficiently as possible: 1....
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In the article Shogun: A Lesson In Patience we looked at the power of patience. While it’s important to proceed cautiously, sometimes waiting too long will kill an opportunity. My junior year in high school I was class president and in charge of planning the prom. I took care of every detail except for one...
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We can improve ourselves in two ways: enhancing our strengths and improving on our weakness. Which do you think is the better use of your time? Answer: focus on your strengths. Many people instinctively work on their shortcomings, concentrating on what they believe is holding them back. If this is where you focus, you risk...
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In Managing the Cynic In Your Head I discussed how to manage the negative voice we all have in our heads who stops us from taking risks. Now I’d like to review a few risk taking techniques many of you have heard me recommend. I use these techniques regularly and get great results. Try ‘em...
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As a kid I used to make model airplanes and they never turned out right. I never had the patience to let the glue dry adequately before moving on to the next step. Invariably it would fall apart. Since then I’ve been in a lot of situations when I’ve jumped the gun. I’ve spoken without...
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