Inspired to Educate

The Communication Blog

It should be of interest to lots of educators who pass by this blog. I’m reaching out to you to let you know about #Inspired2Educate, a program designed to recognize and praise educators and the people who inspired them. Each month we will award $2,000 to someone who shares their story -- $1,000 to the person for their professional development and $1,000 for their educational institution. inspired to educate praising educators sharing your story

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Educators need some new branding

Dahle Communication

Educators and education as a whole needs some new branding. Mostly though, as educators, we need to show that education is so important that it should be pursued by the best and brightest. Do educators need to have a more rigid educational background?

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Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes

PowerPoint Tips

Faculty are starting to change, but there’s still a lot of Death by PowerPoint in the educational arena. Watch excerpts from my talk to faculty (of Maharishi University of Management) on “Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes.” Teachers use PowerPoint a lot!

2012 190

Does our Educational System Need Changing?

Dahle Communication

It's that time of year again - millions of students are either starting or getting ready to start the school year, which is why this post is going to be more about education than communication. Being an educator, I strongly believe in the power of education. education

2011 195

COVID-19 and Higher Education - Closings Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, even before the pandemic institutions of higher education which were private, small, and liberal arts were in peril.  For some colleges, COVID-19 could be the tipping point.

2020 56

Public speaking education

Pivotal Public Speaking

Formal education. public speaking education Jim Rohn learning trainingHow can we learn to become public speakers? How do we learn public speaking? I have post graduate qualifications.

2016 52

Higher Education - COVID-19 Accelerates the Disruption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Secondly, most contractual material related to providing education doesn't have provisions covering in-person instruction. Those also might not have terms and conditions or language referring to the guarantee of in-person education. However, this issue continues to raise major questions about what the service of higher education actually provides. The litigation is the tip of the iceberg in the ongoing disruption in the higher education space. 

2020 40

That (supposed) Higher Education Bubble - COVID-19 Is Bursting It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A higher education trade group has predicted a 15 percent drop in enrollment nationwide, amounting to a $23 billion revenue loss." For years, some have contended there existed a higher education "bubble." If there is higher education bubble, COVID-19 is bursting it.

2020 56

Education and 21st Century Presentation

Presentation Zen

One of the problems with 20th century approaches to education, according to learning activist and Tokyo International School founder Patrick Newell , is that children are taught what to learn but not how to learn, "and they are slowing educated out of their innate curiosity and creativity."

2013 111

Higher Education in America - No Equality of Sacrifice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The brand of higher education in the U.S. " As everyone knows, higher education is a big-ticket item. So, it's unlikely students will land part-time or contract work to help with their educational costs.  has received yet another blow.

2020 52

Higher Education - BigBrand In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Returning soldiers started new lives through a college education financed with Uncle Sam. Like so many other trends, that investment of self (and youth) in higher education got out of hand. The meme became: The more education the better. 

2018 52

Higher Education: Another Institution In Play During COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If higher education continues to go virtual those jobs are not coming back in the near future.  Throughout all degree programs the leadership has to focus on convincing the consumers of higher education that distance learning is worth the money. Related to that, of course, is if the "price" for that remote education should be lower than what had been delivered in person? One group of what might be called The Abruptly Unemployed is students.

2020 43

Higher Education - Niche in Turmoil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They don't welcome adding to that by applying for another two years of education. Of course, all brick-and-mortar higher education is in turmoil.   For years, there have been warnings about an education bubble.

2017 52

[Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp

Speaker Launcher

The education market is different from other speaking markets. Josh has some great, strategy-rich advice for making it not just in the education […]. The post [Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The education market is different from other speaking markets. Josh has some great, strategy-rich advice for making it not just in the education market, but in other markets as well.

2016 55

Why do you need a building to get an education?

More than PowerPoint...

Like Cuban, I believe that colleges can offer educational value to students. Are giant buildings like these really necessary to get an excellent business education? Especially since online learning is where the future of business education lies ? Coaching Education

2013 89

On My Regret List: Over-Education

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is, the income or return on investment for higher education is not adequate to keep up with the monthly nut. Louis has raised the issue if higher education is worth it. Bloomberg hammers this: For Q4 2018, student loan delinquencies totaled $166.4 billion.

2019 52

Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes

PowerPoint Tips

The topic was “Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes.&# If you’re an educator or trainer, you’ll find the information useful. Tags: Content education faculty PowerPoint training Last week, I spoke to a group of faculty during a Faculty Development program at Maharishi University of Management. It was well received and after posting a link on Twitter to the handout, it’s been downloaded over 800 times!

2009 100

Economic Downturn, COVID-19 Uncertainty Put Higher Education in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Chris Quintana, USA Today , April 14, 2020  Like giant corporations and small businesses, higher education in America is struggling financially. But the biggest threat to higher education is that the extreme confidence in matriculating for a college degree which dominated Americana since the GI Bill has been shaken. In the Ok, Boomer days higher education was positioned and packaged as downright sacred.

2020 43

Education, All Levels, In Play - Edelman, Finn, APCO, Lambert Tell Their Changing Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From pre-K to major universities, education is being disrupted. But way before that, there had been no shortage of critics attacking the education status quo. Law school education is big business. No one can anticipate what the questioning of education will generate.

2020 52

Higher Education Unravels - Can Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA Survive The Catastrophe?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Seton Hill University's overall average net price combined with a lower quality education, results in a poor value for the money …"  - CollegeFactual. If there is a bubble in higher education it seems to be bursting.

2020 56

What kind of education do freelance writers need?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What kind of education do freelance writers need? An aspiring freelance writer asked me that question recently… I had to pause for a moment to think about it. I’m an English major from York University, but you don’t have to … Continue reading →

2020 40

In Ivy League Education We Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blind faith in higher education continues and the more prestigious the college or university the more fervent the belief. Recently, ivy league academic institutions, such as Yale , have been sued by students, current and past, alleging sexual misconduct. 

2018 52

Higher Education - Return of Blind Faith

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We had blind faith in higher education. The heroes were those who took a look at higher education and smirked. An addition to that group of education skeptics were those who had bulked up on it, wound up in debt, and regretted the career path they had prepared for.

2017 52

The best speech about education -- ever.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   Today, Mike Johnston is a state senator from Colorado, but his passion is education, and it was ignited as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi delta in 1997.    Caveats aside, this speech will have you standing up and cheering for education by the end. 

2012 106

The Business of Higher Education, Including Harvard Law School, In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Longer term the confidence in higher education as a mobility tool could prove to be the bubble that bursts. Historically, during economic downturns youth flees to higher education. Darkness is falling on all higher education quickly.

2020 52

Higher Education, Lost Generations, and Death of Common Sense

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ugly underbelly of the discussion about making a good living is this: The hold higher education still has on career planning.   Some keep saying that higher education is a bubble and that bubble with burst.

2019 52

Is there a Higher Education Tuition and Construction Bubble?

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized bubble construction higher education student loans

2012 52

The need for connection & engagement in education

Presentation Zen

If you are interested in how people learn, you are obviously interested in education. And if you are interested in education, you surely have strong opinions about schools and other institutions of formal instruction and learning.

What’s next in online education?

More than PowerPoint...

My Lynda.com adventure this year got me thinking — what’s next with education? Where are we going with online education? Others view online education as new material that can help enhance the learning experience. Where are we going with online education?

Education, At All Levels - No One Knows What It Will Be Post-COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To use the cliché, it's a perfect storm for higher education. Online education has been conducted in a subpar manner. Meanwhile, there is a pile-on of both current financial woes for higher education and uncertainty about the 2020 -2021 academic year. Here The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at that.   Could be a shake-out in all of education, at all levels? The latest development is a class action lawsuit filed last Wednesday in U.S.

2020 40

Happy, Healthy, & Educated: A TEDx Talk on Hackschooling

Presentation Zen

13-year old Logan Laplante shares how hacking his education is helping him achieve his goals. Back in 2006, Sir Ken Robinson asked us to ponder a fundamental question in this TED Talk : "What''s education for?"

2014 107

More Shade Thrown on Higher Education - This Time, It's about Textbooks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many aspects of higher education in America have been labeled "broken."    If this legal issue catches fire in the media and among those questioning the status quo in higher education, the defendants could be cast as really bad guys.

2020 52

Rebranding Higher Education - This Is Getting Urgent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporations, once the deep pockets which funded their managers' executive education, are now developing their own programs. Clearly, higher education in America has to rebrand itself if it is to remain a force in thought leadership.

2015 65

Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin on Education & School

Presentation Zen

The older I get the more I take to heart the old Mark Twain chestnut: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” In March of this year I created a post entitled Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school.

2012 113

Bad News from the Guttmacher Institute for Industries Associated with Babies - Long-Term Implications for Systems, Ranging from Education to Social Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A nation with few babies, that is, human ones. According to the 2020 survey by the Guttmacher Institute , 45% of females 18 through 34 have concerns about conceiving during COVID-19. The angst includes both becoming infected with the virus when pregnant and the current financial uncertainty. 

2020 52

Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes

PowerPoint Tips

The topic was Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes. If you're an educator or trainer, you'll find the information useful Last week, I spoke to a group of faculty during a Faculty Development program at Maharishi University of Management. It was well received and after posting a link on Twitter to the handout, it's been downloaded over 800 times!

2009 107

Higher Education - Art Schools Thriving, Traditional Colleges/Universities Not So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Higher education in America has long been described as a "bubble." " Given the fierce competition among high schoolers to be admitted to the college or university of their choice, many blew off predictions that the higher education niche could implode.

2018 52

Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school

Presentation Zen

Having children causes one to (re)think seriously about education and the role of school. Education obviously is the most powerful thing in the world. Seth Godin on Education In this short interview, Seth Godin sums up the essence of the problem.

2012 114

Higher Education, Unmarketable Degrees, Student Loans, Lessons Not Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Youngstown Metro area, $212,576 would buy a nice three-bedroom house with a lot of land. Probably enough to keep horses. 

2019 52

Public speaking for EMS educators and students

Speak Schmeak

On Wednesday evening, I had a fun conversation with EMS educators Greg Friese and Rob Theriault about public speaking. We discussed a few issues that are relevant to EMS educators and students, but I think you'll find that these public speaking tips apply to anyone who speaks in front of audiences. Listen here! Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

2011 116

Higher Education - Will Be Forced From Positioning & Packaging Itself as Luxury Brand to Returning to Public Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, he's credible in his interview with BusinessInsider on higher education. Those brandname professors at an elite institution of higher education could be pulled into a Congressional session and grilled about what are they doing for the public good. But what did they do directly for the students' education? An issue Galloway doesn't hammer is ironically the top one in higher education: the return on investment (ROI).

2020 43

Presentation: The need for engagement in education (redux)

Presentation Zen

Below is a ustream version of a short talk I did in the spring at TEDxOsaka. This repeats a lot of the stuff I (and many others) am always hammering on regarding school and the lecture approach to teaching. What's the use of lectures?

Getting an Education Online - Why Isn't the Tech Preventing Cheating?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Online education can make quality education available anywhere, usually at an affordable fee. One negative is the same as exists in traditional delivery of education. Those who do are cheating themselves of an education.

2017 52