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. They focus on getting graduates from schools like Duke or Harvard and get graduates who usually would never think about going into education and sending them to impoverished schools or reservations and working with kids who are not exposed to highly intelligent successful kids to try and inspire them. Do educators need to have a more rigid educational background? Branding education

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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.” Ellen Finkelstein can train you or your team to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education. Teachers use PowerPoint a lot! But how many use it well?

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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 can take someone who comes from a disadvantaged background and it can propel them to greatness. However, being the realist that I am, I also see the problems with education. education

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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. Most of the time that I was studying I had no idea what good it would do me, and at times I had no idea what I would do with it. And those two [.].

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Relevant education

The Communication Blog

1.04.2010 Relevant education Heres an interesting article on making education relevant--especially interesting is the comment--last para on page 2--that 89 percent of employers surveyed wanted workers who had "the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing." Categories: Communication , importance of communication , relevant education , workplace communication 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

2010 100

Higher Education in Play - Should Seton Hill University Rebrand?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those are all familiar to the consumers of higher education. That Boston Magazine story, of course, had been published long before the more intense threat to the survival of private higher education and the financial security of even large public universities because of COVID-19.

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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. The shift from in-person classroom to remote learning can make it impossible for them to pay their bills. Those which were already experiencing iffy financials might have to close down. Two already have, reports USA Today. They are Holy Family College in Wisconsin and MacMurray College in Illinois. 

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[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.

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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

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

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." His energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to education is inspiring

2013 85

Higher Education: Folly of (heroically) Planning to "Bring Students Back to Campus"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And if there are discounts there could still be lawsuits which allege those aren't adequate, given the lack of the traditional education in-person experience.    Odd, that higher education could  be so out of touch with scientific realities.

2020 52

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." Those who believed there was a bubble pushed the debate about the return on investment from higher education. If there is higher education bubble, COVID-19 is bursting it.   Meanwhile, yes, the higher education bubble will burst.

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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.  No surprise, there is a questioning of the value of so much education. However, the excess must be wrung out of the belief system about what higher education can accomplish for individuals, companies, and the nation.

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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 →

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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.

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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. The action is in online education, including for commercial purposes. A sign of the times: Assignments creating content for the online education sector pay well.  The business of advanced professional degrees keeps changing.

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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 ? How does a giant cruise ship of a building provide educational value to a four year business student? Coaching Education

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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.  This is playing out even though many institutions of higher education such as Harvard are well-endowed. has received yet another blow.

2020 40

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. An account is classified as "delinquent" when it is 90 days overdue. The main reason is that what graduates earn is not enough to enable the payment of the student loan debt.

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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.    However, the $70 million lawsuit filed today against the trustees at Dartmouth College is, well, in a unique category.

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!

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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.    Johnston’s dedication to education and the real progress he has been able to make deserve to be celebrated.    Caveats aside, this speech will have you standing up and cheering for education by the end.    And thanks, Mike, for your service to education.     

2012 82

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. Currently, there seems to be signs of the return of that blind faith in education which had cast a spell on my generation. Higher education is a big business.

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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

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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.   Now, though, more and more often, powerful media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal are publishing major features on just-in-time developments in education. Law school education is big business. What had been, since the GI Bill, was almost a blind faith in education as a multi-dimensional tool.

2020 40

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. With higher education collapsing financially and in enrollments because of COVID-19, the question is: Does Seton Hill University have a shot at survival? If there is a bubble in higher education it seems to be bursting.

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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.

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Is there a Higher Education Tuition and Construction Bubble?

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized bubble construction higher education student loans

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Interview – Cynthia Klein: Speaker, Educator, Author

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her education background includes a B.A. Santa Cruz along with certificates from four parent education institutions. Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families. As a speaker to over three hundred groups, Cynthia has given parents the tools and confidence to improve their family dynamics. Her presentations are interactive, highly visual and easy for parents to apply to their own family situations. Parents leave encouraged [.]

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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. Employers outside academia stigmatized them for what was perceived as over-education. Eventually I did that by teaching myself  - no thank you, no formal education - how to create content for business. 

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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. As Sir Ken Robinson said in his first TED talk a few years ago, education is one of those things like religion and money that people have very strong opinions about. Few people think that the formal education systems around the world are perfect.

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? Some of my colleagues and students bristle at the idea of online education: they feel it cheapens the credential of obtaining a ‘real’ education in the ‘real’ world. Others view online education as new material that can help enhance the learning experience. Where are we going with online education?

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?" The implication being that surely one''s education is about much more than just preparing to compete for the "best job" possible several years in the future.

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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. Higher education in America should pool its resources and hire the best and most effective public relations and marketing experts available globally.

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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 100

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. Presentation Generation Presentations and digital storytelling play a key role in 21st-century education. That list of videos included a provocative interview with Seth Godin.

2012 87

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. Harvard Law School Dean John Manning announced he is taking a pay cut, reports Law.com. In addition, Harvard Law School is imposing a freeze on pay raises and hiring. 

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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. And yet the old Mark Twain chestnut — "I never let school get in the way of my education" — speaks to the core of my own thinking regarding education. I am not an expert in education by any means, but like almost everyone, I have strong ideas based on my personal experiences going through formal, mass schooling.

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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. In Fortune (article originally published in Bloomberg), we have documented that Moody's Investors Service has a negative outlook for higher education in general.

2018 40

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. "  Now, the matter of textbooks, specifically digital ones, has been included in that category.

2020 40

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).

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