Is Your Team a Bunch of Dumb Rats?

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While preparing for an upcoming program with a group of campus leaders, I asked the Director of Orientation if anything in particular stood out about her group of students. She replied, “I don’t know what it is about this year, or this group, but they just aren’t into it. They seem low energy, low passion, […]

Identifying Trending Leaders and Laying Tracks for Motivated Trains

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While walking around Central Park in NYC, I watched a little league softball game on the field next to me. Surrounding the field was a collection of parents multitasking between the game, their phones, and watching their younger kids. One parent in particular was having a hard time keeping her little one under control. Her […]

How to Reclaim the 15% of Energy You Lose on Camera as a Moderator

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You know how they say people look 15 lbs (7 kg) heavier on camera? Well the same is true for your energy on camera, but in the opposite way. You will be perceived as having 15% less energy when on camera than when in person. This is due to the physical distance and the two […]

4 Unique Virtual Events Hosted by Colleges

Believe it or not, I was really looking forward to wedding season this year. We had four weddings to go to and I was so excited to have a chance to wear four different pretty dresses and force my husband to dance with me. So I can only imagine how it feels for all the […]

Don’t Break the #1 Rule of Icebreakers

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Audible groans rolled across the audience as we begrudgingly stood up from our seats. In a room of 200 people, the speaker had managed to universally turn everyone’s attitude negative by uttering one phrase. This phrase is commonly used, but also commonly despised. What’s the phrase?  “Ok, now we are going to do an icebreaker […]

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You may have noticed that life as we know it has changed entirely for the time being. Most of us are working from home, balancing hour-long grocery store lines, watching and teaching our children, all on top of a full time job, if we are that lucky to still have our job. All colleges are […]

Creating an Engagement Dashboard for Your Organization

For two years, I sat on the board of the NY Entrepreneurs’ Organization as the Head of Member Engagement. At my first board meeting, I asked the group for some prior data on member engagement. My aim was to find a baseline level of engagement which I could use to build goals for the future. […]

What’s Going On? -The Question Every “Neutral” Asks

In the previous blog post, I talked about a game my friend Kevin made up called “Scream and Run.” In case you need a recap: “Your challenge is to run as fast as you can towards the rest of the group while screaming. Then run back doing the same.” The group laughed again. “Oh, but […]

The Four Big Myths of Dance Floor Theory

Dance Floor Theory is an engagement system that can be used by any team or organization to better engage their employees or members. We use dance floors as a visual representation of engagement within an organization. In the middle of the dance are the most engaged dancers. We call them 5s. The least engaged dancers […]

3 Every-Day Ways to Build the Bonds Made on a Service Trip

3 EVERY-DAY WAYS TO BUILD THE BONDS MADE ON A SERVICE TRIP

Every break from school, there is always one question that wraps around my head. This question eats at my soul until the answer is said out loud. Even after I get the answer, I second guess myself, I doubt my ability to follow through, or I might just change my mind halfway through. That question […]