Classroom Presentation Series
The Ultimate College “To-Do” List
High School juniors and seniors face one of life’s biggest decisions; where to go to
college? Every applicant is looking for the inside scoop on the college admissions
process. In this presentation, students will learn what to look for in a college, what
questions to ask, basic admissions requirements and key points about the Essay
and Letters of Recommendation. They will also learn the benefits of interviewing
and how to make a lasting impression! Students will leave with a “College Check
List” handout to help them get organized, reduce stress, and take ownership of the
Powerful Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
Public speaking is a daunting prospect for most of us. This workshop is designed
to help students overcome their fear of speaking in public and take them to the
next level of their presentation skills. Students will learn specific tools for improving
their public speaking and presentation skills through “stand and deliver” training.
The goal of this interactive program is to help each participant to become the most
engaging, captivating and confident speaker possible. In addition, we provide
students with techniques to create effective PowerPoint slides (the “less is more”
rule). Our program is specifically designed to help take the fear out of speaking in
a supportive, fun environment.
Some of the fastest growing occupations over the next fifteen years will be in the
medical field. This presentation uses a personality quiz to help students identify
the right track for them by exploring roles, responsibilities and aspects of Medical
Assisting, Medical Administration and Business. Next, this program introduces
pre-requisites, qualifications and time commitments in this field, and will identify
where they may find jobs in these in-demand careers. Students will gain a better
understanding of how they can achieve their dreams of helping people through
a rewarding medical career.
Today, everything is available at our fingertips on the internet. Opportunities for
business, education and building friendships have gone wireless. Yet, danger lurks
behind the worldwide web. This presentation introduces students to the realities
and possible repercussions of social networking. A segment on the ramifications of
“cyber-bullying” outlines steps students can take if they or someone they know is
affected by this difficult issue. As an additional benefit, students are encouraged
to build on, use and expand their technology skills to advance themselves in
The Wow Factor – Interviewing Communication Skills
First impressions make lasting impressions. This presentation explores the impact
of verbal and non-verbal communication on job and college interviews. Topics
covered include body language, eye contact, facial expressions and hand shake, as
well as punctuality, attitude and appropriate attire. We engage students with real
world stories and examples and students will leave knowing how to make a positive
first and lasting impression.
Finding Your Passion
What am I good at? What do I want to do? How can I get there? Where can students assess and enhance their interests and skills? Opportunities are everywhere. This stimulating presentation provides an overview of the hottest career opportunities over the next ten years, including facts, requirements and positions in the fields of accounting, technology, business management, entertainment, marketing and fashion. Students will leave with an eye-opening view of the possibilities ahead and a positive feeling about their future.
Smart Money Moves in College – Personal Finance & Credit
This is the presentation we wish we ALL heard in high school! Educators continue to request this popular presentation for college and work-bound students as they prepare to enter the world of financial decision making. This presentation covers the critical aspects of personal finance, including making an investment in themselves as they become college students, and the importance of handling credit/debit cards, understanding the components of their credit score, and the importance of saving and investing for their future.
High School vs. College: Preparing for 5 Major Changes Ahead!
The thought of heading off to college can be a mix of emotions for students, ranging from happy and excited to nervous and fearful. Much of those nerves come from the unknown and not knowing what to expect. This presentation explores the 5 biggest differences between high school and college, and how students can effectively prepare for these changes. Time management is critical when attempting to achieve educational, professional and personal goals and it is a skill that will be crucial to students’ success in college. Students will participate in a “time analysis” of a typical college students’ week to see how the use of their time will change. They will be given tips and tools to better prepare for these 5 major changes, to head off to college feeling confident and excited!
Getting the Interview – Building a Professional Resume
When applying for college and job opportunities, a clear, results-focused resume can increase students’ chances of success. This dynamic presentation provides basic, progressive and turnkey tips on creating a groundbreaking resume to build self-confidence and impress admissions counselors and job recruiters. Students will also leave with a take-home guidebook that includes Top 10 Dos and Don’ts, before/after resume samples, and text conversion guidelines for online searching.
Spring into Senior Year
Many high school students have the misconceived notion that senior year of high school is all fun and relaxation. In other words, they have the infamous “senioritis.” And those are the students that end up having to considerably adjust their courses because they failed to work hard enough to get admitted into their dream college or any college at the top of their list. Senior year involves a lot of hard work, from college applications to academics to extracurricular activities to future plans. This presentation will explain the importance of senior year and prepare students for a successful one.