"You can't talk your way out of what you behaved your way into."-
Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
We all know of bad behaviors that were intended... where consequences reflected the bad behavior.
But not all behaviors are intended, such as coming on a Zoom call ill-prepared and looking like a rookie. That's an unintended behavior that compromises your intended message...there's a consequence to that. It lessens your brilliant intentions.
The same applies to recording videos, presenting to live audiences, or online interviews. If you want to come across as a pro, then you have to get it right. If it's not worth your time or effort to get it right, then you're a faker.
You see, you can fake out yourself, but you can't fake out others...not when it comes to this.
Success in the 2020's will largely depend on how we adapt to the changing times. If we don't adapt, then we fade away and become irrelevant.
I plan to be relevant for a long time. I teach, coach, and mentor young people, teenagers and college students, to be relevant. We work hard together for each to standout in a world in which most people settle for just being in the crowd.
NYU Professor Scott Galloway refers to that as being "unremarkable".
If you or your child wants to stand out, then here's where you begin. Meet the fabulous Kerry Barrett, long-time NYC News Anchor
Kerry will be my guest on Oct. 22nd, 7:00 pm EDT, on Zoom where she will share with you her great insight for shining in front of a camera and audience, that includes Zoom!
Remarkable? Standout? Look like a Pro?
To be selected for anything important, like college acceptances or jobs, will always be decided upon the factors differentiating one from the others.
One of my fabulous students, Alice, met this week with her Admission Counselor from her top choice college—Dartmouth. Yes, Dartmouth College with their 8% acceptance rate...that's 1 in 12 applicants.
Their Admission Office told me long ago-
"80% of applicants meet the academic requirements. Our challenge is to find the one standout in a situation where everyone thinks they standout...when really they are just like everyone else."
Alice set forth a plan to standout. First, she had to present herself well on Zoom. A lot goes into that, but she's well-trained and ready. Then, when everyone else just sits back and answers the same questions, not Alice. Rather, Alice had her list of questions, not just the typical ones either, but the right ones.
To standout, she had to take a different approach... ask the questions that others don't ask.
- How has Covid 19 effected you and your family?
- How have you met enrollment goals for this year?
- What's your biggest challenge right now?
- What was your major, would you do it again?
- How do you see college looking in 5 years?
This style of questioning allows the other person to speak about themselves, making them feel important. It extends the call. It builds upon the relationship. It greatly improves her odds of acceptance.
Three things go into this outcome.
Do you want your child to be the 1 to standout? Or, is being like everyone else okay with you?
If you want your child to standout, meet the fabulous Kerry Barrett, long-time NYC News Anchor and my guest on Oct. 22nd, 7:00 pm EDT. Kerry will share with you her secrets for shining in front of a camera and audience, that includes Zoom!
Register here, Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 7:00 EDT.
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Effective personal management deals with things that are important, not leaving them to become urgent. - Stephen Covey
Our student's first acceptance came in earlier this week. While most other students do not have a finished essay yet, CollegeLogic students have been busy submitting their applications complete with great essays.
Their applications are well-done and are being submitted early. Our students have begun the follow-up process for getting the outcomes they desire.
For an application to be considered "well-done" by me, it must score 9.0 or higher out of 10 using the following rating criteria.
To score your applications, rate each item from 1-10, then average your own responses.
Here at CollegeLogic, we work on things that are important before they become urgent. In doing so, our students win the game for preferred acceptances and higher scholarship.
If raising the score on your application is important, then let's talk.
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"All great performances are done in the unconscious mind."- Dave Jones, Sports Performance Extraordinaire
Dave Jones is a great sports performance coach. In fact, he is so good, that I've used Dave to help me improve my Bass Guitar show performances.
He told me early on to practice in the conscious mind to become better able to perform in the unconscious mind, the place where all great performances are done.
It came to make sense when I realized, after hundreds of hours of practice, that my fingers worked naturally well and without thought during my live shows. It's an amazing thing.
I think back to the first time I spoke in front of a live audience...many years ago, and how nervous I was until after I had done it many times. It soon became natural.
The same held true to my early days being a radio show guest. I was scared to death in the beginning, now it's easy.
Over the last 6 months, I've watched people- top executives and small business owners, students and parents, fumbling around on Zoom lacking in the ability to act like they've done it before...and it hurts!!!
Everyone is up against it. It's not going away.
You can be ill-prepared and run scared, or, you can learn and practice it until you do it naturally in your unconscious mind. It doesn't happen well unless you get trained on it properly.
We recently began hosting educational events on Zoom with two great guests joining me on my first two shows. Now I have a third event scheduled with another fabulous guest lined up- Kerry Barrett, Professional News Anchor and owner of Kerry Barrett Consulting.
It's for everyone, from teenagers to adults, from aspiring students to working professionals, all families alike, Kerry will share her expertise with you for improving your personal skills on Zoom, stage, or camera.
Set aside an hour with the family on Oct 19th, 7:00pm EDT, and be ready to learn from a great professional.
Be Prepared, Not Scared!
Register here to secure your early-bird seat and bonus!