Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Tools for Totally Awesome School Counselor Presentations

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Tools for Totally Awesome School Counselor Presentations

Welcome to the second chapter of the Public Speaking for School Counselors series. If you missed Chapter 1 – just click here to check out the tips from the first installation of this series to frame the content of this post. 3 out of 4 Americans fear public speaking (some more than spiders, heights, and even fear of death) and I know many school counselors share that fear. School counselors at all levels will be required to prepare and…

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

Your palms sweat, lights glare, and the murmur dies to silence. As you walk to the podium – you feel your vascular system go into overdrive. Time for fight or flight to kick in. The sad truth is that for 75% of Americans – the flight reflex is what takes over. You, if you are statistically accurate, probably fall into that same 75%. The fear of public speaking, or Glossophobia, is a natural and normal reaction for most humans. Even…

Defining School Counseling: Don’t rely on Merriam-Webster — NMSCA Presentation

Defining School Counseling: Don’t rely on Merriam-Webster — NMSCA Presentation

Action and Advocacy In case you were not able to attend the NMSCA conference yesterday – here is an electronic version of the presentation and a link to the Communication and Marketing Plan Template. I really enjoyed visiting with the NM School Counselors and think Albuquerque was a very nice town. I hope to return someday. Thank you for having me down.       Download the Communication and Marketing Plan PDF File Download…

#ASCA14 Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program Slides and Links

#ASCA14 Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program Slides and Links

Thank you all for attending our presentation on Monday 6/30 at ASCA 2014 in Orlando! Jeremy and I had a whole lot of fun preparing and presenting while sharing in the learning with you. You can find the entire slide show embedded below (it also has been available on the ASCA conference app throughout the conference). I also just wanted to give you some of the links that we discussed in the presentation. We mentioned tools like:…

NVSCA 2015 – How to NOT be a leader & Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity Presentations

NVSCA 2015 – How to NOT be a leader & Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity Presentations

Thank you Nevada for having me at your excellent school counseling conference! On February 8th – I was honored to be able to speak to a room full of (fellow) Nevada school counselors. In the first presentation, a keynote address, we talked about key aspects of “followship”. In the breakout session focused on school counselor technology, we took a look at about 8 tech tools that help school counselors save time and be more…

School Counseling Technology Series – Google Docs Part 1 (Video Blog)

This week’s entry in the School Counseling Technology Series will cover part one of the Google Docs tutorial I have planned for you. This is a (most likely) two part video blog covering the different aspects of Google Docs, how we can use these powerful tools as educators, and a quick tutorial on how to use each program within Google Docs. Google recently changed their Google Docs to Google Drive, which has a…

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

You can succeed! The job hunting world can be cruel, frustrating and difficult to navigate. The ebb and flow of the economy, legislation, and focus on school counseling will create or decimate jobs. That is why the preparation, the paper screen, and presentation are so important in the process. I spoke in October 2017 at the California Association of School Counselors conference on key tips and tricks for the school counseling job hunter. I…

Home – The Counseling Geek

Welcome to The Counseling Geek Your place for all things school counseling, 21st Century tech and more! Donate to SC|CS 2019Shop at The School Counselor Shop ; Let's get shopping! Shared Resources: #ASCA18 Shared Session Notes Folder Jul 14, 2018 | 0...
Using Canva in your School Counseling Program

Using Canva in your School Counseling Program

Why do I need to worry about graphic design? School counselors have a lot to offer. Our core curriculum, sharing of data with stake holders, promoting opportunities to students and parents and so much more. We offer so much that it keeps is up to our necks in busy. It’s hard to justify spending time learning and creating interesting graphics to support our efforts and that is understandable. Stick with me today and I hope to show you that…

The Counseling Geek Speaks

Looking for a breakout or keynote speaker? I love to work with state school counselor associations, school districts, departments of education, and others to create engaging, knowledgeable, and relevant presentations to school counselors, counselor educators, district and state administrators, and other stakeholders. I enjoy public speaking and getting to meet a lot of new contacts through the experience, while sharing some of my knowledge. If…

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