It's Not the 13th Grade

Being a Star Student in Community College

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a first generation college student, or a non-traditional student returning back to school, knowing how to successfully navigate your college environment is a must. Balancing the demands of an academic workload, a job, and other off campus commitments is critical to your college success.

During this fun and interactive keynote, you will learn:

  • How to utilize and maximize your campus resources
  • The 3 highly effective habits of successful community college students
  • How to excel academically while balancing your off campus life
  • How to properly prepare for your next step
  • Why developmental classes are not a setback but a set up for a comeback.

Perfect for>> Community College Orientations, Leadership Conferences, Early College Programs, First Year Experience Programs, and Lyceum Speaker Series

Just a note to inform you that your presentation was outstanding!  Our students and staff deeply appreciate the time you spent as our keynote speaker. Everyone is still talking about how inspired they were by the presentation."

- Monica Y. Adkins, Ed.D, Vice President, College Access Programs Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Madea Goes to College:

Life Lessons Applied to College

Tyler Perry’s anything-but-feminine alter ego Madea is both funny and wise. Madea is direct enough to tell you how it is, but it is her way of expressing the truth that makes Madea a wonderful teacher. Often times, it’s not the academics that prevent students from excelling in college, it’s the drama and life challenges outside the classroom. ​

In this program, Tawan shares scenes featured in Tyler Perry’s films starring Madea to illustrate life lessons that can be applied to college students. Students will have fun but most importantly they will learn how to excel in college and life. This interactive and unique program is sure to pack the house!

Some of the topics discussed in this interactive program include: the importance of the right relationships, making good choices, self-worth, civility, life balance, and achieving goals.

Perfect for>> Any Audience Keynote or Workshop

The students absolutely loved Tawan's speech. Judging by the number of students who came up to him afterwards, I know that Tawan connected with our students.

- Kaci Wilhite Jones, Director of Student Life Georgia Perimeter College

Leading Students Don’t Require Titles

Title holders have positions, but leaders often don’t. This leadership keynote presentation shows you how to develop authentic leadership while helping you understand that true leadership isn’t title based. If you want to be inspired to lead others, then this presentation is for you!

  • Learn how to be a positive leader without a formal title
  • Learn some of the biggest mistakes that student leaders make and how to avoid them
  • Discover how to get the most out of your peers without compromising your leadership standards

Perfect for>> Student Leadership Conferences, Welcome Week, Break Out Sessions, and Residence Life Training

Beyond Bullet Points: Selling Your Leadership and Extracurricular Experience In a Job Interview

A recent study indicated that despite recent college graduates possessing extensive extracurricular activities, they still have difficulty in articulating their college experience to potential employers in job interviews.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a narrative regarding their student leadership experiences during a job interview to demonstrate real world skills and experience that will make them IRRESISTIBLE to future employers.

Perfect for>> Student Orientation

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