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Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life?

We all have dreams and ambitions; however, at times it is easy to become baffled and challenged by the jigsaw puzzle of life. Paul takes the precepts outlined in his national bestselling book, Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life? and gives participants a user friendly roadmap for making sense of their life puzzles. He illustrates five basic concepts that enable us to make the best out of each opportunity while navigating through the ever-changing puzzle of life: (1) the power of choice; (2) all you have is your name; (3) perception is reality; (4) live your life as an underdog; and (5) you only live once. Each day we are given the chance to encourage people through positive actions and reactions. Paul will remind the attendees that we will all leave some type of mark on the world around us.

Unleash the Power of YOU!

With increasing competition in the workforce today, there is no better time than now to challenge young people to take ownership in their career planning. Regardless of whether an individual chooses to attend college or enter the workforce directly after high school, our future will be molded by these youthful minds. In the dynamic presentation Unleash the Power of YOU! Paul encourages students to develop realistic and obtainable goals while achieving their maximum potential. Students can expect to hear in-depth remarks and observations on points such as: (1) set free your imagination; (2) discover your genuine worth; (3) examine your endless opportunities; (4) map your unique course; and (5) deliver your mark on history. The time is now to continue challenging students to raise their expectations, not only about themselves, but also about the nation that we call home. The better prepared our future workforce is today, the greater success we will share tomorrow.

The Ultimate College Experience

Many have the opportunity to attend college, but not everyone has a favorable experience. During this presentation, Paul shows current as well as college-bound students how to make this period a defining chapter of life. Paul speaks from his experiences of being the president of his college fraternity, vice president of the student body, a baseball letterman, and a student orientation director. He demonstrates effective ways of: (1) communicating successfully with roommates; (2) developing a true balance between social activities and academics; (3) establishing effective study habits; (4) becoming involved in campus organizations and activities; (5) managing finances; (6) having the best time of your life; and (7) surviving different types of relationships. Having the privilege of attending college is an everlasting experience. Students will be encouraged to make the best of each situation that is presented and to remember that a good education is extremely valuable.

The Greek Influence

Making the decision to become involved in the Greek community is a major step. Opportunities to learn and exercise a variety of skill sets while developing and maintaining healthy relationships are just a few benefits of the entire process. To make your campus chapter more relevant and successful, Paul shares a number of his personal successes and failures as the president of his fraternity while intertwining the following positive ideals and practices: (1) the power of influence; (2) the perception of your chapter; (3) becoming actively involved in campus activities; and (4) developing strong leadership skills. The significance of the Greek experience has powerful implications for success far beyond the campus. Each individual who wears the letters of a Greek organization must always remember the great responsibility for the generations he or she represents.

Family Engagement – What a Difference It Makes

According to the National Education Association, when families choose to be involved in their children’s education positive results occur. From improved student achievement to reduced absenteeism, family engagement is critical for the longevity of educational success. During this interactive presentation, Paul encourages open discussion and shares a number of pertinent ideas and concepts with school personnel such as: (1) defining true family engagement; (2) family engagement is imperative; (3) sustaining and encouraging family engagement; and (4) communities, families, and teachers as allies. Enlisting the aid and support of families provides a better chance to develop the social, emotional, and academic growth of children. Paul reinforces these and other ideas related to the importance between what takes place in the classroom and what takes place at home, while assisting the goal of fully preparing all students for success in college and careers.

Partners in Achievement – Strengthening the Future

Countless studies indicate that to help children reach their full potential family engagement is a must. Improved academic achievement, a greater respect for the overall importance of education, and an eagerness to maximize post-graduation opportunities are only a few of the benefits realized when active families model the way. During the presentation for families Partners in Achievement – Strengthening the Future, Paul not only shares a number of thoughts and concepts related to families’ roles in academic growth and success, he also reinforces ideas related to the importance between what takes place in the classroom and what takes place at home such as: (1) the impact of family engagement; (2) families as advocates for children; and (3) families, school personnel, and communities as partners. Participants will also share ideas and challenges during an open discussion period facilitated by Paul. When motivated families are encouraged to work in conjunction with school personnel, students are inclined to succeed not only in the classroom, but throughout their entire lives. Promoting the cooperation and support of families and communities provides a better opportunity for strengthening our children’s future.

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