Response: Student’s are not customers; Are they?

A LinkedIn post by , Dean of IE Business School in Spain,  asked the question, Student’s are not customers; Are they? You can view the post here.
Here is my response:
Absolutely. Teachers / Trainers are Salespeople selling the ideas and concepts that they want their Students to buy into and learn. The primary role of the teacher / trainer is to convey the information to their student’s in an easy-to-digest manner (aka Don’t be boring). Even though students are interested in the topic (because they invest their time and money to attend the class), they will not effectively grasp the information taught if they can’t understand it, or can’t stay awake in class.
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I know that my favorite (and most effective) teachers / trainers have sold me on their ideas and concepts. So, I believe that Students are definitely Customers.

Motivational Quote: Connecting with others

Connecting with other peopleThere’s an order and a process to connecting with others: First you establish trust with the basic instincts, then you establish rapport with the personality. What results is a relationship, and with every relationship holds almost infinite possibilities.”

Nicholas Boothman, Author of How to Connect in Business in 90 seconds or Less and several other books.

Inspirational Poem: The Reward is Within

This poem was written by the Memory Man, Bill Clennan who many also called the Dean of Canadian Professional Speakers. He would have turned 72 years old today (Jan. 16th, 2016), but unfortunately passed away over 5 years ago. This was the way he closed many of his speeches. Whether you are an athlete or not, this is a very powerful and inspirational message. Please enjoy and remember The Memory Man.

THE REWARD IS WITHIN -Bill Clennan

Hockey PracticeThe contest lasts for moments
Though the training’s taken years,
It wasn’t the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill

You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You’ve just begun
Put forth your best
And you’ve already won.

Bill Clennan, Canadian Motivational Speaker

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How to Magically Connect with Anyone

Magician Brian Miller fantastically how to Connect with Anyone

“Life is about connecting. Connecting is about taking on other points of view. You see our world is a shared experience, fractured by individual perspectives. Imagine if we could all feel understood.” – Brian Miller, Magician

 

Motivational Quote: Actions speak

Actions speak louder than words

“Actions speak louder than words” – Greek Proverb

Money well spent

Black and Orange Sports Car

I was driving with my teenage son the other day, in very well used old car, and we saw this car parked in a neighbour’s driveway and he said, “Wow that guy must be doing well to have a cool car like that.”

I responded, “Yaa….. I could have had a car like that…. but then I wouldn’t be able to afford you. And I like my investment better.”

“In our quest for more, remember the best investments you can make is in the ones you love.” – Richard Elmes

#kidsareexpensive, #kidsareworthit, #moneywellspent #investinrelationships