College Students: Stay Organized for Maximum Success

In school, information comes at you at increasingly faster speeds. With the explosion of social media, 24-hour news cycles with seemingly relentless scientific and technological breakthroughs, entire new fields of study for you and access to more information than ever, you’ve got to be able to organize the content to filter out what you need to retain and what you can discard. To keep up with the flow of information you receive in college, you must stay organized.

staying organized in collegeOrganization is the glue that keeps our lives together. Even without realizing it, you are practicing it in a daily basis. Just think about it. As a young child you had to learn to organize the basics such as reserving your bodily functions for the washroom or putting your toys away neatly. Overtime we all had to allow our lives to be segmented into schedules. Waking up on time to go to school, doing your home work or simply setting time aside for leisure; it’s all a part of living within a society. Yes, whether you’re spontaneous and laid back or a minute miser of OCD proportions, you gotta admit, organization is vital.

One of the single largest steps towards great organization is being willing to prioritize what is important and what is not important. Tackle this step first, and getting organized will become a great deal easier.

Many people rely on their computers or mobile devices to keep track of appointments and other to-do items, and that’s great. But there is something about posting some reminders right on the wall, where you can’t miss it that works well for a lot of folks.

A dry-erase board is also a great way to write something for someone else. If you rarely see your roommate because of different schedules, a note on the wall works great!

Whiteboard-in-a-box is perfect for students, especially living in a dorm. You can stick it up on a wall and it won’t do any damage. When it’s time to move on, down it comes.

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Most people buy their dry erase markers at the big office supply store and never really give a thought to how long they last or how they perform. The ink runs out and they grab another marker from the supply closet. This seems to happen fairly often, but it’s not as high a priority as coffee.

7-markersAfter a few months they notice their dry erase board is looking a little dingy and streaked. Why? They shrug and keep cleaning it with their expensive dry-erase board cleaner, but it’s not long before it just doesn’t work. It’s embarrassing, what will the CEO say when he visits?

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Using a Whiteboard to Enhance Your Presentations

whiteboard44Preparing for a big presentation is one of the most difficult work-related tasks some people will ever undertake. But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Know your subject. Whatever you are focusing on for your presentation, read as much as you can about it, and watch videos. You want to thoroughly understand the subject.
  2. Use a visual aid, like a whiteboard. A visual presentation helps put things into perspective for people who have poor listening or retention skills. Many people just need that visual outline in order to understand the subject matter.
  3. Rehearse. About 3 days before the presentation, do several practice performances. If you have a couple friends with spare time, do it in front of them. Then ask them if they understood it. If it’s a sales presentation, ask them if they were sold. Don’t be afraid of negative feedback, it’s better to get it during rehearsal than after the real presentation.

Now, you should be confident going into the real show.

Regarding using a whiteboard, they are great for developing an explanation, diagrams and simple headings, and for recording interaction with, and comments from, the audience during brainstorming sessions.

Remember that writing on a whiteboard takes time and that you will have to turn your back to the audience to do so. If using a whiteboard, you should ensure that your handwriting is legible, aligned horizontally, and is sufficiently large to be seen by all the audience.

Bear in mind that white background of a whiteboard can cause contrast problems for people with vision impairment.

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To be Human is to be Creative

Whether you are a professional dog-walker, accountant, teacher, or nurse, the benefits of exploring and expanding ones creative energies is a worthy pursuit. Creativity is often a term associated with lofty and unreachable aspirations. This idea that it takes a special side of the brain and a natural-born talent to be creative garners fear. While there may be people who are naturally creative, the trait itself is innately human. People may scoff at this notion because as a society we have created a mythical ideal of creativity around chosen ones who get to have it and be praised for it. The truth is, being creative is hard. People dont like things that are hard, they tend to do things that are easy and comfortable. The idea of being creative is intimidating when the range of what this skill can bring is called to mind. The images of great masterpieces of all types of mediums flash through the minds eye, which have enriched the eyes of humanity. But, the small wonders such as, a post-it note or paperclip are just as monumental and full of beauty in their own way. Creativity demands problem-solving at a higher, more open field where ideas are allowed to be bad or nonsensical. The question is, how does one get to that open field?

How To Develop Your Innate Creativity

1.    Play Around

            To sharpen the creative sense one must choose something of interest to have fun with. There are endless options, some traditionally creativepursuits such as painting, writing, or photography are called to mind. But there are also options such as cooking, journaling, scrapbooking, playing an instrument or wood-working. The idea is to do something you always wanted to do but never felt adequate enough or had enough time to consider. It only takes a small committed increment of time everyday to dedicate.  If it feels strained to begin or the thought of the activity is draining, choose something else. Keep trying until there is an action that allows the logical side to take a back seat. Creativity wants an open mind, the activity is beside the point. As long as it is not an obligation. In Big Magic, her book about creative living, Elizabeth Gilbert says, Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.

2. Keep a Notebook

Get a small, portable notebook and start making lists. Instead of pulling out the phone while you are standing in line waiting or during any interlude when the phone comes out, take out a pen instead. The lists can be about anything; books to read, movies to see, songs you like. Or people from 5th grade, words that begin with G, favorite cars or favorite paintings. Overthinking is not useful, just list. Austin Kleon, writer of Steal Like an Artist, recommends a swipe file. This can mean taking almost anything, from images torn from magazines to quotes, and stashing them in a file. Doodle in your notebook, scribble and let the pen on paper slow down your busy phone fingers.

3. Develop and Keep a Routine (be boring)

All creatives who have reached some amount of success will give testament to some kind of routine. Back to common misconceptions that creative prowess must be struck down from some muse; all artists will speak to a daily practice. Gretchen Rubin author of the best-selling, The Happiness Project, says, Progress is reassuring and inspiriting, panic and anxiety set in when you find yourself doing nothing day after day.  Small increments build up over time into something substantial  Keeping a daily habit of your artistic pursuit will have its dividends, in more ways than one. It becomes less daunting to take the pressure off of you set a timer for 30 minutes and write, paint, journal, or make mind maps of ideas. At the end of the week, or month the collective work can be the start of something great or lead to an idea that didnt exist before.

            Being creative may not be a part of your job description but creative pursuits sharpen all of the senses that contribute to a richer life. An open mind that explores ideas, questions the world and is curious about things is a mind that will create. Playing around and giving the mind a a break from expectations usually reaps huge benefits for the imagination.