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3 Ways to Get More ROI on Your Presentations

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Tell a Story Words, figures, and charts might educate people, but stories make people feel something. Stories inspire, motivate. They drive people to tears and make people laugh. … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get More ROI on Your Presentations

Review of Cultural Competency Plan

MEMORANDUM To: Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek From: Michael Porter Date: September 14, 2016 Subject: Review of the 2006-2007 Cultural Competency Plan by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Division of Student Life In 2005, the University created a working group to research and come up with specific cultural competencies that all campus departments of the University should … Continue reading Review of Cultural Competency Plan

Grant Application Proposal: Hike the Hill in Heels

The following post is a sample grant proposal originally created for a graduate-level Non-Profit Management Class. This proposal was in response to a call for proposal from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). It was submitted on August 5, 2016, and authored by the following people: Olivia Crowe, Doree Hicks, Michael Porter, and Bethany … Continue reading Grant Application Proposal: Hike the Hill in Heels

What To Do During a Campus Visit

Visiting campuses requires time, energy, and money. It's an investment! Here are my four tips to make the most of your campus visit! Tip #1: Research the School Before Research the school beforehand on the school's admissions and financial aid website, as well as third party sites like College Navigator and College Scorecard to gather … Continue reading What To Do During a Campus Visit