Archive for September, 2008

A great networking tip on video

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Watch a one minute tip on networking that you can easily apply at the next convention or event you attend. I recorded this short video for a workshop that Speakers World will conduct at the NSHMBA conference in Atlanta, both on October 9th and 10th. The workshop is about developing a good presentation and it will be conducted by the great Brenda Besdansky. Don’t miss it if you’re around!

RMHC/HACER workshops start again

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I’m off to Los Angeles tomorrow morning to begin the second consecutive year of workshops for the RMHC/HACER scholarships. The first one is in Firebaugh High School in Lynwood, CA.

McDonald’s in cooperation with Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers five workshops called “Steps for Success” in five cities. They take place on a Saturday and they are open to middle school and high school students and their parents. The goal is to help everyone understand the college admissions process plus, how to apply for financial aid and scholarships. They are taught in Spanish and English and they are a great way for you to spend a Saturday with your children.

I present a workshop in Spanish and one in English for the parents focusing on what they can do while their kids are in high school to help them make it to college. At the end of the day, I sign copies of my book “Help your children succeed in high school and go to college” which we give away to participants.

The RMHC/HACER program now offers four national scholarships of $100,000 each. The application period starts in November and I will be sharing some secrets on how to increase your child’s chances to get one in future blogs.

For more information, visit and register for the workshop. On this website you will also find informational videos and a column that I write for students.