How To Create A Powerful Vision & Brand Using A Message Map In 5 Steps

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The “message map” gave me a simple way to communicate that pitch to those collaborating with me. Humans are visual creatures, and being able to see something mapped out will speak to someone better than a long-winded explanation or page full of words. The key point of a message map is that it can visually or verbally get your point across within 15-30 seconds.

4 Questions For The North American Inter-Fraternity Conference (NIC)

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The NIC is our compass and our captain (their words). Unfortunately, the crew (the students) may never come to learn how to operate the ship, let alone where it is going until it has already gotten there. It is impossible to speak on behalf of people to which you refuse to listen.

Exercise: Reforming A Typical Fraternity/Sorority “Standards of Excellence” Checklist

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In all honesty, I’d rather they scrap all of this (and any “Fraternity/Sorority of the Year” award), require that a chapter abide by all university policies for all student organizations, and then advise each chapter in submitting whatever packet they need to submit to their national/international organization. 

Completing 2 packets in a year is silly, and one of the BEST FRATERNITY/SORORITY ADVISERS I KNOW uses/used the above method. Have a great weekend!

How You Can Help End Deaths Due To Hazing

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The scariest element of dangerous hazing activities is that many accelerate from innocuous to dangerous over a period of a few years.

Here are some thoughts for chapter officers, chapter advisers, and general members to nudge their chapters away from dangerous hazing trends.

3 Ways The NIC & Piazza Family Can Improve Their Coalition To Prevent Dangerous Hazing

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The coalition is great in its concept, but it relies too heavily on others to act for anything to change. We can change how we are insured, we can change how we report statistics, and we can influence what qualifies for “standards” and why generic, catch-all checklists impede the progress of the fraternity experience.

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