Posts Tagged ‘Parent Group’

School is Starting, Time to launch S.A.F.E. TEAM Programs!

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I invite you to checkout Schools and Families Engaged (the S.A.F.E. Team on Campus).  Tell someone you know about this program that supports family engagement and a safe-learning environment in every school so all students can achieve academic success.

Don’t worry, I don’t have to be the presenter at your school to launch the program.  If I do show up, I am sure camo will be my choice of color.

Are you scared to ask for Feedback from your audience?

Feedback is very important for each of us to receive to make sure we are fulfilling the goals we set out to accomplish or to confirm we are meeting the needs of our customers. We need to make sure we are receiving both the constructive and positive comments to consistently improve the message we are delivering.

My son, Hunter, and I spoke for our local NWA Autism Support group to share on the challenges/successes of Hunter’s life:  “From Diagnosis to Graduation”.  Since this was our first time to give this presentation, immediate feedback is good.  1. We have to get our tech running smoothly.  I hate when that happens!  2.  Dad, that’s me, needs to make sure his son has more time to share. (Translated: Dad stop talking.)  3.  The content was on the mark.

Here are a couple of specific emails we received from attendees.

“Awesome, inspirational and convicting!  I need to be tougher and do MUCH less for our son.  I left with hope and motivation to make some changes.   Most importantly, Hunter is an amazing testimony on overcoming challenges of autism and rising to show his gift of speaking and sharing.  He is just a sweet kid.  Plus, wow, amazing eye contact as he talked to our son.   He put a huge smile on his face.     Just a great example of awesome loving parents and their commitment to not settle.   Love it!  Off my soap box now.   Thank you for offering this. “ – Melanie

“I THOUGHT IT WAS FANTASTIC..ESPECIALLY FOR PARENTS THAT ARE JUST BEGINNING THEIR JOURNEY WITH A CHILD WITH AUTISM…THEY HAVE PLOWED A LOT OF GROUND THAT WILL HELP ANYBODY GOING FORWARD… I THOUGHT IT WAS BOTH INFORMATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL!!!” -Pat

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Convention in Tulsa

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I had a great opportunity to keynote for the Oklahoma PTA Convention over the weekend. The challenge for any presenter is to see if you can connect with the audience.  During my talk, “It’s About the Story”, many of the attendees were able to visualize the teams they work with and the relationships they currently hold so closely.  Along the way, they did a little discovery about themselves to allow them to communicate more effectively.   The pictures above are from the keynote and one of my breakout sessions where we presented the S.A.F.E. TEAM program.

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