Presentation Resources

Design Your Life Poster Examples

2016 On Course Conference

Kinesiology EdD Presentation

Reflection Activity: Kick-Ass Questions About Life

This exercise is a free-write activity.  Write whatever thoughts pop into your head.   If your answers are the same for several questions, that’s okay.  Why is it important to answer these questions?  My good friend and mentor, Skip Downing, came up with this phrase: “The quality of your questions determines the quality of your answers and the quality of your answers determines the quality of your life.”  Have fun!

  • What’s always on your mind?  What do you think about a lot?
  • What angers your most about the world today?  What issues really piss you off?
  • What positive things do people say about you? What do people thank you for most often?
  • Who inspires you?  Who would you most like to be like?  Who are your heroes, your role models?
  • What do you help with that seems natural or easy for you?  What do people come to you for?  When you’re at your best, what does it look like?
  • What are you amazing at doing (can be work- or life-related)?  What are you great at?
  • When do you feel powerful, passionate, free, incredibly useful, excited, and/or inspired?
  • Who do you want to help?  Who would you like to inspire?
  • If you had a chance to be known for something special or unique, what would it be?
  • How would you like to be seen, recognized, acknowledged, awarded, praised – now and/or in the future?

Use your answers to “find your why” and get a better sense of where you want to go with your life.

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5 thoughts on “Presentation Resources

  1. Dear Bill,

    I was reading today the NPR segment on “How to Get a Job After College”. One of the tools that Dave Evans, from Stanford U, has his students do is a “good-time journal”, where students observe the activities that they do daily and/or weekly and indicate whether they are engaged in the activity or the activity drains the student’s energy. I thought this a great way to help students see in themselves what others may see.

    • Hi Harriet! Thanks for sharing. I actually had a chance to meet Dave at a conference a few years ago! Good Time Journal sounds like an interesting idea! In the Spring Semester, we’re planning to have students keep a “bullet” journal to document their college experience through at least one of our courses in the Spring – if not all four. in addition, I’m in the process of creating a new tool/activity where students (and others) can create their own opportunity – from idea to reward – within 7 DAYS! How about that for ambitious! Will post soon…

  2. Hi Bill, I saw you at the First Year Experience conference in 2019 and was blown away! You mentioned that you have folks come down and actually learn from you, do you have information on that program/opportunity if I wanted to put forward a conference request to my supervisor?

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