Best Lecturer of the Year APCA
Dr. Joe Martin is a nationally known, award-winning speaker, respected university professor, author, and educational consultant. At the age of 24, Joe became the youngest faculty member ever hired to teach at a state university in the state of Florida. He also has the distinct honor of being the youngest professor at his institution to…
Dr. Joe Martin is a nationally known, award-winning speaker, respected university professor, author, and educational consultant.
At the age of 24, Joe became the youngest faculty member ever hired to teach at a state university in the state of Florida.
He also has the distinct honor of being the youngest professor at his institution to ever be nominated twice for the “Distinguished Teacher’s Award.”
Joe has addressed more than 750 organizations, associations, businesses, colleges and universities, helping over half a million students and staff members across the country achieve more, live and serve more passionately, and maximize their leadership potential.
The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities selected Joe as its national “College Speaker of the Year” and, Campus Activities Magazine also nominated him as “Speaker of the Year.”
Professionally, Joe has worked as a top sales trainer for a Fortune 500 company and as a public relations professional for both the state and federal government, including a position as Communications Director with the Florida Governor’s Office.
Joe is also the founder and president of “RealWorld University”, an award-winning college success web site designed to help students meet the personal and professional challenges of college and life. And he is also the creator of a web site designed to motivate, inform, and retain new and beginning teachers.
Joe has successfully hosted a regional TV talk show, called “Student Reality,” and he’s the former host of the “Good Teachers Never Quit” radio talk show on WTAL 1450-AM in Tallahassee, Florida.
He has made several guest appearances on both television and radio, and he’s been featured in several newspapers and organizational newsletters across the country. Joe is also the author of nine books, including: “Tricks of the Grade,” “Gifts and Handkerchiefs,” “Stop Parenting & Start Coaching,” “Let Your Leadership Speak,” and several audio programs. He also serves as a guest columnist for three national publications: Student Leader Magazine, Education World, and The Teachers Gazette.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Give & Grow Rich: Success Strategies for Superior Student Service
Is your work a job or a joy? If you ask the “average” employee or staff person how he or she feels about their job, adjectives like frustrated, stressed, underpaid, overworked, understaffed and unmotivated would all be common responses. For these staff members, work feels more like a burden than a blessing. Most of these employees find themselves just “going through the motions.”
Staff (and student leaders) will learn how to:
Challenge themselves to serve their members/co-workers better.
Unlock the secret of staying self-motivated even during the rough times.
Lead others by example, not excuses.
Accept responsibility for their personal and professional development.
Overcome obstacles by identifying their professional “blind spots.”
Get a Grip: Taking Control of Your Emotional and Mental Attitude
Are you out of control? Many students and staff are looking to blame anything or anyone for “their” failure. True leaders realize that nothing is ever going to change unless they accept responsibility for changing them. Our attitude is either an incentive or deterrent to others. It starts with taking control.
Staff (and students) will learn how to:
Accept responsibility for their results as well as their actions.
Effectively deal with difficult co-workers and students.
Control the two greatest motivating forces in our lives.
Lead with integrity by continually examining their own attitudes.
Get off the emotional roller coaster of anger, hopelessness, and frustration.
Tricks of the Grade: Street-smart Strategies for Acing College
Is all this really worth it? If you ask the “average” student how he or she feels about school, adjectives like frustrated, stressed, bored, confused, disorganized, unmotivated, and unfocused would all be popular responses. For these students, college is more like a nightmare than a dream come true. Students find themselves just going through the motions-treating college like a speed bump to a degree.
Students will learn how to:
Earn at least a “B” in every course. GUARANTEED!
Get inside information from every professor (ethically).
Stay motivated in spite of “boring” professors.
Position themselves for higher grades on the first day of class.
Master the best kept secret to academic success.
Ace “boring” courses and tame tough professors.
Waking the Dead: Living with Purpose, Passion, & Power!
Why am I here? As alcohol abuse, drop-out, and burn-out rates of students continue to increase, students are losing sight of the value of their lives. As a result, they are confused and unfocused because they lack a clear and definite purpose. When there is no clear purpose for your life, there is no passion for it; and when there is no passion, there is no motivation to succeed.
Students will learn how to:
Identify, accept, and maximize their unique talents, skills, and abilities.
Get and stay self-motivated and internally (not money) driven.
Stop themselves and others from sabotaging their success.
Become 100% committed to their purpose in spite of their problems.
The secret to turning their passion into a paycheck.
Dr. Joe Martin: Motivation doesn't work! Irritation Does.
Dr. Joe Martin: Chico's Story
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