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Speaking At Colleges — How to Get In

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SpeakerMatch Teleseminar series announces guest Nina G!

60 minute teleseminar on April 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Jerry Seinfeld said a lot of comedians won’t play colleges because the students are “too PC [politically correct].” Nina G says, “more gigs for the rest of us!” Nina G is a stuttering comedian and dyslexic writer. Nina has performed all over the U.S. and is a favorite among colleges as a comedian, trainer and keynote speaker. As a speaker she knows what colleges look for and how to help them make the most out of their events. As a counselor at a California Community College, she has planned and executed events and knows what barriers schools encounter at an institutional level.

What You Will Learn:

  • Is the college and university audience right for you?
  • What you and your meeting planner need to consider before booking
  • Connecting your topic to serve the college’s goals
  • How the right press kit can save colleges time and money
  • How to help colleges pull an audience in
  • Where’s the money at? How does budgeting a speaker work, how we are paid, and selling our swag

Register here!

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What every parent of a kid with learning issues needs to hear

This blog post is dedicated to every parent or ally of a kid with a disability who didn’t think their advocacy was working.  Watch the video or read the transcript below.

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Watch the video here!

The schools oftentimes told my  parents that Catholic school was not for me, that it wasn’t a place that I belonged and that they only served the “typical” kids. And the one story that I really wanted to share with you was when I first got diagnosed, the schools kinda tried to push me out. My mom tried to educate them about what a learning disability was.

And so she called up Cal at the time, and they had a disability office. And they specifically had a program for students who had LD. And she got a letter from the school and presented it to the teachers and said, “Look at  this! You think she’s only gonna fry French fries. I think that  was your exact term, McDonalds.”

So she said, “She’s only gonna work there,” which by the way, if they increase the minimum wage, that would be awesome. [ laughs ] You wouldn’t have any loans. And showed that letter to the teachers. And the teachers just kind of ignored it, and it didn’t really work.

But she folded it up and put it in the drawer next to my savings bonds from my first Communion and a lot of other really important things like my Social Security card. And it sat there, and for me, even though it didn’t help with the teacher, it helped that I saw her actually do that.

And I eventually went to Cal, and I think it was a big part because I knew that that was a school that they had accommodations.

And so sometimes the interventions and the activism and the advocacy that you do as  a parent, it may not work on the person that you’re trying to direct it at. But it may work because of the impact on your kid.

#activism #advocacy #specialed #catholicschool #disability #dyslexia