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If you’re looking for fun, upbeat keynotes that will have your students laughing and engaged, then you should think of Kevin Snyder!

Kevin has helped thousands of student leaders take action to lead more fulfilling and passionate lives. He combines years of speaking experience with youthful energy to his keynotes, retreats and values-based leadership programs. Your students will soon learn that Kevin’s energy is contagious, and they will leave your event with a renewed sense of possibility.

Kevin was honest, authentic, and genuine. His passion was evident. His talk quickly built interest and by the end students were laughing and engaged with Kevin's message. Kevin shared some personal insight and experiences that I think helped the student see him as "real" and a person that has struggles to overcome just like they do. Countless numbers of students expressed how inspired they felt after his presentation and eager they were to implement his ideas into their daily lives.

Ashleigh Musyt Best, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The PASSION Project: Inspiring Students To Succeed!

How can I become more enthusiastic about my life and future? Is living my dream possible? What is the true source of leadership and how do I apply it to achieve my goals?

Far and wide, college students everywhere are grappling with these issues and questions everyday. Dr. Kevin Snyder knows the feeling- he’s been there. Kevin nearly dropped out of college due to his own apathy and lack of purpose, but returned to achieve post-graduate degrees, complete leadership research, and invest a career in the field of College Student Affairs. Kevin is a strong proponent of the power of passion and vision, and he believes in all that is possible!

The PASSION Project is a powerfully engaging, highly interactive and passion-filled presentation that helps students independently solve problems such as lack of motivation, absence of direction, and decreased confidence. Empowering students to think bigger than ever before, Kevin will guide students in discovering their authentic desires and goals. Students will also learn why passion is one of the most essential characteristic to lead effectively and influence others for positive change.  Once these goals are visible, students will feel motivated to surge ahead with newfound strength and passion, molding their campus community into all it can be, and more!

If you desire a dynamic and authentic presentation that leaves students with a powerful Call-To-Action takeaway, then The PASSION Project is your ideal program to inspire and empower. As always, Kevin is full of fun and energy—students are guaranteed to have fun!

Learning Outcomes:
• Learn the single, most important leadership quality that motivates oneself and others to lead effectively and inspire change.
• Discover how to identify inner desires, find clarity in direction, and feel confident about the right types of goals to pursue.
• Understand the importance of persistence and breaking through adversity and challenges.
• Feel empowered and create an action plan for at least ONE GOAL that will be achieved.

Be Greek…Be Proud!

Be Greek … Be Proud! is designed specifically for collegiate fraternity and sorority student leaders and is an ideal and dynamic presentation for Greek Week events, Greek recruitment programs and Greek leadership activities. This unique and interactive presentation is perfect for engaging, inspiring and even reminding fraternity and sorority members of the incredible and limitless benefits from their affiliation. “Being Greek” is a statement we should all proudly demonstrate throughout the year, not just during Greek Week or as a new member. This engaging program will outline key concepts and ideas that will empower your students to infuse energy, enthusiasm, and possibility into their fraternal communities.

As an initially emphatic “No joiner,” Kevin eventually became a fraternity chapter president and Greek Man of the Year Award recipient. After college he served his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, as a leadership consultant, chapter advisor and international volunteer. Within Student Affairs at numerous institutions, he has also proudly worked as both Greek Advisor and Dean of Students overseeing Greek Life. Through these years of Greek Life experience and entertaining stories, Kevin will infuse thought-provoking humor and enthusiasm in Be Greek…Be Proud! to motivate, entertain, and engage fraternity and sorority members to take action like never before in their chapter, their Greek community and on their campus!

• Engage and inspire fraternity and sorority members about the limitless possibilities of Greek Life membership.
• Outline key concepts that students can utilize to infuse revitalized energy and enthusiasm in their fraternal communities.
• Develop an action plan that will intend to create a ripple effect of positive change through fraternal communities and inspire non-members to join.

UNSTOPPABLE: A Recipe for College Completion

Earning a college degree is a proud achievement no one can ever take away. Even when ‘life gets in the way’, students still must persist and sacrifice in order to proudly walk across that coveted graduation stage. Yet, what is the recipe for college success since retention rates have historically hovered at best near 50 percent? How do we navigate through the maze and difficult hurdles of the college experience and become UNSTOPPABLE?

In this interactively fun presentation, students will learn several key ingredients that, when combined, are the formula for college persistence, academic achievement and dynamic success. Through his engaging and entertaining delivery style, Kevin outlines his published research on college completion that resulted in 100 percent student retention. Students will feel not only empowered, but also confident about developing an intentional action plan that results in their timely graduation with minimized adversity. UNSTOPPABLE: A Recipe for College Completion challenges, supports and equips students to reach their highest potential and graduate! 

• Learn about challenges facing college students and what they did to overcome adversity.
• Discover strategies and resources that will assist in helping students navigate around collegiate speed-bumps, utilize support services and get engaged on campus!
• Understand the college persistence recipe in three concepts that resulted in 100% retention!
• Develop a personal action plan that will outline essential steps and goals to result in timely graduation!

EXPLORE AND SOAR: Making Your First Year of College F.U.N.!

You’ve arrived to college… and now what?  Where to start, what to do and how to prioritize? You need the right F.U.N. approach to ensure that your college transition puts you on the proper track to EXPLORE & SOAR! In this entertaining, upbeat and interactive presentation, you’ll hear how to FIND your true passion, UNDERSTAND top student success principles and NAVIGATE through classes, clubs and cliques. You will walk away from this powerful presentation feeling empowered about all your campus opportunities and how to make your first year the best year possible!

• Encourage successful transition into college and learn the F.U.N. approach!
• Connect new and transfer students to vital campus resources
• Understand common characteristics of new college students who succeed
• Get engaged through F.U.N. and enthusiasm

Explore and Soar! is ideal for Welcome Week keynotes, Orientation team training sessions, Parent Orientation events, and faculty/staff development programs!

Mastering the Art of Effective Communication

Effective leadership and teamwork not only requires exceptional communication skills, it demands it. With over 90 percent of all relational and organization breakdown stemming from some type of communication challenge, it is essential we communicate effectively and adapt ourselves to prevent communication breakdown. In this program, participants will experience the ride of a lifetime as we take them on an interactive journey to analyze various communication skills and how they are effective within our personal lives, relationships and organizations. Not only will participants leave this presentation with a greater understanding of how to be an effective communicator, but they will also learn new techniques to demonstrate charisma and outstanding presentation skills!

• Gain an understanding of various communication styles and approaches to maximize effectiveness
• Discover ways to excel beyond obstacles leading to organizational breakthrough
• Discuss best practices and techniques to enhance leadership skill sets and achieve effective communication

Dr. Kevin's Bio

As a professional speaker, author and student affairs administrator, Kevin’s passion is helping students develop their leadership skills to take action and lead successful organizations. As a former Dean of Students, Kevin has in-depth experience in areas of student leadership, Fraternity and Sorority Life, new student orientation, student government, residence life, academic advising and more. He is also a motivational speaker with more than 300 appearances, the author of Think Differently and group author in Ten Keys to Extraordinary Leadership. Additionally, Kevin is a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and a former staff member aboard Semester at Sea.


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