Category Archives: Jan 01

Stuck in the Web

The World Wide Web has changed the face of many businesses and created entirely new ones that would not have been possible without the new medium. Related Article: Ten Tenets of Managing Your Web Site People have developed astounding technologies for delivering audio and video instantly to almost anyone in the world. Companies are interacting directly with thousands of customers, determining their buying patterns, discovering their likes and dislikes and changing product lines to meet the demand of an ever-changing … Continue reading

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Three-Step Program

Hiring a staff to run the camp during the summer is the most time-consuming and important thing a camp director can do each year. How to get started? My suggestion is to make a plan! Related Article: Signs of Life & Warning Signs The best advice I ever heard about looking for something is to know exactly what to look for. The same is true with staff. One must decide what type of staff is wanted and what type of … Continue reading

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Signs of Life & Warning Signs

Here are some things I look for — and look out for — in potential staffers during the interview. Some of the cues listed may seem obvious in this context, but in the context of an interview they can be subtle… Related Article: Three-Step Program Signs of Life • Direct eye contact, smiling and comfortable posture. These are good things, but look out for those who take comfort and confidence to the next level — arrogance. You know what I … Continue reading

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R&R

Camp Snapshot SEACAMP San Diego San Diego, Calif. $675 (SEACAMP I), $850 (SEACAMP II) Ages: 7th-12th grades One minute you’re tearing up the surf on a boogie board at La Jolla Shores, just north of San Diego. The next you’re pounding through the waves in a kayak. Then you’re snorkeling in clear, blue ocean off a dive boat… Sounds like fun and games, but at SEACAMP San Diego they take learning seriously, and every fun-filled activity is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Interactive Recruiting

College coaches have a unique understanding of the importance of recruiting. After all, it’s the lifeblood of a successful program. It’s also understood that recruiting is different than marketing. Though both recruiting and marketing employ some of the same concepts, recruiting is an interactive, hands-on, press-the-flesh process. It means finding ways to literally get in the public’s face to tell them your message. Square One Because recruiting is likened to the lifeblood of any college athletic program, that lifeblood needs … Continue reading

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