The answer for the first is always the same, "It depends your definition of success. If you are ok with being mediocre or blending in then no, if your student wants to stand out...yes!", I say. As for the second- I explain...
DOV Sound is Leading the Way in Student Portfolio's
Keep in mind student portfolio's are still very new to the scene so by default they give students a competitive advantage. To top it off, there are very few companies nationwide, that specialize in building student portfolio's. DOV Sound is not only leading the way in this market but having great success in doing so. Why? Because we take the time to get to know each student we work with. The goal is always to honestly and accurately build a portfolio that best represents the students personality, personality, and character. We want to showcase each student's maximum potential to college admission departments and future employers.
DOV Sound Student Portfolio's have Unlimited Sharing Potential
While, there are a handful of colleges that allow students to build a portfolio through an internal network, students are still limited to only those college's viewing the portfolio. We flip that all around- DOV Sound portfolios allow students unlimited sharing potential. For example, DOV Sound portfolio's can be used for college admissions, scholarship applications, employment opportunities, auditions, etc.
We do not believe in blending in or living under the radar. We believe every person, every student, has the potential to be great and has a purpose to fulfill. It is our job to help students tap into their greatness and create a portfolio that showcases areas grades and test scores can not.
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Some people cave, some people rise...Some people break, some people perform...how can handling the pressures of life help you build a brand?
Being a perfectionist and a dreamer my challenge was never thinking big. I also handle a lot of pressure really well. In fact, I joke and say I was made to be a wedding planner or an emergency room surgeon because I am great in a crisis. To tell the truth, a crisis may be my forte but daily pressure I have to work at managing, like REALLY work at it.
I spend a lot of my time listening, reviewing, and examining the communication of the 30 and under crowd. It is not hard, all you have to do is turn on YouTube or walk into a Starbucks during finals week and you will hear the open opinions of our youth. Ina ll of this, I have noticed two things:
1) Our society is confident on the surface, we want to fit in and struggle with the need to stand out
2) Our society is creative & has big expectations.
The upside- the desire to create change and the willingness to speak out. The downside you might ask? Depression. Anxiety. Insecurity. The Need for Approval. With the rise in over-night super celebrity You-Tube Stardom and access to so much mixed information, we've kind of created a world of followers wanting to lead but not knowing how. What do I mean? We have millions of Likes, Tweets, Shares, Status Updates that only replicate what was posted the day before.
So how do we take confidence deeper than surface level? How do we encourage creativity and propel our expectations into action? We learn to lead and we learn to lead by learning to handle pressure. Sudhakar I. Prabu, Director at TPMC, Specialist in Leadership Sudhakar Prabu, Specialist in Leadership at TPMC, says "One of the factors that differentiate great leaders from the rest is their ability to cope with pressure, thrive under pressure, and lead people in high-pressure situations. Leaders who thrive under pressure use pressure as a catalyst to bring out the best in one’s self and in others around them." (1)
Pressure starts young and can come in many forms. It can come from struggling with homework or high expectations at work. It can come in the form of a tough boss or an unfair teacher. Dealing with pressure is not about cowering down and giving in but learning how to rise up and use the challenge, the person, or the situation to make us stronger. Some final tips for better handling pressure and building your brand in the process:
(1) Resources: Sudhakar I.Prabu, Director at TPMC,
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SPRING IS HERE! For most, Spring means perfect weather (no more umbrellas-finally), colorful clothes (bye bye black monochromatic outfit!) and finally putting the pool to good use. Spring is a time to get outside and unwind...but for those planning a Spring wedding it can bring an abundance of stress.
Trying to reserve a venue, find a caterer, hire a photographer, create a wedding website are just a few of the concerns when planning a wedding. It can be challenging and let’s face it, the wedding checklist seems to get longer every day. To all my brides-to-be...just simplify! According to the Huffington post (1), here are the things to avoid while planning your wedding:
· Doing anything before setting a budget
· Neglecting to make a rain plan (Um...this is a big one, people...even if you do live in Fresno)
· Assuming 10 percent of your guests will RSVP ‘no’
· Impulsively sending your save-the-dates
· Buying your dress first
· Nixing the hair and makeup trial
· Saving by not hiring a videographer
· Being too vague with your photographer
· Letting yourself get too stressed (HIRE A PLANNER, or at least a Coordinator and relax)
· Being Too Chill (You Chill, While DOV Sound Plans)
Last but not lease we have to add, hire help! Don't stress yourself out and don't put that burden on your guests or family. Even if you are the master of DIY you will want time to enjoy your wedding, so let a coordinator do the work.
(1)Huffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-most-common-wedding-planning-mistakes-and-how_n_5ac529d6e4b0042efc0464e0
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