Category: Swift Kick

18 Apr

Finding Our Writing Voice for the #21TipsBook

Swift Kick, Writing No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

We are in the joyous editing phase of our freshman success book. As if editing to capture a single author’s voice isn’t hard enough, we’ve compounded our difficulties by having four distinctly different contributors writing the stories in the book. Today, we ran into an issue with my editing, as I edited Melissa’s story to […]

07 Apr

What Does The White Man Want?

I had dinner tonight with Deanna Latson and Patrick Combs talking about a variety of topics. At one point I asked them about which direction they thought would be best to take Swift Kick between adding an additional channel to focus on corporate culture training, or to continue to build out services for student leaders […]

17 Jan

Selling Our Crowdfunding Platform – Student Launcher

The vision of Swift Kick is to see a world in which every student feels welcomed, connected and engaged at their institution and retention rates are 100%. In pursuit of that vision, we’ve tried many tactics: 1) Dance Floor Theory Leadership Training 2) (#SAChat) 3) (#SLChat) 4) Some of these projects are immensely […]

27 Nov

Creating a Daily Practice of Thanks in Your Work

Inspiration, Swift Kick No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

As I see the endless stream of giving thanks today on social media for Thanksgiving, I’m compelled to jump in and join the chorus, but in a slightly different way. Every day at 10:10 am my team at Swift Kick holds a huddle to check in for the day on these items: Big Win Since […]

10 Aug

Nothing Kills a Great Story Like Data

Every entrepreneur has to be really good at telling the story of their business. Whether for sales, investing, or to employees, the better an entrepreneur is at telling the story, the more confidence those around her will have. Meanwhile, while the entrepreneur is getting good at telling the story, the entrepreneur also has to keep […]

18 Nov

The Starting Founders’ Equity Equation [Founder Lessons]

After six months of exploration since leaving Red Rover, I’ve narrowed down my list of potential new projects to one that is most exciting. For now I’ll hold off on talking about the idea, but since this is my third (maybe fourth) time ramping up a new business, my goal is to be extremely transparent […]

14 Sep

Introducing: 1st Annual Collegiate International Free Hugs Day (11-10-11)

After seven years of helping colleges create their own events on a campus-by-campus basis, we thought it was time to step up the game. This year we’re bringing together 10,000s of student leaders and student groups from all over the world to participate in one single event on one single day. Introducing the 1st Annual […]

02 Sep

The Why Behind FREE HUGS

Like Joseph Campbell’s famous Hero’s Journey philosophy, we like to divide college students into 5 different stages of engagement based on the Engagement Pyramid below… Each stage is defined by a different set of characteristics of an individual. Fully engaged individuals display a different set of characteristics than apathetic/uninvolved individuals. Thus, the way we interact […]

17 Aug

Leveraging Social Media to Increase & Quantity Student Engagement – #140Edu Conference Keynote [VIDEO]

17 Aug

Helping Schools Go From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 – #140Edu Conference Keynote [VIDEO]