The Power of Words

When deciding what to write, it is of course important to think about what you are going to say, and why you have chosen your subject, but what's so often lost is the how - the way you choose to present yourself. Remember that it speaks volumes.

Have a look at this moving and insightful video that reminds us that choosing your words carefully can truly change the way others see you.



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Fun Videos For Friday From College Essay Organizer

It's friday, Friday, FRIDAY. And that means celebrating the college essay and the college application in ways few others do. By watching videos. Videos about ourselves.

Enjoy! It's the greatest day of the week.

College Essay Organizer - Tae Kwon Do from College Essay Organizer on Vimeo.

College Essay Organizer - Kissing On The Porch from College Essay Organizer on Vimeo.

College Essay Organizer - Camping from College Essay Organizer on Vimeo.

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Loving Lebron James Makes College Admissions Even More Fun!

Maybe after you get the acceptance letter you can think twice about getting the tattoo to match.

The University of Miami got a few new ways to recruit students this week - Lebron James and a few of his friends.

The King's decision caused us to pause and consider His Majesty's... shall we say... not so tactful way of revealing where he was headed. Let's compare it to the somewhat less prickly process of letting your family know which college you'll be attending. Yes! I said it! You will get in! Somewhere! After that initial joy wears off, take your tips from the Chosen 1:

1. Don't schedule an hour-long slot on prime-time television, no matter who asks for it. We understand you're going somewhere. We understand it is very, very important to you. And to many other people in your life. Even to people you have not yet met. But the process of telling people should take you fifteen seconds at best. Perhaps thirty when speaking to the elderly. An hour is pushing it for anything that can be safely squeezed inside a single sentence.

2. Don't surround yourself with children like you're Mother Theresa. You are not bringing wider peace to the populace. You are bringing academic potential and all the hard work of preparation that comes along with it. You are not, however, raising a city from the ashes. If, for example, you're going to college in, oh, say, southern Florida, remember that southern Florida has seen a lot and has done okay without you.

3. Don't tell people where you're about to "take your talents." We also understand how talented and wise you are. Just get in there and get those straight-As like your mama made you to. Just get in there and get 'er done. And if there is, oh, say, someone else who might have a leg (or six) up on you, pay them respect and just let everyone know about where you're headed quietly. A phone call, an email, even a press release to the proper media outlets, and you'll be fine.

Follow these three simple tips and it is highly unlikely that anyone will shove life-sized cutouts of you into the garbage face first. Better yet, very few people will set anything on fire with your name on it. Stay strong.

Debbie Gibson and Tiffany Duel in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. FINALLY.

If you don't know who these people are, just know them as the stars of Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. And don't write your college essay about the Mega Python or the Gatoroid.

All right, it's Friday, and this post isn't going to be so much for the students applying to college this year as it is for the counselors and parents who love them.

CEO would like to send out a hearty congratulations to the wizards at the inexplicably titled SyFy channel for rolling up their sleeves, putting the noses to the grindstone, and getting some very important work done. These people have brought Debbie Gibson and Tiffany together. In one film. At last. And that film is titled Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.

That's right, for those of you who couldn't get enough of her epic turn in Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, the 80s pop star Debbie (that's Deborah to you) Gibson returns in what ought to be called a conceptual sequel to that made-for-the-small-screen masterpiece if someone's not out there calling it that already.

But the people at SyFy didn't stop there. No. They brought on the lead vocalist of the 'I Think We're Alone Now' cover that everyone who was eight at the time thought was the original. That's Tiffany. Nope, don't know what her last name is and we didn't stop to look it up. Too excited.

What will come of MPVSG as the kids are calling it only the future knows. My guess is that it will involve a snake and a gator of some sort doing battle. But it will also feature 80s rivals Debbie Gibson and Tiffany doing battle and that's what we've waited over twenty years to see here. With the special effects in Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus rivaling those of an awkward Super Nintendo cut scene we can only hold out hope for the best of all the gatoroid has to offer. Whatever a gatoroid is.

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CEO, Home of the World's Fastest College Essay Requirements

I would say it's Monday and we should take it easy, but I can't. We at CEO love speed. That's why we designed the first technology that generates your college essay requirements in an instant. An instant. That is so fast.

Here are some other speed-mongers who whose abilities, while not necessarily as speedy as CEO's, will amaze you. Behold.

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Free College Admissions and SAT Help: Gifts From Vocab Videos


Vocab Videos Gives You A Big, Shiny, Virtual Present

Vocab Videos Gives You A Big, Shiny, Virtual Present

The wonderful people over at Vocab Videos have dropped a number of unexpected holiday treats on us - a free list of SAT Vocab words, as well as a holiday discount for their test prep services. Feel free to head over there and check out their site if you haven't already. We discussed them a few posts back and their great, memorable videos for those individual vocabulary bits no one can ever seem to keep straight.

So much of what we do here at CEO is about making organization and optimization easier and simpler for you that we're always inclined to spread the word about other tools that make your life easier during this long and complicated process.

For those of you just starting this process in preparation for next year, start thinking about your Spring SATs sooner rather than later. There's always another word to learn or another technique to get under your belt. Vocab Videos and A-List Education can help you out with that test prep quickly, easily, and at all pricing levels.

For more updates on how to handle this smelly college behemoth, stay tuned to CEO Blog, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @CEOrganizer. Happy new year!

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Videos! Videos! Videos! Friday Is Funday For College Admissions

That title is not true, of course. No day is funday for College Admissions. Except maybe the acceptance day. Yeah, that day is definitely funday. And all the days that follow, until college graduation. So in fact, it's either no day is funday, or every day is a day of fun and glee. I'm just going to say I didn't think this paragraph out as well as I could have.

Today we're here to brag about how fun our own services are, not to mention our videos about how fun our own services are. Check them out! Lots of good times to be had here. Or at the very least, about two and a half minutes' worth. See them all at vimeo.com/college - or just enjoy this:

College Essay Organizer - Tae Kwon Do from College Essay Organizer on Vimeo.

from CEO on Vimeo.

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College Admissions Procrastination and Time Wasters

Hey, it's Friday. If your college applications are driving you crazy, I don’t need to encourage you to procrastinate on them. But I’m going to anyway.

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for Paranormal Activity, check it out. Never seen one of these before that shows shots of the audience REACTING to the movie. Scary?

http://www.paranormalactivity-movie.com/trailer.html

We here at College Essay Organizer have taken it upon ourselves to make some slapsticky videos that will while away at least two and a half minutes of your time. Check them out:

http://collegeessayorganizer.com/stressbusters.aspx

And while we’re at it with the college videos, don’t forget College Humor. It’s the kind of stuff you’ll find funny while at college, but for some reason, pretend like you’re better than after you graduate. Why is that?

http://www.collegehumor.com/

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