Monday, August 31, 2009

Fuller Descriptions Of Diversity Programs

There are updated, fuller descriptions of diversity expert, native art author and Karate World Champion Clint Cora's diversity programs online now. Updated information are for both his college diversity program and his corporate workplace diversity program. Both are variations of his top rated 'Kick Down Diversity Barriers For Success' speaking program.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Diversity Martial Arts Speaker Perfect For Asian Heritage Month

Many campuses will be organizing events for Asian Heritage Month which is usually set for March, April or May. These events can be music, theatre, cultural displays and guest speakers talking on topics with some significance about Asian culture. Clint Cora, a martial arts world champion and diversity speaker, would be a great addition to any Asian Heritage Month. Not only does he help audiences learn about benefits and strategies for developing diversity skills needed in todays society, he also includes some martial arts and Chinese influenced content for added entertainment.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Entire Clint Cora Website Revamped

The entire Clint Cora website was revamped this morning to reflect the addition of the motivational audio podcasts that follow each new issue of the Motivation Success newsletter each month. Most webpages of the site have info and signup boxes at the bottom.

Friday, August 28, 2009

August Native West Coast Art Gallery Newsletter Is Online

The August issue of our native West Coast art Gallery newsletter is now up online at our website. The September issue is coming out to our free subscribers only and they will get it at the beginning of September. Make sure that you are on our subscriber list by filling in the boxes at the top right of this blog page before August ends to ensure that you will get the September issue.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Charity Gala Wants Inuit Art Carvings

An organizer for a charity gala called me and is interested in getting some Inuit art carvings for a silent auction as part of the event. What a great idea. The gala will have a Canadian theme and feature some culture from across the country. So the group wanted to include Inuit art as part of the culture.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

News Editorial Calls Clint Cora Champion For Mental Health

A recent Mississauga News editorial called Clint Cora a champion for mental health. Recognizing the stigma attached to mental health issues for many individuals and families, the editorial praised Clint Cora, a karate world champion, for his actions in helping increase the awareness for mental health. See this editorial online. Other recent print media also available. Mental health issues are prevalent in native and Inuit communities.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Native Art Newsletter Subscribers Get Opportunity For More

Free subscribers of our Native Art Gallery newsletter will be given a chance to also subscribe for free, to our sister monthly newsletter which is a motivational quotes one by author and karate world champion Clint Cora. They will also hear about the new audio motivation podcasts which are also free. Announcements will be made this week.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Native Art Author Tackles Mental Health Issues

Native art author and inspirational speaker Clint Cora talks at media conference about the need to raise mental health awareness in society. He says that beating mental illnesses require group efforts. Cora's own mother suffered from severe chronic depression. More detail of what he said at this event are at Mental Health Media Conference Article

Friday, August 21, 2009

Motivational Self Help Audio Podcasts On iTunes

The new set of motivational self help audio podcasts by author Clint Cora are also on iTunes now. Just go to iTunes, select Podcasts and then enter 'clint cora' in the search box. Both this new set of motivational self help podcasts called 'Dose of Motivation' and the original Motivational Radio Interviews will show up. Of course, the same Dose of Motivation series are also available at motivational self help podcasts.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Requirements of College Diversity Speakers For Campus

Here's a new article about what I feel are the requirements of college diversity speakers for your campus. It covers some thoughts on what they should cover as well as possible backgrounds of the speakers themselves. Of course, the ultimate goal is to educate and leave the campus audience with positive vibes about diversity especially with so many diverse student bodies including overseas students as well as aboriginal students. So this article, written by Clint Cora, will help you choose the right college diversity speaker to come present at your college or university campus.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Self Improvement Requires Regular Motivation

I did a talk last night and one of the points that came up with discussion with my audience was that self improvement requires regular motivation. The reason why many people fail in self improvement is that they forget important principles of what they learn in seminars and talks. Then they are back to where they started from. If people made a commitment to read motivation and self improvement books or listen to self improvement audio podcasts for example on a regular basis, principles will stay top of mind and the chances of taking action for success are much higher. Native people need the resources to provide them with this regular motivation.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

If Inuit Artists Can Still Do Art Full Time

It will be interesting to see if given the tough economic times and lower demand for art, if Inuit artists can still do art full time. The recession can be an opportunity in disguise if some of them who might not be as busy with art as before, to undergo personal development and learn some new skills in addition to art that they can apply to their careers.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Self Improvement Podcasts A Big Hit

The self improvement podcasts by Karate World Champion and author Clint Cora are a hit as many visitors from around the world have been informed about them since recent launch. The next new episode will be recorded later this month and released in mid September. So far, eight episodes of motivation self improvement podcasts are up and running.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Eight Episodes Of Inspirational Podcasts Up

Eight episodes of the inspirational podcasts Dose of Motivation are already up online. They represent January to August 2009. The plan is for inspirational speaker, author and martial arts world champion Clint Cora to put out a new episode of his inspirational podcast around the middle of each month. Each episode will run about 5 minutes so it's an easy listen. These inspirational podcasts are based on his monthly Motivational Quotes newsletter which comes out at the beginning of each month. When free subscribers read the newsletters at the beginning of each month and then listen to the related podcast two weeks later, the success principles will be absorbed much better.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Motivational Podcasts By Karate World Champion

The motivational podcasts by speaker, author and Karate World Champion Clint Cora are called Doses of Motivation. They come out each month. Clint shares a motivational or inspirational quote along with a practical application each time and this represents the monthly dose of motivation you can get. There's also a text form newsletter that mirrors these motivational podcasts as well at his motivational speaker website.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Motivational Radio Interviews On Podcast Page

All recent motivational radio interviews with motivational speaker, author, karate world champion and native art enthusiast Clint Cora, are all on a single podcast page. Thanks to the technology of podcasting, you can listen to all of them from that single page. Check out motivational radio interviews for some entertaining and educational listening.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Activities

Since colleges and universities are becoming more diverse each year, student affairs departments have great opportunities to take advantage of this fact and program campus diversity activities that will help achieve certain outcomes suggested by Learning Reconsidered. Learning Reconsidered was a document jointly released by NASPA and ACPA in 2004. A new article identifies and describes which specific learning outcomes that can be achieved by student affairs staff if the right campus activities involved diversity. A great example of such a campus activity would be a pow wow dance show by Native American dancers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Learning Reconsidered And Native American Culture

A college document called Learning Reconsidered may help promote native American culture to colleges and universities since one of the learning outcomes is Humanitarianism which involves appreciation and understanding of other cultures. This document suggests that students learn and develop outside as well as inside the classroom. Campus activities can therefore included cultural elements like native American arts to broaden student exposure. This is one way that diversity and this Learning Reconsidered document could work well together and a new college diversity article details this much more.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Toronto Diversity Program Still Needed

It's interesting because I was speaking to a group of adults in Brantford last night (about 1 hour from Toronto) and they were mentioning that although we live in a pretty culturally diverse society here in Ontario, we still need a Toronto diversity program because not everyone is respectful of other cultures and differences. The fact that this type of thing exists even in a diverse environment shows that there is still a lot of room for diversity education. My diversity education program is presented mainly to college and university students but looks like the professional adult workplace will be another area that I'll be called on to talk about diversity skills.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mississauga Motivational Speaker

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with lots of industry as well as a city hall that has some nice Canadian native art. Mississauga companies now have the luxury of having motivational speaker and karate world champion Clint Cora based in town. This means that companies who required motivational speakers for their meetings will not have to pay to fly in an outside motivational speaker and put them up at hotels. Clint Cora is right in the neighbourhood so all travel expenses usually associated with bringing in a motivational speaker are eliminated. A local speaker like Clint can certainly make things easier on meeting budgets for not only Mississauga area companies, but all companies located in the greater Toronto area.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

College Diversity Was Discussed During Radio Interview

The subject of diversity and more specifically, college diversity, was discussed during my radio interview yesterday at ThatChannel. It was brought up because the host Hugh Reilly said that when he was in college, it was not really all that diverse. We all agreed on that with similar observations from our own school days and how things have changed. College diversity is becoming an important topic on campuses these days. This is a great opportunity for native groups to get their cultures exposed to the knowledge hungry college students. As soon as this radio interview becomes available online, it will be announced here.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Motivational Author Radio Interview On Video

I will be doing a motivational author radio interview later today that will also be captured on camera. As soon as this program becomes available online, I will announce it here so stay tuned. It will be similar to past Clint Cora radio interviews but except it is going to be shot in the radio studio as a video as well.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

July Native Art Gallery Newsletter

I went to a conference recently where entertainment acts showcased in front of representatives from colleges and universities from across the USA. Most acts were solo musicians, bands and comedians. One of the acts that really stood out was a Native American dance troupe of about five members.

They performed for about 15 minutes in total. They came out together and then took turns one or two at a time dancing to a number while the others sang and played a large pow wow drum they had onstage. The dances were very much like those at the large Aboriginal Festival I attended - the video clip here shows such a dance very similar to what I saw at the conference.

The college audience was quite receptive and I think the troupe got booked for some shows at colleges as a result of their showcase. This was great since it helps college students get a good appreciation of Native American culture and helps bring people together.

Discovery Channel is also doing some good things in helping people understand Native American culture better. They have a 4-DVD set called Cowboy Country that has vivid reenactments of legendary heroes, scoundrels, frontier towns, outposts and tribal villages from the old wild American west. See this Discovery Channel webpage for more info on this set;

The August Native art newsletter will be coming out to our free subscribers on Monday so make sure you get on our list by signing up at the boxes at the top right of this blog page.