Why do we spend so much time and effort covering our flaws? Who we present to the world is often only a small fragment of who we really are; in Annalise’s Signature Program Imperfection in Perfection, she encourages audiences to go deeper than the surface. Social media, advertisements and our own conceptions of “perfection” often lead us to portray ourselves in ways which mask our true identity. Even worse, sometimes they force us to make unhealthy decisions. By learning to love your flaws you will achieve a deeper level of self-respect and authenticity.
Learning Outcomes: Audience members will explore ways in which they present themselves to the world; Identify how external forces (peers, social media, etc.) influence perceptions of ourselves; Develop strategies associated with healthy self-respect and authenticity; Create actionable next-steps to begin to embrace, relish and love their flaws.
Ideal Audiences: First Year Experience, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Health Awareness Programs
One week after accepting her sorority bid, Annalise was diagnosed with a life-changing mental illness. She quickly discovered that sisterhood is sometimes the best therapy; she later realized that by learning to be curious about ourselves and finding the courage to share our stories with others, we can allow deep, meaningful relationships to develop. This strength allows us to take on any challenge including the ones which feel the most-personal. Based on many of the stories featured in her blog of the same name, in Curiosity, Courage, and Cake, Annalise will help students discover how…
…a little bit of curiosity can change your entire life,
…a whole lot of courage is necessary to take on your dreams,
…and there is nothing that can’t be made a little bit better with cake!
Learning Outcomes: Audiences will be introduced to key concepts of mental illness, survival and the importance of sisterhood; Identify ways for individuals to assess areas of concern; Develop strategies for seeking help and supporting members through their journey.
Ideal Audiences: Sorority Life, FSL Programming, Mental Health Awareness
Fraternity and Sorority Life tends to get a bad rap.
From newsfeeds to newspaper pages and images on television media outlets, we are portrayed as being filled with hazing, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, and plain stupidity. Too often our members believe “that stuff” will never happen to us, or worse, it will only happen to another chapter or organization! This leads to a false sense of invincibility and poor decision making.
By exploring the myths (and realties) surrounding fraternities and sororities in Greek Unity, Not My Chapter, and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, Annalise Sinclair opens the door for honest conversation regarding the future of our Greek communities and how individual members can impact on our organizations in a positive way. Annalise challenges audiences to move beyond the stereotypes, myths and assumptions and work to change the image for us all.
Learning Outcomes: Audience members will critically reflect on the popular perceptions of Fraternity/Sorority Life in mainstream media; Identify how these perceptions influence action and inaction on the part of members; Develop strategies associated creating better public image and better-aligning action with organizational values.
Ideal Audiences: Fraternity/Sorority Life, Recruitment, Council Training