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Reed's Ferris Appearance Designed to Inspire Future Student Success

Jim ReedKnown for his skills as a “life coach” through his motivational messages, Jim Reed is bringing his inspirational words to Ferris State University.

Reed’s “Get in the Game” presentation will be aimed at students and others in attendance on Monday (Nov. 29) beginning at 7 p.m. in Ferris’ Rankin Student Center Dome Room. His campus visit is being sponsored by Ferris’ American Marketing Association, headed by student chapter president Eric Cole.

“Jim is a life coach, diversity and leadership developer we’re bringing to Ferris because our organization feels that he has a great gift of motivation,” Cole said of Reed, an international speaker whose messages have been heard at various stops in Europe and in Latin America. “We believe he can spread that message to the students of Ferris.”

Ferris’ AMA chapter will serve as the primary sponsor for Reed’s visit. His keynote address is set for Nov. 29, but Cole added that Reed’s trip will be a two-day visit that includes speaking to College of Business classes in addition to his featured presentation.

“Jim travels year-round to different universities speaking on leadership, diversity, motivation and career advice. He also has a Career Corner workshop where he gives advice on resume building and interview techniques,” Cole said.

Reed has developed presentations centered on communications, leadership development, diversity, team building and more through lectures and workshops. He also has experience in leadership training, management development and motivational speaking.

In addition the Ferris AMA, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA) are sponsors for Reed’s visit.