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Developing DeMolay- Ironing Your Clothes

Developing DeMolay- Ironing Your Clothes

"Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves." --Lemony Snicket Don’t be the guy who shows up at the banquet in a wrinkled dress shirt. Wearing wrinkled clothes to formal and semi-formal...

Developing DeMolay- Study Tips

Support for the free public schools and the importance of education are important teachings of the Order of DeMolay. Every DeMolay should strive to do his best in school, and learning to study effectively is a crucial aspect of this. However, many people go through...

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY- Active Listening

POP QUIZ: You're talking to a friend- what is the most important part of the exchange? A. Talking loud enough for them to hear. B. Speaking clearly so they understand. C. Choosing the best words to get your point across. D. None of the above. The correct answer is D....

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY- Body Language

DeMolay helps to develop effective communication skills in its members, and a lot of our focus often falls on the content of that communication. Of course, this is a vital skill to develop for DeMolays, however, research shows that only a small percentage of...

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY- Formal Attire Resources

Dressing to impress is a big part of DeMolay and professional life. Unlike blue jeans and a t-shirt, there is a world of difference between a suit being worn, and a suit being worn WELL. From the shoes on your feet to the crease of your collar, there are small details...

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY- Class Presentation tips

For the past three years, March 15 has been world speech day. While not overly relevant in daily life, it’s an adequate excuse to cover a topic that has been the bane of the school experience for generations: Giving front-of-the-room presentations in...

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY- Building a Legacy

When I was a 15-year-old kid preparing to serve as Master Councilor, a pivotal conversation with my grandpa -a DeMolay advisor in the 80s- transformed my term as MC. He told me what DeMolay was like in those days, and in that discussion mentioned how everyone wishing...

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY – Mission POSSIBLE: Recruitment

Recruitment and Retention. These are heavily emphasized topics that our people scour the world for answers on how to improve in these key areas. I don’t believe in one system and one way works for everyone everywhere. Therefore, these topics will regularly come up,...

DEVELOPING DEMOLAY – The Importance of Dance

When Demolay comes to mind there are a few iconic DeMolay events; Sports, conclave, and not far behind are DeMolay dances. These dances are great opportunities to build skills that benefit a DeMolay in several aspects of the order, and carries value well beyond his...