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Motivation by Connotation | Joe Ross | TEDxHilliard
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Added Sep 22, 2016
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The words we surround ourselves with are incredibly important. Motivation by Connotation is the idea that we could take words that traditionally have negative meanings and use them as a source of encouragement by redefining their meanings.

Joe Ross was completely educated in the Hilliard City School system and now is a teacher and coach at the middle school and high school that he attended as a student. He is also a graduate from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Secondary Education. He has coached both boys and girls volleyball at Hilliard Darby, where he is in his 3rd year as the head coach of the girls program. In 2013 with the boys, he was on staff as they captured their first ever State Championship. Recently, Joe was fortunate enough to have a video chosen as a viewer submission for Jon Gordon's Power of Positive Summit. His talk, The Power of the End, was posted on the Summit's website alongside many others from motivational speakers, best-selling authors and professional athletes.

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