Archive for April, 2014

I wish for peace allover. The world is corrupted and I hop it gets resolved. It would be tragic to see old times reoccur for all the wrong reasons. History is history not to bring  back bad situations. History is there for us to learn from it. I do not understand why we have individuals that want to be anything but peaceful. A few want to be racist, killers, robbers, thieves, and rapist all for what? I could say they are not strong enough to be themselves. To add, they are not strong enough to do something positive in the world. We had many predictions that change was going to come. It has came. changes are still occurring and are happening each and every day. Yet again, a change is going to come! With all that being said, live life with no regrets. Live smartly, positively and without any fears. Most of all love!

-Steven D. Jackson

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As you may know I am a writer. Even as a writer you will need marketing. Marketing is everything!

Living our daily lives, you will find yourself marketing to other people and other people marketing to you. Marketing is defined as the activity for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that benefits a person, organization, stakeholders, a community and a salesman/saleswoman. Each day is a new to recognize or get recognized and also responding as a customer or to a customer. Marketing is everywhere and for everyone. Everyday a new child is born. This opens up new opportunities for products and services to be marketed and presented. There are many needs and wants for every existing human. With the right marketing and correct presentation, you could find yourself building the needed fan base you desire. It is all up to you. Make sure your information, data, relevance, and timing are all in line with each other. This is perfect marketing and this is the marketing basics.

-Steven D. Jackson

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Hello Everyone,

What do my readers love to read? What do you love to read about?
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Newton’s third law of Emotion: For every male action, there is a female overreaction. Females tend to over exaggerate most things. If I could help in anyway, please contact me. DR. Steven D. Jackson would be sure to help. Visit SDJBooks.com for more info and to sign up.

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-Steven D. Jackson

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Pay Attention! ImageccessYou cannot focus your attention on your material and not your audience. That will defeat the purpose of presenting. I would not listen to someone reading words, yet I would listen to someone speaking generally from the heart. At a restaurant, if the food is bad, you usually would not finish the whole meal. If the food is good, but the delivery is bad, you would not be completely satisfied. Great food that has an amazing delivery would satisfied the customer or your audience. This will give you credibility and to gain the audience’s gratitude. Relevancy does play an enormous factor in presenting. This is the same for websites, television shows, radio shows, the news, and general conversation. The final attribute you should have is confidence. Walk in the presentation with a smile, and leave the presentation with a smile. There could not be a better feeling of accomplishment!

-Steven D. Jackson   

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How to have a good presentation? It is critical to land the audience’s attention in the first couple of seconds. Your background and font color should not collide. For a Power Point or any other visual presentation, colors cannot have a negative effect on one another. This would cause the audience to not engage with the presentation, simply because they cannot see the words. Some people are visual learners and would like to look at a screen or presentation to get their own perception rather than just listening to someone lecture. Again, for Power Points, each slide has to provide valuable information and have an appealing design that is readable. Keep the audience’s attention by having a balance of speaking and visual aids.
 
-Steven D. Jackson

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Why might a change not occur after proofreading? There are few to no changes when proofreading because, the writer might not be sure if the change made would be correct or not. Also, the writer or proofreading could have missed the mistake all in whole. If you are proofreading, you should always be willing to edit or make a change. Otherwise, you are ready to publish and you are just review your written material. There are always room for improvement (in anything), even professionals.

-Steven D. Jackson

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Do you read “out loud”?

When proofreading, I read aloud. Reading aloud could help you find errors, hear how well a sentence can flow together, listen for pauses, and grammar issues. I do not read backwards. Yet, I try to eliminate as many words as I can that is not needed. I read from a hard copy and mark all changes that are necessary.

-Steven D. Jackson

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What is proofreading? Proofreading is the review of a written or typed document. It consist of editing and revision.

How do I know when to edit or revise? When proofreading, a writer should do both edited and revise. If someone else is willing to proofread the written work, the writing should focus on revising his own work and only the other person to edit. The difference between editing and revising is editing focus on grammar issues while revising focuses on structure. When editing, you usually look for the correct nouns, pronouns, subject, predicate, verb tense ect. With revising, make sure each sentence is able to be read smoothly, while agreeing with the main topic. If a sentence does not agree with the main topic, usually it is pointless to keep in the written work. As a reader and a writer, it is great to know the basics of these skills. I would strive to perfect one of these skills and repeatedly apply them.

-Steven D. Jackson

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What is the worst presentation or PowerPoint you have experienced? The worst presentation I have experience was myself after hours after school. I was a freshman. I am a big critic and fan of myself so I will provide much detail. I remember reading the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens/People by Stephen Covey. I made a brief PowerPoint of the material I had read. I know I have had the perfect PowerPoint until one day staff members at my school said I am going to present the PowerPoint on such a short notice. I was unprepared and did not practice at all. I went to Saint Martin de Porres HS in Cleveland, OH. It was a Catholic-Charter school that had a CWSP. CWSP was a Corporate Work Study Program that was a program to help student work once a week but five times a month to help pay for our tuition high school. Before I delivered my presentation, I attempted to go over as much material as I could before I had to present. It was finals week. I had to maintain a great balance with great responsibility at that time. There were about seven staff members from my school and about four workers from different corporate employers. I felt nervous. Going in I tried to get my voice level correct and make sure I was heard clearly. I had a bad habit of reading of the screen instead of presenting the PowerPoint I made. I knew I was unprepared and it was only my fault. I know I did not completely memorize my presentation in such a short notice. My only chance of making it a okay presentation was by reading each slide of my PowerPoint and attempting to explain it. I barely gave eye contact with my audience. This gave a negative persona to those in the room. I do not like failing. I have learned over the years, failing helps you succeed. It was a great learning experience for me and a good motivator to help me stay prepared no matter the circumstance.

-Steven D. Jackson

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