My Quest To Teach

October 1, 2018

Authors’ RoundTable – Your Books Can Change The World

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Authors’ RoundTable – Your Books Can Change The World
by William Jackson, M.Ed.

“Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you’ll never
know where you’ll get an idea from…” Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks:
Authors’ RoundTable, the opportunity to fellowship, network and advocate for
literacy and the appreciation of reading diverse works of art to inspire creative
thinking and the imagination.

The Authors RoundTable held at Highlands Regional Library on Dunn Avenue in
Jacksonville, encourages authors gathering to share their passion for writing and
experiences in a world of literature that challenge the imagination and inspire
intellectual thinking and the fun of the written word. What better way to
reach-out and connect with people of color, culture, gender,
and generational differences than through books.

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” … Ciero
Writers, bloggers, poets, artists and those with a zeal for literature are encouraged
to attend the Authors’ Round Table and learn from seasoned writers to the novice
and dreamers of future authors the process of writing and publication. Held at
Highlands Regional Library in Jacksonville, Florida the gathering of authors with
years of experience in various writing genres helps to inspire each
other and encourage growth in the process of writing.

The sharing for resources, experiences and
the “process” of writing a book(s) with help in the “birthing” process of
writing and publishing. Blogging, Vblogging, Podcasting, Poetry and other forms
of writing are accepted and encouraged. Share your passion and your platform
to harness your energy, build your knowledge, find your
Niche and expand your influence.

If you know of a youth, teen, young adult or adult interested in being a published
author encourage them to attend the Authors’ RoundTable. Parents must
accompany their children and teens and any young adults under 18 years of age.
“Reading … allows you to take flight toward your own dreams and aspirations.”
Taylor Richardson @astrostarbright

To participate contact for more information
on how to join and participate.



September 12, 2018

Authors Should Understand the Value of Their Brands



Authors Should Understand the Value of Their Brands
by William Jackson My Quest to Teach
and Regina Edwards, Authors Roundtable
The Jacksonville Public Library’s “Authors Roundtable” meets monthly at the Highlands Branch
of the Jacksonville Public Library. William Jackson of My Quest to Teach presented the use of Social Media platforms and tools to help Authors develop, expand and market their Brands.
The topics discussed were: 1.) Learning the value of Branding, 2.) Effective implementation of Blogging and Microblogging using the platforms of Twitter and WordPress (open source web development) 3.) Building digital communities: PLC Professional Learning Community, PLN Professional Learning Network, PLF Professional Learning Family and PLR Professional Learning Resource.
Mr. Jackson in collaboration with Mrs. Regina Edwards, Co-Facilitator provided authors a platform to ask questions, gain insight in how to use Social Media to promote and enhance the digital presence of their books. The use of Hash Tags, Googling themselves and authentic storytelling help build readers and followers to their content. The interactive presentation helped answer questions, allowed authors to share experiences. Tagging and Googling have become very effective tools to draw hundreds or thousands to build authors as Thought Leaders and Digital Content Innovators. Building one’s levels in Google searches requires a well-planned strategy to align with Google search parameters and allow people to see the brand Authors are creating. Further, be engaged in the Niche where like-minded people share similar interests and passions. The understanding that Books – even those that are well written DO NOT SALE
themselves. In today’s digital world, websites and social media marketing are IMPERATIVE.
Authors should know the answers to these important questions; What is your Brand?, What is your Niche?, What ways are effective to Market your books.
That begins the level of promotion and marketing properly to the community nationally and potentially internationally. Mr. Jackson shared, never be afraid to share your story. You are the expert in your field of writing and content creation, so promote yourself as a Thought Leader. Always have business cards ready and an “elevator pitch.” Think about where you are trying to move as a business, author, engager, influencer, digital innovator. Learn the language to help you navigate the world of digital engagement.
William Jackson demonstrating an elevator pitch at the Impact Biz Jax business competition
and networking event. William Jackson’s Pitch My Quest To Teach
For additional information about future Authors Roundtable meetings contact:

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