My Quest To Teach

December 26, 2016

The Black Expo of Networking, Knowledge and Empowerment

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The Black Expo of Networking, Knowledge and Empowerment

This blog is independently written by #MyQuestToTeach
The information is strictly the opinion of its writer.
William Jackson, M.Ed. CVO My Quest To Teach
@wmjackson Twitter

Contributions are provided by left to right:
Elisha Taylor student at Duval County Public Schools
and speaker with TEDxFSCJ Salon
Young lady name not provided 
Deyona Burton student in Duval County Public Schools
Community Activist
Taylor Richardson student at The Bolles School
Literacy Advocate and Aspiring Astronaut
Jon Gregory
Edward Waters College Student
Graduate of Bolles High School
Speaker at TEDxFSCJ and EdCamp NABSE

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Networking and sharing knowledge and wisdom
Ryan of Ngoma Thunder Drum Troop

The Black Expo provides a wonderful opportunity
for businesses, entrepreneurs, performers and even
youth, teens and  young adults to show the community
what they are about. How they can better engage and
participate in making the community better for
everyone in the areas of business, commerce,
investments and building needed collaborations.

Networking is a learned experience that youth,
teens and young  adults need to understand now
at a young age to prepare them for future business,
civic and community collaborations  and projects.
Many have a business dream, but do not have access
to the resources that allow the dream to come into
fruition. The mental spark is there, but the kindling
needs to be provided to build the fire of production
so it starts to burn hot and bright. Leading to a
viable and strong business that
contributes to the community.

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Financial management  advice……

Each year the Black Expo embraces, recognizes
and awards business owners, visionaries,
entrepreneurs, innovators, and smart creatives.
Their passions that drive them are inspiring
and lead to continued opportunities to hire
and mentor others with the same interests.
Even in business it takes a village because
the village will buy, barter, and have access
to the services the business provides. Building
that business because the relationship
is based on trust, respect and the accountability
of providing a service and need for the
community.

Many that attend the Black Expo, from our
observations are looking for that spark of  inspiration,
that opportunity to gain the knowledge that will
allow them to follow their dreams and to help their
business. Potentially hiring new people, providing
educational training and financing investments to
the community.
Small business is the glue that bonds communities
and allows for re-investments.
Technology has allowed many to connect with each
other and build a network of clients and partnerships.
The statements that many are starting to embrace is,
“don’t look at your business competitor as competition,
but an opportunity for collaboration.”

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Hello Tee – http://www.shophellotee.com

In order for businesses to be recognized, Social Media
is not the end all and be all, it contributes, but nothing
beats meeting and greeting people with a handshake
and a smile. Sharing information
and “word of mouth” alliances.

As an Educational Technology and Social Media instructor
at Edward Waters College, it is a requirement for my
students to blog about their interests, passions, abilities
and skills. Building their Brand and understanding how
important a digital presence is, but more important
building relationships in the community.
Volunteering, mentoring and helping outside of the
business brings exposure and respect to the business.
As I talk to youth, teens and young adults at local and
national conferences it is valuable because the information
they gain is relevant and can be applied to their goals.
Youth, teens and young adults that have a business
mind set must be taught things that are relevant to them
for the now and how it influences their future.

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Moxie Girl and Gabby

The Black Expo is a part of the building process to
put people together, a platform where handshakes
are exchanged, business cards are flowing and
smiles are shared. Before many do business they
establish a relationship based on trust and
mutual respect.
The business package starts with building of
relationships, having a solid Brand and knowing
your Niche. Developing a Marketing  strategy that
is a living document with multifaceted avenues to
provide streams of revenue not just from one source,
but dynamically creating a continuous path to
making money, and just as importantly
re-energizing the community with investments
in people.

The desire to gain business power should never
be the priority over humanity. It is the people that
are the ones that will help build a business or allow
that business to wither away. The youth, teens and
young adults attending should be embraced, mentored
and provided role models so they can achieve their
dreams as future business owners.

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Youth, teens and young adults are contributing
to business success models.

Too many times there are gaps in education, political
influence, economic stability, diversity in commerce
and generational wealth is lacking. Venues like the
Black Expo are proved as viable, solid and productive
Black businesses that are influencing the community
in positive ways and showing each generation of
youth that they do have alternatives to potentially
dangerous and illegal activities. There is life in
following positive people doing positive things
through education, hard work, networking,
technology and investments.

Support Black Businesses because these Black
businesses support the communities they are
established in, by providing needed tax revenue,
mentors, role models and job opportunities.

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Pro. Wm Jackson, Blogger and Author Harold Harvey
author of “Justice in the Round”
Essay on the American Jury System

Resources:
15th Annual Florida Black Expo
https://www.facebook.com/BlackExpoSouth/

Accounting and Financial Womens Alliance
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afwa-winter-tini-social-tickets-30220477261?aff=erelexpmlt

30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-annual-martin-luther-king-jr-breakfast-presented-by-florida-blue-tickets-29893201370?aff=erellivmlt

Women In Insurance and Financial Services
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northeast-florida-wifs-january-luncheon-registration-29789105015?aff=erelexpmlt

Sun Entertainment
http://suncityentertainment.com/florida-black-expo.php

Black Expo South
http://blackexposouth.com/

Florida Black Expo
http://blackexposouth.com/florida-black-expo/

My Quest to Teach
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/

Business Training and Collaboration
http://www.e3businessgroup.us/

1st Annual Community Film Festival
Daytona Beach, Florida
FreshBookFestivals@gmail.com
(386) 627-4353

December 1, 2016

Students speaking at “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” in Class

 

Students speaking at “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” in Class
Each students in the Educational Technology class was given
ten to fifteen minutes to share something they are passionate
in their life, school, relationships, family, careers, politics or
an area they wanted to share with the class.
This project based on TEDx allowed the students to
exercise their presentation skills and allowed us to see them
outside of the educational environment.
The students coordinated their “TIGERTALK” with their blogging.
Prof. Wm Jackson
@wmjackson Twitter

 

 

 

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Edward Waters College “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE”
Designed by Professor William Jackson, M.Ed.
Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM
Library Services Emma Kent
Edward Waters College (HBCU)
@wmjackson Twitter
Blogging at EWC Educational Technology |
http://ewceducationaltechnology.wordpress.com

“Every Tiger has a passionate and important story that needs to be
respected and shared.” Prof. William Jackson
“TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” is modeled after TEDTALK and TEDX
being held nationally and internationally. The goal is to provide a
platform so students at Edward Waters College in the Educational
Technology course within the Education and Urban Studies Department
at Edward Waters College. Other academic disciplines of learning are
encouraged to participate and display their growing skills and talents
in storytelling, poetry, spoken word, and blogging; taking audiences
on a lyrical and intellectual journey.

Students in the Educational Technology class have been blogging about
several TEDTALKS and TEDx events, in the course. As a national,
international blogger and speaker my intentions as an instructor, to
provide my students a true experience with them as the creators and
presenters of content. The exposure provides students an
opportunity to share their passions, interests, skills and abilities in
a semi-professional, intellectually stimulating and academic
environment.

Many students are experiencing this platform for the first time on a
stage of intellectual engagement combined with technology. The
exposure provides students an opportunity to develop and produce
content instead of just being consumers. Students attending
HBCUs must understand and learn the process of producing, to be
“thought leaders,” content creators, and innovators in tech
and oration.

Students can share their Social Media platforms to present their
content on: Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn, Instagram,
Tumblr and other Social Media sites that encourage interaction
and engagement. This provides a platform to share content that
is motivational and inspiring. It promotes intellectualism on a
level of engagement and proficient articulation.

It is hoped that other HBCU’s will work with Prof. Jackson and
Emma Kent of the Library Services at Edward Waters College to
expand these dynamic opportunities for engagement
and content creation taken to another level of intellectualism
and creative innovation.

The first “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” was an opportunity to
begin the process of preparing students to speak, to share
information verbally that many have not had the opportunity
to perform.

“TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” are a sharing of ideas, in the form
of powerful talks, discussions, dialogues that are 15 minutes or
less. The exchange is an opportunity to share life experiences
to further encourage discussions on academic, social, business,
cultural and economic issues that because of time restraints
cannot be shared in a classroom setting.
To better understand what TIGERTALKS are a definition below
developed by Prof. Wm Jackson, this wonderful opportunity
of oratory engagement are shared.

TIGERTALKS” are short, engaging and intellectual talks
(15 minutes or less) where students speak on their passions,
talents, course of study, community engagement,
future aspirations, importance of HBCUs and other relevant
conversations from their experiences in life and interaction
with others.” Prof. William Jackson

Edward Waters College “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” is just
the beginning and will seek to expand on the campus and
inspire others on a speaking format: Poetry, Spoken
Word, Storytelling, and Personal Experiences.

Edward Waters College “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” is just
the beginning of this endeavor to expose HBCU students to
blogging, speaking and the engagement that technology provides.
The goal is to expand and inspire other HBCUs to create their
own model and collaborate with others in academia, business,
medicine, commerce, finance and other areas.

The first speakers were:
Mr. Charles-Eddie Smith of Varnville, SC
Blog for Mr. Smith – https://chiefchuckblog.wordpress.com/

Mr. Prince Braynen of the Bahamas.
Blog for Mr. Braynen – https://pbraynen.wordpress.com/

These two young men are both academically and athletically
talented. What a great start to the goal of a foundation of
“TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE” setting the foundation
for excellence.

More information can be found Educational Technology
and Social Media Blog Site:
http://ewceducationaltechnology.wordpress.com/

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