This coming Monday night at 7 p.m. I will be presenting to the Writers of The Woodlands on the subject of Research & Information Gathering. For writers, researchers, college and high school students, and for everyone inundated with information, this speech and presentation will be a huge help.
The presentation will take place at the Barnes & Noble in The Woodlands Mall on the second floor.
SOCIAL MEDIA SEARCHES
I will be discussing and showing how to utilize social media outlets, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, to gather quotes and information. I will show how to find conversations between two individuals or groups or groups and individuals, and how to search for topics, people and organizations. There are little nuances that most people do not know, and I’ll be giving all that to those who show up.
USING GOOGLE IN THE AGE OF GOOGLE
The primary source that people use for research is Google. This incredible tool that has completely changed how we consume information has a potential hardly tapped by a majority of users. I’ll give you ways to narrow down your searches and how to find precisely find what it is your looking for. Also, remember the microfiche system at the library? Well, Google has its own. I’ll show you how to find it and use it.
FINDING THE FAKERS AND REMOVING BIAS
We all know there is bias in the media: left and right. But which ones are in the center, i.e. the moderates? I’ll give you a way to find out.
Most importantly, you know about all the fake news going around? What if I gave you a tool to pinpoint who is fake and who is not? That is something else I’ll provide.
Another thing: If you can’t find good, solid sources to quote or to give you credible viewpoints for your essay, article, or other work, then I’ll point you right to an incredible site that will give you just that.
TOOLS, TOOL, AND MORE TOOLS
Once this presentation is over, you should have everything you need to launch your research. If you have any questions, then I will have a Q&A session to follow.
I’m really stoked about this presentation. I hope you can make it out.