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Tutor profile: James D.

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James D.
High School Teacher, Online Instructor & Professional Writer, Speaker, Podcaster
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Subject: Writing

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Explain how "The Wizard Of OZ" and "Star Wars" are essentially the same story.

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Answer:

They both use common Mythological Story Structures explained by Joseph Campbell. While the settings were different in time and place, they both took us to a magical universe full of strange creatures. Dorothy and Luke both left the comforts of home in search of adventure. The Witch and Darth Vader both serve the role as villain, and each have a loyal following of minions. Dorothy has a mentor in the Fortune Teller/Wizard and Glenda, while Luke has one in Obi Wan Kenobi. They both enter the inner most cave (The Witch's Castle/The Death Star), and have companions that help them along the way. They both reach their desired outcomes when they realize the power they seek has been within them all along. Evil is vanquished and then they both return as heroes, wiser yet more humble.

Subject: US History

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What role did the Freemasons play in the Revolutionary War and formation of our country?

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Answer:

Many professors seem unaware that it was a lodge of Freemasons who led the Boston Tea Party, and that many of the leaders of the Revolution were Freemasons, including Paul revere, Benjamin Franklin, Samual Adams, Thomas Paine, and George Washington. Washington held lodge meetings at his encampments, and the secrecy the founders shared as Masons played a role in the loyalty and secrecy needed to carry out spy missions which helped to give the colonists an advantage over the British. Franklin also used his Masonic connections to gain favor in France and persuade the King to send soldiers, weapons, and a navy to help defeat the British. Many credit Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" as being the most influential writing to encourage a revolution. 9 of the signers of the Declaration Of Independence were Freemasons.

Subject: Communication

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Are word heavy Powerpoint presentations the best way to educate a large crowd?

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James D.
Answer:

NO, even though it is often done. This causes the crowd to focus on reading the words more than listen to you or watch your body language. Since body language communicates at much as 70% of our message, we lose our connection with the audience. If Powerpoint Presentations must be used, it is best to make them visual, with no more than 7-10 words, and space them out. Clicking from one slide to another forces the audience to only watch the screen. A slide should reinforce your spoken message, not replace it.

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