How To Stand For Office &
 Build Your Own Free Online Campaign.
Get Off The Bench & Into The Game!
(Book Reference at Bottom)
My whole life I have been a teacher and a builder of empowerment tools. So, this website and campaign for office are also an example for you to copy if you wish. My goal was to make it simple and free so that other teammates could also run for office without need for money or hiring staff. Below, I will share with you how to build something similar. We are a team. If I can empower you, then our team becomes stronger and we improve the chance of making things better. Carpe Diem! Please share and empower others who also believe in building common sense solutions for the common good. (Other Examples)

How To

Google Site Website

Create a free gmail account
Goto www.sites.google.com
Create a free website like this one (more pretty if you wish - I wanted pure and simple.)
Site will exist but not have a pretty easy to remember domain name/url (www.domains.google.com)

Google Domain NameIf you want a pretty name for your website goto www.domains.google.com
Buy a domain name for $12/year
One time, connect this domain name to your google site
If desired, create free email forwarding
Google Drive Documents
If you have a gmail account goto www.drive.google.com
You can store 15GB of online material for free and share folders (view or edit options)

Use Google Forms to collect answers saved in a Google SpreadSheet



YouTube Channel and Playlists
If you have a gmail account goto www.youtube.com
One time, create your free Channel for storing your videos
Upload video to your channel then add to playlist if you wish
You can now link directly to your channel or your playlists
Use "End Screen" and "Card" to redirect towards playlists
Video Creation with PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2010+ has a simple option to save to video 
PowerPoint = File - Export - Video - Size
Insert audio1 = with Animations - Animation Pane - Effect Options - Sound - Other Sound (advantage auto slide length to audio length, disadvantage might want WAV format)
Insert audio2 = Drag/drop MP3 audio onto slide and then select - play in background - no loop (later must manually set video length to match audio length)
Record audio using phone or capture google translations using audacity
For a fee, www.presentermedia.com is an excellent source of royalty free images/video
Audio Recording by Mobile
Android: use Voice Recorder App 
App Options: File Type = MP3, Quality = Mono 16kHz
Rename after recording (makes visible later)
Connect phone to computer using USB cable
Goto Folder "Recorders" inside "Internal Phone Storage"
Copy audio files from phone to same directory as PowerPoint file on computer
Audio Edit/Capture with Audacity
Install free Audacity software onto computer
edit previously recorded audio via phone or record new audio (with microphone)
remove mistakes and silence, increase volume with Effect-Amplify
Save Project for future, File-Export-MP3
FormatFactory Convert Video to MP4 + Encode EVC(H264)
Install free FormatFactory software onto computer
Drop video files info FormatFactory
Choose Convert Type Mp4
Change 3 Video Settings
1-set Video Encode = EVC-H264 (required by twitter)
2-set Volume Control = 200% (increase volume for max play back volume)
3-set Bitrate(KB/s) = 96
Google Translate Text/Audio
Free text and audio translations at www.translate.google.com
Audacity program can record audio direct from web through speakers
Change 3 default Audacity Recording option from microphone to capture speaker out
1-Windows WASAPI (not MME or Directsound)
2-Speakers (not microphone)
3-Stereo Recording
Image Editing with Paint
Microsoft Paint is free, easy to use, and already installed on Windows computers
If possible, always choose free simple option first before more complicated GIMP or photoshop
Many simple image tasks can be done using Paint (PrtScr key captures screen, then paste into Paint)
Image Editing with GIMP
Install free GIMP image editing program which is equal to paid PhotoShop
Learn how to use Layers and basic tools from youtube training
Use copyright free images from sources like www.publicdomainfiles.com
For a fee, www.presentermedia.com is an excellent source of royalty free images/video
Graphic & Video Credits
Most of the videos on this website were made possible using an awesome service called PRESENTERMEDIA .
I encourage everyone who wants to make wonderful presentations and videos to become a member at www.presentermedia.com
Use PDFill Image Writer to convert any document to a JPG image for easy sharing
Install free PDFill Image Writer as a printer option (that prints to JPG image)
Design material in Word and print to JPG for sharing
Everyone can easily open and share images (not PDF or Word)
Edit JPG image files with Paint or Gimp

FaceBook - free account - page - group
www.facebook.com
Embed into google site = https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/page-plugin
Bulk upload/schedule = https://business.facebook.com/creatorstudio + "Create Post" + "Multiple Videos"
Twitter - post text and video
www.Twitter.com
Embed into google site = https://publish.twitter.com/#
Bulk upload and scheduling = https://studio.twitter.com/library

Instagram - post text and video
www.Instagram.com
Embed into google site = https://www.instagram.com/developer/embedding/
From PC upload/schedule = https://business.facebook.com/creatorstudio + click Instagram on top middle + Create Post
Pinterest - post text and video
www.Pinterest.com
Bulk upload with description possible using CSV file at https://www.pinterest.com/settings/bulk-create-pins
Bulk up requires direck url link to mp4 file online = use free google sites attachments option providing direct links

Tumbler - post text and video
www.Tumblr.com 

Reddit - community
Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.
Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members
MediaBang Paint Free Graphics Program
Simple way to edit Transparent PNG images
 
Animate a GIF: image on a google site = Edit HTML and add .gif?attredirects=0"
 
Backup Site: Classic Google Sites and other Google data can be exported with Google Takeout:
 https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout?pli=1  
Make table width adjust for small screens like mobile phones
Table Flexible Column
: Google Sites Table Layout = auto adjust to display size = 
<table style="border-collapse:collapse;table-layout:fixed;width:98%">
width set from row 1, so make sure this row is small/empty for mobile phone display
Link Inside Page: Create an anchor location within a page and then link to the anchor.
Example: Page1 edit HTML and create an anchor <a name="anchor">Text</a>.
Create hyperlink with this syntax: https://sites.google.com/{YourURL}/Page1#anchor.
If you have a mapped domain name, then use it instead.
 
Cross-Post to Instagram and Facebook from windows computer with Creator Studio. https://business.facebook.com/creatorstudio. Creator Studio brings together all the tools you need to effectively post, manage, monetize and measure content across all your Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts.
Allows facebook bulk upload of video and PC upload for Instagram
Video Editing using free VSDC software = http://www.videosoftdev.com
Amazing number of options - youtube training available
Reduce background noise using Audio Gate Filter (very helpful)
For a fee, www.presentermedia.com is an excellent source of royalty free images/video
Embed Google Photo Album: https://www.publicalbum.org/blog/embedding-google-photos-albums

Book Reference
https://www.amazon.com/ALL-NEW-Dont-Think-Elephant/dp/160358594X
Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate  - Sep 23, 2014 by George Lakoff
Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas―ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are proactive not reactive, positive not negative, ideas that need to be communicated out loud every day in public. The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant! picks up where the original book left off―delving deeper into how framing works, how framing has evolved in the past decade, how to speak to people who harbor elements of both progressive and conservative worldviews, how to counter propaganda and slogans, and more.
https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Christian-Nation-Political-Destroying/dp/0310267315
The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church – May 1, 2007 by Gregory Boyd
The church was established to serve the world with Christ-like love, not to rule the world. It is called to look like a corporate Jesus, dying on the cross for those who crucified him, not a religious version of Caesar. It is called to manifest the kingdom of the cross in contrast to the kingdom of the sword. Whenever the church has succeeded in gaining what most American evangelicals are now trying to get – political power – it has been disastrous both for the church and the culture. Whenever the church picks up the sword, it lays down the cross. The present activity of the religious right is destroying the heart and soul of the evangelical church and destroying its unique witness to the world. The church is to have a political voice, but we are to have it the way Jesus had it: by manifesting an alternative to the political, “power over,” way of doing life. We are to transform the world by being willing to suffer for others – exercising “power under,” not by getting our way in society – exercising “power over.”
https://www.amazon.com/Starfish-Spider-Unstoppable-Leaderless-Organizations/dp/1591841836
Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations – July 29, 2008 by Ori Brafman
If you cut off a spider's head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish's leg it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but now starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world.What?s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women's rights movements? 
https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Gorilla-How-Intuitions-Deceive/dp/0307459667
Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us – June 7, 2011 by Christopher Chabris
In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot.
https://www.amazon.com/World-Flat-3-0-History-Twenty-first/dp/0312425074
World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century – July 24, 2007 by Thomas Friedman 
"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.
https://www.amazon.com/Six-Thinking-Hats-Edward-Bono/dp/0316178314
Six Thinking Hats – August 18, 1999 by Edward de Bono
Used successfully by thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world, Six Thinking Hats offers a practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas.Your success in business depends on how you think. "The main difficulty of thinking is confusion," writes Edward de Bono, long recognized as the foremost international authority on conceptual thinking and on the teaching of thinking as a skill. "We try to do too much at once. Emotions, information, logic, hope, and creativity all crowd in on us. It is like juggling with too many balls."
https://www.amazon.com/Lateral-Thinking-Creativity-Step/dp/0060903252
Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step – February 24, 2015 by Edward De Bono 
The first practical explanation of how creativity works, this results-oriented bestseller trains listeners to move beyond a "vertical" mode of thought to tap the potential of lateral thinking.
THE classic work about improving creativity from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono. In schools we are taught to meet problems head-on: what Edward de Bono calls 'vertical thinking'. This works well in simple situations - but we are at a loss when this approach fails. What then? Lateral thinking is all about freeing up your imagination. Through a series of special techniques, in groups or working alone, Edward de Bono shows how to stimulate the mind in new and exciting ways. Soon you will be looking at problems from a variety of angles and offering up solutions that are as ingenious as they are effective. You will become much more productive and a formidable thinker in your own right.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-Improbable-Robustness-Fragility/dp/081297381X
Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable – May 11, 2010 by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.
https://www.amazon.com/Tipping-Point-Little-Things-Difference/dp/0316346624
Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – January 7, 2002 by Malcolm Gladwell
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
https://www.amazon.com/Smartest-Kids-World-They-That/dp/145165443X
Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way – July 29, 2014 by Amanda Ripley
How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review).
https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Bugs-Brains-Flaws-Shape/dp/0393342220
Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives by Dean Buonomano
The human brain may be the best piece of technology ever created, but it’s far from perfect. Drawing on colorful examples and surprising research, neuroscientist Dean Buonomano exposes the blind spots and weaknesses that beset our brains and lead us to make misguided personal, professional, and financial decisions. Whether explaining why we are susceptible to advertisements or demonstrating how false memories are formed, Brain Bugs not only explains the brain’s inherent flaws but also gives us the tools to counteract them.
https://www.amazon.com/Blink-Power-Thinking-Without/dp/0316010669
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – April 3, 2007 by Malcolm Gladwell
Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N48SXRB/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i6
Your Brain's Politics: How the Science of Mind Explains the Political Divide - Dec 1, 2016 by George Lakoff
At first glance, issues like economic inequality, healthcare, climate change, and abortion seem unrelated. However, when thinking and talking about them, people reliably fall into two camps: conservative and liberal. What explains this divide? Why do conservatives and liberals hold the positions they do? And what is the conceptual nature of those who decide elections, commonly called the "political middle"?
The answers are profound. They have to do with how our minds and brains work. Political attitudes are the product of what cognitive scientists call Embodied Cognition — the grounding of abstract thought in everyday world experience. Clashing beliefs about how to run nations largely arise from conflicting beliefs about family life: conservatives endorse a strict father and liberals a nurturant parent model...




















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