-> # Hi, my name is Jason Redman. ## I live in Oklahoma City. <-   I'm a pretty busy guy. I work full-time at Barnes & Noble as an Assistant Manager. I'm also an adjunct professor at Platt College teaching leadership, computers, and legal aspects of hospitality a few times a year. My wife and I have a technology consulting business where we help small businesses with everyday technology needs from social media, cost effective website, to just problem solving day to day issues. I'm the president of a non-profit called Inclusion in Art that is helping to promote diversity in the arts community of Oklahoma City and beyond. I also started, with the help of my wife Kasie, a community organization called HOPE for soap that helps gather unused hotel soap and other toiletries and get them to batter women's shelters, homeless teens, or anyone who needs them. *** ->![Jason Redman](https://storage.googleapis.com/b.swipeusercontent.com/iHI8RzNAkn3wJLgSSjUxA-atgPyTmo-500.jpg)<- *** ->## After watching "Dead Poet's Society" I knew I wanted to be a teacher; and speak in front of people. ### I love presenting, I'm really good at it.<-   Teaching is important to me because I want to make a difference in people's lives. Everyday I am learning something new and helping someone else learn something new. I have a fulfilling day when these 2 things get accomplished. I really enjoy getting up in front of people and giving presentations. I love the feeling of seeing what I'm explaining to the audience "click" on their faces: when they have that "ah ha" moment. Teaching encompasses various forms in my life, from teaching in the classroom, to sharing brands I believe in with others (such as Swipe) to teaching myself something new. Not many people are open to teaching or being educated. Society makes people feel that being taught something means you're somehow lesser of a person, or weak; this simply is not true. Being open to learning and striving to educate yourself is a strength everyone should attain to have. *** -> ![Hope For Soap](https://storage.googleapis.com/b.swipeusercontent.com/RXEY2zRFNyw5ow6ryKzGfiAQ_EzK2o-1029.png) <- *** Get involved in your community, be open to new experiences, make friends with people who you normally wouldn't. You'd be amazed at what you can learn from people outside your social circle. Most importantly don't be judgmental! You may think you know someone by the way they look or their affiliation with a group; but until you spend time with them and get to know them on a personal level don't make snap judgments. People have off days, you don't know what someone may be going through at that particular moment. Be kind and understanding. KINDNESS and UNDERSTANDING will keep you out of trouble! *** ->![Inclusion In Art](https://storage.googleapis.com/b.swipeusercontent.com/lwuMV6h7VAo1vgnphW61I-j443rNWU-748.jpg)<- *** ->## Do for others first. ### I'm always looking to help others and then really cool things happen (like getting more followers on Twitter!)<-     I live my life everyday to help others. First and foremost to do what I can for my wife, Kasie. She is an amazing woman who not only is smart, hard working, thoughtful and caring and beautiful; but has a truly creative mind. She sees opportunities in problems and can see all the options where most people are stuck at step one. Helping others has helped me to develop friendships with people all over the world; from Israel to China, to England to Dubai. I saw a quote on Facebook the other day saying something to the effect of: ###### *If you give someone an item expecting something in return you're not helping them you're doing business.* If people in all areas of life would focus on helping others first (without them having to ask for help) you would see some amazing things. This idea of helping can spill over to the business world as well. Anytime I am networking with people I find out what they do and see how I can help them (not how they can help me). Doing so has opened many doors that otherwise would have stayed shut. *** ->![Inclusion In Art](https://storage.googleapis.com/b.swipeusercontent.com/9GSOKYYyC1rj2mPyXNgxe33mhr8h-A-507.png)<- *** [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-redman/14/865/a72) / [Twitter](https://twitter.com/beingredman) / [Hope For Soap](http://www.hopeforsoap.org/) / [Inclusion In Art](http://inclusioninart.com/)