Response Paper to Former President and First Lady Carter

When president or mrs carter spoke i took their words

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to see what their nonverbal responses were to the President’s answers. When President or Mrs. Carter spoke, I took their words and interpreted them in my mind. Sometimes what I thought they were saying wasn’t actually what they meant, and their elaboration on the topic clarified it for me. For example, when Mrs. Carter mentioned that during their presidency, immunization for schools weren’t required in all fifty states, I found that really hard to believe, but after hearing how they were the ones who implemented that law, it made sense. When we evaluate, we are supposed to “think carefully about the message we receive” (Trenholm,S. 52). I though a lot about a quote President Carter said. “Reach for greatness and you’ll achieve greatness if you put people ahead of yourself” (Carter, J). The Carter’s do a lot of outreach programs to other countries that promote peace, freedom, and democracy. They are a couple that put others before themselves, which I found very inspiring. After listening to this quote from President Carter, I
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Running Head: RESPONSE PAPER 1 have since then responded in a way that reflects what they were saying. Trying to put others first ahead of myself in both verbal and nonverbal ways has been a goal this past week. PROMPT 3 When I attended the Carter presentation, I went into it with an open mind and decided not to let the opinions of others misguide or cloud my judgment. I wasn’t born when Carter was president so I don’t remember his presidency and the way he ran our country. I did not want to
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  • Spring '13
  • Dr.AbbyBrooks
  • Jimmy Carter, President of the United States, President Carter, White House

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