Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

I'm coming back blogging in a big way!  Dream big! Achieve at your greatest heights and just do this thing. What are you waiting for anyway?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

RIP Ms. Sharon Tucker

It's a sad situation when you lose a parent to death.  We all have grown to know Kandis new husband, Todd Tucker's mom from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  Todd announced earlier tonight his mom died on his Instagram account.  Just a few minutes ago, Kandis did the same on Instagram with this statement, "Today has been a tough day. Our family has suffered a terrible loss. Sharon was the best mother in-law! She was fun, energetic, loving, & caring. I loved how she liked to get up & go all the time. She would get you in check one minute & give you a hug the next minute. She still had a young spirit. It's unbelievable that she's gone. I'm so sad for @todd167 because they were so close... He talked to her every morning & all thru out the day, every day. It's hard losing people that you love but when it's out of the blue with no warning it just makes it that much harder.... I'm still in shock."

Rest in peace Ms. Sharon.  May God Bless you!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

I watched The Real Housewives of Atlanta tonight and pretty much enjoyed the show.  I don't know why but I like Nene.  I think it is wonderfully how she has grown-up on the show and were showing herself in a better way.  She is not cussing and acting a fool.  She is just trying to take all the advantages and opportunities she is getting.  I don't blame her.  Just a few updates:

Nene:  Nene is preparing to perform or to host in Las Vegas  at Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity.  She is discussing that she doesn't want to be nude or show her skin.  She discusses the fact that she will work and do whatever it takes, but she is easy to work with, and she said people would attest to that fact.

Kenya: Still does not understand why or how she provoked  Porsha. She said it was just fun for her. Is bullying people really fun for the person who is, doing the bullying? It's sure not fun for the person who is being bullied.  I guess if she didn't go for Nene, there would be no need for her. She thinks everyone came after her and did not like her.  She doesn't think she is the problem.

Cynthia is the type of pretty girl without a brain.  Does she have a mind of her own?  I always taught my daughter to be a leader and not a follower.  When the wind shifts, Cynthia does too.  That's bad to see a grown woman who will not think on her own.  Does she really thinks Kenya is her friend?  She was all on Kenya side and did not think she was wrong for bullying Porsha. The next show will show how she ran and spilled the beans by blabbing her mouth.  Cynthia did this after Apollo told Peter something she couldn't wait to tell her new best friend who couldn't wait to cut Phaedra with it. It's about the man name Chocolate who Apollo accused Phaedra of dating while being married to him.

Porshe looked great at her modeling shoot.  She seems more confident than she was before. She will not apologize to Kenya for beating her butt because Kenya came for her.

Kandi will continue to be a cool person who is charming with everyone.  She won't side with any one person, except her mamma. She is busy preparing for Todd's eighteen-year-old daughter's arrival. The newlyweds have a discussion about giving kids too much, and Kandi thinks children should be happy so why not give them what they want as a reward.  Todd doesn't want his daughter getting everything and wants her to work for what she gets.

Tonight the show centered around  Nene.  It wasn't ghetto fabulous, but we know it is coming.  The show didn't introduce the two new girls tonight. You can believe when they show up they are going for the Queen.  After all, if they don't knock her off the throne, they will be back in the unemployment line.  I give this show a B+.  Nene is still running everything, and that's alright by me.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Putting Your Best Foot Forward While Interviewing

I received a phone call from an author who had blown a television interview. Apparently after 30 plus takes they told her that they would contact her later. She knew that they wouldn't. Not only could she not answer questions about her life, she froze and forgot what her book was about. She was so upset because she realized that she lost a great opportunity to be seen by thousands of people. Plus, she felt that the host would never call her back and so far she was right.

I immediately contacted my publicist and asked her to take this author and two others through media training. The training we received was from  Media  by Sistrunk. The owner of the company Deborah gave us some valuable information. I have used some of the information from participating in the training, in this article.  Often when you are being interviewed you plan what you are going to say, but what is just as important is what you don’t say. Not only is it important to have good talking points and good verbal skills but you must also have great non-verbal skills. The ability to communicate both verbally and non-verbally is essential. Nonverbal communication is often referred to as body language and includes gestures, expressions and postures.

Here are some do’s and don’t to help you navigate through the interview.

· Maintain eye contact with the person who is interviewing you. Keeping eye contact is a sure sign to the interviewer that you are focused on what they are saying.
· Sit up straight and lean forward to show that you are interested in what the person is saying.
· Keep your hands folded on your lap or the arm of the chair when listening to the interviewer.
· Smile when appropriate.

Don’t pick your hands.
Don’t slouch or slide down in your chair.
Don’t tap your fingers nervously.
Don’t fiddle with objects on the desk or near you.
Don’t ignore the interviewer by looking away from them.

Finally, know your subject matter. It is easy to forget information, but you can lessen your chance of this happening by practicing in front of a mirror. Maybe practice does not make perfect all the time, as said, but at least it will make the interview better. Practice these tips and you’ll appear as a confident and assured person while putting your best foot forward.

previously posted

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Path from Pain to Purpose

I've been going through a lot of thinking about what is my purpose and wondering if I am doing what God planned for me to do. But mostly, I've wanted to know how do I know if I'm working in my purpose.  I asked the question earlier in the year on one of my Facebook statuses how do you know what your purpose is in life. I've bought books and have been reading the Bible but still I felt lost. Several days ago I downloaded one of my favorite Christian author newest non-fiction book.  I had read her previous non-fiction book, I Shall Not Die: Living A Psalm 118:17 Existence.  From this book, I realized that I couldn't complain, and how truly important it is to have faith in God.  Now I reading, The Path From Pain to Purpose: Living A Romans 8:28 Existence (The Life Series), and already I feel like I know what God's purpose is for me. If you're going through something, you should never waver in your faith.  There are times we become afraid, and fearful if we hold on to God and have faith in Him, He will provide. Another thing, I love the way she explains why it is okay to ask God questions about things. Many of us have been instructed to not question God,  but the way she breaks it down, makes perfect sense that we can talk to Him about things without blaming or badgering.  Check the book out!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Phaedra Parks is not Allowing Anyone to Stop her Flow.

Phaedra Parks of the "The Real Housewives of Atlanta Show" is doing her thing going around promoting her book, "Secrets of the Southern Belle."  Even though, she has struggled and suffered the loss of her husband to the penal institution, she is still representing her interests by traveling and mingling with readers.  For those people who are putting her down, discouraging others to buy her book, and who just don't like her, she continues to move right along.  I'm sure that pisses off her distractors.  For a person like Phaedra, people talking negative about her and her brand probably just give her the motivation to persevere.  She continues to move right along, and she is looking glamorous doing it.  Her latest book tour stop was in Fort Worth, Texas at the Dock Bookshop.  Her fans came out in full force.

Check out her book, Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment.


Pictures from Dock Bookshop