Do you struggle with Public Speaking?

I remember giving my first speech (as an adult).  I can’t begin to tell you how nervous I felt!  I really thought I was going to pass out! Heart palpitations.  Heavy breathing.  Anxiety.  You name it. Basically, all of the elements you do NOT want when giving a speech. Does this sound like you? Read: 7 Ways Women in Business Can be Great Public Speakers There are ways to crush.. Read More

5 Reasons Why Cookie Lyon IS the Boss!

Ok, so for those that know me, you know that I am a huge Empire fan.  If you really know me, then you know that’s a big deal because I am not much of a television person. For those that are unfamiliar with who or what Empire is, here it is briefly:  it is a television show about a drug dealer that was busted for dealing and his then-wife took the rap for him.. Read More

ProStyleSpeaks Recap: Careers in Media Day for HS Students

Last month, I posted an event for High School girls interested in pursuing careers in media and communication that took place on Saturday, October 25.  A lot of the girls knew their concentration in communications/media.  Some of the girls did not know which direction they wanted to go in their lives. It was a great opportunity for High School girls to learn the ins and outs of the industry as well as.. Read More

Seven Seconds: Why First Impressions Are Important

Keep the following quote in mind while reading this post: People often say that looks do not matter.  I cannot emphasize how much this is a lie.  To illustrate my point, here is my example:  when you first meet a stranger, what do you know about that stranger? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! Now, if you see this same stranger, what would you notice about him or her?  Hair?  Wardrobe?  Confidence? I discovered that you only have seven.. Read More

Saturday, October 25, 2014: High School Outreach Workshop Communications/Media Field

As some of you may know, I am a member of a High School Outreach Committee that focuses on helping high school girls interested in pursuing careers in the communications/media field.  I will also be a moderator for one of the panels at this event. The event is called Careers in Media Day.  It is half-day (9am-2pm) college and career prep program on Saturday, October 25.  Here are some details from our committee:.. Read More