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Hello all sassy and classy diva's I have a offer that you can't refuse Urban Vibe Inc. is looking for SASSY AND CLASSY DIVA'S to be HOSTESS of a online TRUNK Show. By hosting a online trunk show will get free Urban Vibe Inc. product and great discounts on all product when you host an online show. For more info please email me @ or inbox me of msg on faceebook

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Most of us think of celebs in terms of entertainers.  But the category is far more vast.  A celeb is anyone who has notoriety with the general public or a select group of people.  So the range of celebrity talent goes from famous actors, dancers and writers to hair stylists, inventors or maybe even an industry expert. What determines brandability can be summed up with two questions. WHO would be interested? WHY would they care?

My determination process may seem a bit crass, but it cuts to the chase and saves loads of time.  Once we determine theWHO, the WHY is almost as important.  Its the WHY that dictates longevity and level of success.  A fly-by-night sensation will lose its shine once the 15 minutes of fame or over, that is unless we keep giving them more WHYs.

EXAMPLE: Last year we were all singing the "Pants On the Ground" song courtesy of General Larry Platt.  The General appeared on the season 9 auditions of American Idol.  Platt then embarked on a whirlwind media tour that included appearances on The View and Ellen and even spawned his own You Tube Channel (click here to visit).  There were posters and t-shirts and even an attempt at a iTunes single.  Let's face it, General Platt became an epidemic.

Now fast forward one year.  We could care less about the "Pants" (on the ground or otherwise).  So what made the excitement fizzle?  No rocket science required here, the reason WHY the General WAS famous, but ceased to be current or interesting.  Of course there are other factors that contribute to brandability, I made a quick list below.

Here are the key factors to be BRANDABLE:

  1. Be Clear -  clearly determine your fan base
  2. Be Interesting -  can you keep the fans interested long term
  3. Be Personable -  can you connect to your audience on a personal and emotional level
  4. Be Authentic -  fans don't care if you are an angel or an ass, they just want it real

Remember Branding is all about 'promise of value'.  Determine your value, and you determine your brand.

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Media Tips for Budding Journalists

For those of you who don't know, I spent more than 25 years in radio and television news. I was everything from a reporter to fill-in anchor to assignment editor and producer. I even filled in as a photographer during my early days in TV.

Today, my role as a media consultant is to help those seeking media attention find it. That includes coaching and preparing clients so they will be, what I call, “media marketable.”

But those seeking media attention aren’t the only ones who need tips. Anyone who is or wants to be in the business of interviewing others should have their act together as well. With BlogTalk radio on the scene, many wanna be radio hosts have popped up.

So here are some tips for those of you who want to give your best as the interviewer on the airwaves:

  • Never give your guest the questions in advance. Many guests will try to give you a list of prepared questions. It’s OK to accept them but let them know you may not ask any or all of them. Giving them the questions in advance allows them to rehearse answers and not come across as natural during the interview.
  • Always check to make sure your equipment is working.
  • Treat the guest with respect. The interviewee deserves respect whether they are the President or just an average Joe Blow.
  • Take control of the interview. Don’t let your guest over your show.
  • You are not the center of attention. Remember you are there to get the perspective of the guest not give your own.
  • Do the research you need to, but don’t try to cram it all into your questions. Before you start the interview put yourself in the shoes of a member of your audience. If they were here, what would they ask?
  • The interview is a conversation. It is not a confrontation. You are not there to make the interviewee look stupid.
  • Shorter questions are better than longer ones. The more detail there is in the question the more difficult it is for the interviewee to track what you are asking. Be as direct as you can without being rude.
  • Be sure of your facts. There’s nothing worse than being told you are wrong by an interviewee – especially when it’s live.
  • Listen carefully to your guest’s responses. You might come up with some follow-up questions.

Being credible as an interviewer means being professional and prepared.

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C.H.A.M.P. Within - Teen Kids - Single Parent Home - Book / Ebook - Traci S Campbell
In these very tough economic times, emotions and mindsets are stressed out and challenged to the MAX! This is especially true for teens, pre-teens, and single parents. In this day and age of reality TV...wouldn't you like to finally see a show or program that is not only entertaining, but actually (and I mean REALLY) help families going through tough emotional and mental trials? AND ... see these same folks have their DREAMS COME TRUE in the process?

Of course you do!

That is where The C.H.A.M.P. Experiment comes in to your life.

The C.H.A.M.P. Experiment is a new documentary / reality show based on the book and workbook program, The C.H.A.M.P. Within, by author and advocate, Traci S. Campbell. Teens and their families will be featured that need help in some area of their lives: mentally, emotionally, financially, you name it! And you will see them put the practical and spiritual practices outlined in The C.H.A.M.P. Within program to work in their lives. For those who stick to it and make a real effort for change ... you will see Traci S. Campbell and her team do whatever it takes to make the dreams for these deserving families come true.

How COOL is that?

You can check out our introduction video at:

Add your city to the map by letting us know what issues are challenging your community:

Show your support for C.H.A.M.P. by joining us at The C.H.A.M.P. Within on Facebook

* For more information about the show, The C.H.A.M.P. Within program, and the creator/author, Traci S. Campbell call us at 1-888-519-2299 or complete the form at

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Hello, this is Traci S Campbell - Hope that everyone is well :) I wanted to stop by and let you know that my video shoot in Houston was successful - it will launch soon. We have also begun accepting applications for our Houston Guide. We are developing this as a resource guide for parents in this TX area. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a featured business, please let me know. Additionally, I am asking Houston parents to submit their "topic" suggestions for our new videos and radio show. The goal is to discuss subjects that will help teens, tweens, married and single parents, as well as to feature C.H.A.M.P. Kids and single parents that are doing "exceptional things" in their lives. Please feel free to visit my blog: and complete the quick poll on the left hand side of the page. I look forward to receiving your suggestions ...
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The Makeup Show NYC

The Makeup Show NYC

Is proud to present some of the industry's top artists and speakers
for their May 2010 show.

Danny Sanz, Johnny Lavoy, Jon Hennessey, Esterique,
Orlando Santiago, Kathy Aragon, and others!

Learn hands-on what you need to know to succeed in the industry:

Exploring the Avant-Garde, Camera Ready Makeup, Essential Airbrush, Essential Eyes, Bridal Beauty and Perfect Skin, Celebrity Beauty,
Basic Hairstyling for Makeup Artists and more
are on this year's exciting schedule!

It’s the must-attend event for the industry!

Sunday, May 16th & Monday, May 17th 2010

9:00 am- 6:00 pm daily
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
New York City

You can contact The Makeup Show Office at 212.242.1213 or
by emailing

How to Makeup Tutorial / Virtual Makeover / Beauty Tips

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Le Fash’Ink ™ Fashion, Beauty & Body Art Extravaganza & Industry ForumsMemphis, TNThursday, May 20, 2010Officially Sanctioned “Peace Week” Event presented by ABetterMemphis.comWhat is Le Fash’Ink?Le Fash’Ink is a Fashion, Beauty and Body Art Runway Show that will highlight the latest trends in fashion, beauty and body art. Models will exhibit the newest in fashion as well as body art before an audience of customers, aficionados and industry insiders. In addition, the event will educate aspiring models and potential professionals through several forums that are moderated by industry professionals in various aspects of the fashion and beauty industry. This event is chic, exotic and free to the public. Le Fash’Ink is not just a fashion show…it is an experience.PurposeIn the spirit of “Memphis Peace Week”,, Inc.’s Le Fash’Ink seeks to educate, create awareness, and increase demand throughout the Memphis and surrounding communities for occupations that directly correlate to fashion, art, culture, beauty and design. will establish a scholarship fund that will assist single parents and low income students in attending a Historically Black College or University and/or trade school for a profession or peripheral profession in the above stated industries.Get InvolvedLe Fash’Ink is a great place for visibility for your business, product or information. This event plays host to a diverse demographic group. The energy and excitement surrounding this event is unmatched to that of traditional fashion events.We are looking for volunteers, vendors, and sponsors. For sponsorship and/or vendor opportunities, email for a package.Thanks,Teresa JanesEvent Manager/Organizer
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Donate for a cause!

Hello there Family and Friends,BGC, Inc. needs you to donate whatever you can to help us become successful. We have two fashion shows coming up, a wardrobe to provide for a play, and charities that need us! With every purchase made, 10% of the sale goes to charities for children, breast cancer research, and domestic abuse organizations. We need you! They need us! Let's work together and make this happen. Please email us here, via Facebook Syreeta Rios, or via email and we can send you a paypal invoice for the amount you would like to donate.Be the change you want to see in the world people!LoveS. Sahara Riosceo Big Gyrl Clothing, IncFashion for the Urban Plus
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Plus Size Social Network just for us!

Hello,My name is Olivia. I am the owner of it is a social network for plus size women and our admirers, friends, and family. It is a website very similar to myspace but it is owned and operated by a Plus Size Woman.I am hoping that everyone takes the time to come to the website and join. It is free no gimmicks and no hassles. It is still getting itself off the ground so bare with me as I make improvements and make it the best plus size social network on the net.I will also be having functions outside the internet so I hope you take time and attend them if they are in a city near you.Peace and Blessings,Olivia
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YES, Darla's Closet Boutique and her Simply Smashing Spring Fashion Show was the first to showcase/feature my NEW Spring/Collection of Bikinis! The "Gia" Bikinis are sold as a set OR separates; and top size ranges are: 32-34; 34-36; 36-38; bottom sizes ranges are: S/M/L. Most popular sales are the tops!Delivery time for these beauties are 10-14 business days (not including holidays). Exclusively sold at Darla's Closet Boutique or (661.949.1049) at an "exclusive" price too! But please feel free to log onto my website:; phone: 800.731.3105; or email: if you have questions, would like to sell any of our items, or would like to order an item not shown on the slide below/or the website!Check out the slide show below of the runway presentation of the NEW "Gia" Bikinis and a few other popular items by Tracey Ambrose W.R.A.P.
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Join us!Tuesday 10amRadio Show: Paying for Collegew/ special guests Aurora and Serge of Default: The Student Loan Documentary fame.Call in at (347) 237-5446 &Log on at your questions via chat or phoneWe’ll cover scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. Bring your questions!
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Spring Charity Fashion Show

Spring Charity Fashion is scheduled for Spring 2009 in Memphis, TN. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. In kind donations of wigs, scarves, hats and gas cards will also be accepted.This is planned to be a big event with local and national designers involved. A Model Call will be scheduled for this event as soon as the date and location is secured. If you have already submitted your information, thank you, we may contact you individually before the model call to meet you if you indicate interest in the Fashion Show. In order to participate in the show, you must make yourself available for rehearsals, meetings and any fittings. We will try to accommodate your schedules and limit the number of meetings. Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, and Nail Technician will be provided for the show. Models participating in the show will receive their images and a complimentary profile in the showbook as compensation. You will have the option to include your personal and/or Agency info in this ad.For consideration, please email 3 photos- a headshot, full body shot (no nudes), & non-professional photo (no makeup/airbrushing)-, along with your name, statistics and contact information to If you have participated in Fashion Shows in the past, please let us know. Feel free to include a resume. Makeup Artist, Nail Technicians and Hair Stylist will be provided for the show.We are also on the lookout for Photographers, Designers, Wardrobe Specialist, Nail Technicians & Hair Stylist as well. Drop us a line if you are interested. If you need Head 2 Models to promote your product or be involved in a show you are doing, please don't hesitate to contact us.We are looking for sponsors. If you would like to sponsor the Charity Fashion Show, please email h2tmodels@gmail.comWe will partner with other Modeling/Talent Agencies to make this event a successful one for the charity involved. Contact us by email if interested.Serious Inquiries Only!! No Nudes-- Swimsuit submissions will be accepted! All submissions from all individuals are welcome!!RegardsTajHead 2 Toe Models & Talent Marketing(a division of Relaxing Minds)
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Black History Radio Shows (2)

This week, my guest on the Success Strategies radio show will be Kwende Ukaidi of the Birmingham bookshop Yemanja.Yemanja have a very exciting educational and culture programme for Black History Month.I hope you can join us. To listen to the broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and to hear recordings of previous shows, visit: read about the previous guests on my shows, visit:Black History in LondonBlack History Radio ShowsTo read an article about the origins of Black History Month UK, click here.
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Paulette West M.B.E describes her business as "Growing Aspiring People by profiling and showcasing positive role models, promoting excellence in leadership and bringing financial, educational and entrepreneurial success to the heart of the BME community".In addition to this work, she holds a senior leadership role with Barclays Bank.Paulette will receive her M.B.E. from the Queen next month.Join us on the Success Strategies radio show this Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. UK time. Plus you can liste to recordings of the previous shows. Click here to listen.
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OK Im working on a African American themed bridal show for the Bay Area to take place the 2nd quarter of 2009. Im excited becuase we havent had one in the Downtown area in forever, let alone one that caters to us.Im currently working on checking the Federal trademark as well as googling the name that Im interested in and getting the paperwork together for the service mark with the State of CA. Not sure if I want to do a Federal trademark or not since I dont plan on taking this out of Cali.One of the good things that I have on my side is that Im being mentored by Richard from AFWPI. He is a funny guy and we talked for almost 1 hour earlier today and he gave me lots of direction of what not to do (So good to have a mentor!)Im going to keep you all posted on how it goes down.
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