Archive | September 2013

Speech of the Week: Jennifer Lewis at Baggage Claim Premiere

This past weekend the film Baggage Claim opened in theatres and one of its stars, Jennifer Lewis, gave an unexpectedly powerful yet humorous speech at one of the premieres. From the description of the video she was answering a question about becoming an actor and/or working in the entertainment industry. Only her answer was universal regardless of what career you choose to pursue.

Besides being a funny and honest diva (respectfully speaking of course), Ms. Lewis four minute speech has the power to inspire listeners to love what they do and to be sure to find their passion. She even was able be honest when telling the audience that what you want is not going to come over night. 

Take a look at the speech above and go see her in Baggage Claim.  

The Post-Grad PR Life: Guest Blog Post Interview ft. Me

I’ve been meaning to share this, so it’s better late than never. I had the opportunity to answer a few question for the blog; PRiscope. I don’t want to spoil my answers, but I will share the questions I answered.

  1. Tell us about yourself—where did you/do you go to school, where are you from and what brought you to Peppercomm and public relations?
  2. What area of the industry do you find the most appealing and why?
  3. Any surprises or revelations about the industry?
  4. Where do you see yourself going in the industry?

Head on over to PRiscope now and see how I answered those questions. Leave a comment below and on my PRiscope guest blog post.

To learn more about my experiences, connect with me on LinkedIn.

Cheers to the Post-Grad PR Life!

David

Book Club Update: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

As I was scanning through online news today, I came across an article about my current book club selection: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I’m still in the process of reading the book, but was shocked as I read the article. My book club selection has been banned at a North Carolina high school. 

In my reading so far, I haven’t felt like the story of the book is “inappropriate or filthy” for teenagers.  

I want to know what you think about our current book club selection. If you’ve read or are reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, please answer the question in the survey and leave a comment below. 

Happy Reading!

Me & My Music: Solange – Lovers in the Parking Lot

 

The wait for a second music video from Solange is finally over! Today she released the visuals for her song, Lovers in the Parking Lot off of her [EP] True. To say I’m obsessed with this album is an understatement, I’ve listened to it so much, but still can’t get enough. 

This music video just makes me smile. For one, her dance moves are everything. She is such a free spirit and that translates so well into her music and moves. Solange is so in control of her empire, she’s directed this music video and only finished editing the new release late last night. 

To make this moment even more special for Solange, she recently launched her own record label; Saint Records. She is building a musical empire and staying fashionable while doing it. 

See more behind the scene pictures here. I’m now going to go and watch this music video over-and-over….

Live to Give: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross in my mind is most known for its blood drives, but the organization does much more to help those in need. That’s why today I’m going to feature the American Red Cross as my Live to Give cause/organization to support.

The Red Cross helps in five key areas:

  • Disaster Relief
  • Supporting America’s Military Families
  • Lifesaving Blood
  • Health and Safety Services
  • International Services

You can make an impact by donating money and blood, taking a class, and volunteering. Learn more on how you can help make a difference with the American Red Cross here.

Here’s the organization’s mission statementThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

We all should live to give and The American Red Cross is a great place to start. Do your part by clicking here