Professionals

The Power of Small Business

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Running and managing anything is never a small feet so when you have to manage a business, you really have your hands full.  As a small business owner myself, I tend to feel the difficulties of managing every and yet still come out in the black. I haven’t mastered that yet but it’s a goal I’ve never lost sight of.


The Power of Small Businesses was the topic as we’ve had some creative, self motivated women entrepreneurs that are clear on how to stay successful in the market place. They both offer unique services and produces which keeps their customers coming back.


Nikki Porcher and Shannon Evans are two vibrant business owners who are making their way here in Atlanta.  Shannon owning an event space and restaurant and Nikki providing Black women an outlet to promote their own business and products. While other women look to buy from them. It’s collaborative economics at it’s best.


Their message to the masses is not to be discouraged about any obstacles but to keep going. They want people to think out of the box, know and believe that it’s possible. Write it down in a business plan and be comfortable in changing/updating it when needed.


For more about their stories, feel free to check the show out on the Real Chicks Rock! Channel on YouTube.

Check out the episode - The Power of Small Business on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube channel and stay connected to these ladies.

Nikki Porcher - Buy From a Black Woman

Shannon Evans - Shannon S. Evans - Studio 7

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Women in Corporate Management

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Some Women Hold All The Cards...

I often times express how I feel about Corporate America, however, these ladies made me see things slightly different. The guests on my show are powerful, strategic, forward-thinking and professional women.  They were the epitome of what well-spoken, articulate professionals should look like. The Topic: Women in Corporate Management on RCR! Presents Real Discussions was insightful as my guests Latoya Parker, Reyna Jones, Lee Ashby Watts and Diana Lee Caplinger talked about their journey from education to current positions.  These women love what they do from a Digital Communications Strategist to Chief Marketing Officer to COO to Senior Leader in Program Management.  Their experiences spanned across several different markets, demographics and corporate cultures.  They have learned to pay attention, stay informed and plan their next move.  It’s been exciting for them, fun and rewarding.  Not one of them would want to change what they’ve had to do to get to the top.  Their advice for the masses…

Be prepared, know what you want and put in the work.

If you missed the discussion, feel free to check out on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

~ Embrace who you are

~ Embrace your heritage

~ Embrace your multi-cultural lifestyle and experiences

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The Art of Photography

 

Topic: The Art of Photography


Gotta Give Thanks For What They See...

What better way to bring in the holidays than to talk with creative beings, that look through their lenses to see everyone’s beauty.  RCR! Presents Real Discussions, our guests were Melissa Alexander, Maurice Thompson and Demetrius Williams – Topic: The Art of Photography.

It was insightful, filled with laughs and infused with next level goals. It was an opportunity to give those who are hardly in front of the camera, to have a voice and talk about the ART of it all.  Their span of work has touched music festivals, events, galas, documentaries, videos, still portraits and action shots.  They have captured people, places and things that resonates with their lenses as a piece of art.  Their visuals contributions have been appreciated as it targets people of color and the beauty that they carry.

We want thank our guests for what they do and their contributions to our communities. Thanks to everyone who listened in, liked, commented and shared the show. Thanks to Instinct Radio for letting us come through for the afternoon. 

If you missed the discussion, feel free to check out on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

~ Embrace your beauty.
~ Capture more moments.
~ Support the Arts and the people who are passionate about it.

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#TheClickATLOn RCR! Presents Real Discussions, our guests were:

Melissa Meli-Mel Alexander: http://www.phyllisiller.com/

Maurice Thompson: ClickArtist Media

Demetrius Williams: http://www.usphotog.com/

 

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A Day For Women Entrepreneurs

A Day For Women Entrepreneurs

When women from all walks of life come together to support each other in the area of their business, it becomes a day that will stay with you for quite some time. 

A Night Filled with Purple Promises

A Night filled with Purple Promises...

Purple has always been my favorite color and sees it on a sea of empowered women always puts a smile on my face. The date was Saturday, October 14, 2017. The location Columbus, GA Trade and Convention Center. The Event is Purple Promises Domestic Violence Awareness Gala. 

Women and men gathered in one place for a night of celebration, newness, and life. Everyone looked beautiful as the pictures were being taken, compliments were given and hugs were exchanged. Twelve (12) women were honored for their commitment to change for themselves by saying no more to enduring a domestic violence situation. 

Founder of Powerful Beginnings ~ Monika Thornton was no exception to the rule. As a domestic violence survivor herself, when she made the decision to endure it any longer, she knew she wanted to help others once they made the transition not to go back. 

Powerful Beginnings have been doing some impactful things in the Columbus, GA area so when they asked me to be the Mistress of Ceremonies, I couldn't resist. It was a wonderful night and experience for me. Meeting wonderful people, both survivors and supporters made it a night to remember.

Let's Hear It One Time for Da' Funk...

A Conversation with Jason Orr was the topic for this past Sunday on RCR! Presents Real Discussions. Jason has always claimed Atlanta as his home and has seen it continue to grow over the years. Born in Savannah, GA and raised in the A. He was always a creative being and loved it when he was sent to his room so he could continue to create. 

In the early years, he was a dancer in group winning talent shows, he learned about lighting, production and the list goes on and on.  His love of music was always there. However, when his mom took him to legendary concerts and shows, that's when his mind was blown. 

You'll have to check out the interview to hear how FunkJazz Kafe® was birthed, all the people that Jason gives credit to and where his inspiration came from.  His film FunkJazz Kafe® ~ Diary of a Decade is a critically acclaimed must see so, when it comes to your city, don't miss it. It captures 10 out of the 23 years of the FunkJazz Kafe® era. 

Thank you, Jason Orr, for sharing and spending time with us. Thanks to Instinct Radio for letting us break this bread on air.  And thanks to you, you and YOU for listening, liking, sharing and showing support. 

Feel free to view all 3 parts of this conversation on my timeline or on the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

~ Keep forms of inspiration close to your soul.
~ Either get your mind blown or blow minds.
~ Work on things that could leave a legacy.

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A Conversation with Ken Rye - The Strategy Guy

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Topic: A Conversation with Ken Rye. Aired on September 17, 2017.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet Ken Rye ~ The Strategy Guy! 

I was fortunate that our schedules aligned and I was able to have A Conversation With Ken Rye on RCR! Presents Real Discussions. This one put me in a humble position because not only was I a fan of his when he was WCLK 91.9 FM here in Atlanta, but he also became my mentor.  His early days at the radio station taught him well as he met some of the most influential artists in the business.  His radio and business partner Ken Beatty also played a significant part in Ken's life. This year reflects 10 years since Ken Beatty has passed, however, his presence and words of wisdom live with Ken today. 

Ken has the ability to constantly see talented, skilled individuals and provide strategic suggestions that take their brand to the next level.  He gets it and understands what drives markets, global presence, and brand recognition. 

Working for major corporations was his focal point as well as bringing live shows to the Atlanta area.  Ken believes that the connections between an audience, the artist, and the music make it all magical. 

Now, Ken Rye and I work together in producing live shows and entertainment under his brand Hot Ice Live. 


There's so much to say about this guy from his early days in Detroit, growing up in Chicago and then his Morehouse years in Atlanta. Marketing, Strategic Planning and his love for music all make up the man we know and see working with so many today. He's got history, stories and loads experience to paint the picture of Atlanta, various artists and the world of entertainment. 

Go check out the full interview on the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.

Special thanks to Ken Rye for coming by and spending some time with me. Thanks to Instinct Radio for giving us the space and time to have the interview. 

Remember to... 

~Take every opportunity to build relationships.
~ Leave people with a good experience. 
~ Make every step lead you towards becoming legendary. 

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