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Do everything, be interested in everything. Don’t wait for someone to hire you. Go create your own destiny. Don’t listen to “no.” Don’t only go the “accepted” route waiting for a representative to make a connection or get a job. Do it yourself.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Award-wining director, best-selling author and actress Leslie Zemeckis. Leslie is launched her award-winning documentary “Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer” with Cinema Libre Studios, to coincide with Women’s History Month. …


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Make sure your writing skills are top notch. Writing is the core skill for publicists and without good, basic skills, you’ll be behind the eight ball. Also, make sure you know the media landscape. It’s so important to understand the outlets you’re pitching.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Annie Scranton, President & Founder of Pace Public Relations. Annie & her team focus solely on media relations — that is, getting their clients placements on traditional news outlets in TV, radio, print & digital. On any given day, Pace PR has multiple clients on national TV — something that isn’t easy! …


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…There is no substitute for putting in the work. A mentor of mine used to say, “get paid to get your reps in”. You can watch and critique others and yourself for hours (and you should!), but there’s nothing like getting up every day and grinding away yourself. That’s how you get better. Hard work + preparation are my secret weapons and the cool part about them, is everyone can access those instruments.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Danielle Robay. Danielle is a TV host + entertainment journalist, who is transforming her generation’s relationship with media. She currently brings a blend of candid political and cultural commentary to WCIU’s popular morning news program The Jam, where she’s the youngest TV host in Chicago — she also engages with over 250,000 fans on her social media platforms. Her previous on-air reporting and hosting credits include Entertainment Tonight Online, NBC 4, and HLN’s Dr. Drew, where she’s interviewed everyone from Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock to Michael B. …


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Mourn first. You gotta face your feelings head-on. It’s easy to take girls trips, go on drinking binges, or even jump into a new relationship. But these distractions are just delaying your healing process.

As part of our series about the “5 Things You Need To Know To Survive And Thrive After A Divorce Or Breakup” I had the pleasure of interviewing (Yue Xu and Julie Krafchick from the Dateable Podcast).

Recently featured on CNN and KQED, Dateable is one of the top podcasts about dating, love, and sex. More importantly, the show dives into the ‘why’ of people’s behavior. They’ve interviewed thousands of daters and world-renowned love experts and have discussed everything from sex parties to sex droughts, date fails to diaper fetishes, and first moves to first loves. Through the podcast, they answer the big questions like ‘Is monogamy dead?’ ‘How will dating change from COVID-19’ and ‘Do Millennials even want to find love?’ By hearing others’ stories and perspectives, Dateable empowers listeners to throw out the rules and challenge the way they date in a world that continues to change every day.


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“There’s so much that may go into who get’s the job, that sometimes it has nothing to do with you being the best actor.”

We had the pleasure to interview Elisa Perry. Elisa can be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Sony Pictures Roman J. Israel, Esq. and in the Netflix special series “Godless” which has been named one of the 10 Best New series of 2017. She has a small role in Ready Player One by director Steven Spielberg and a role opposite Brad Pitt in Ad Astra for director James Gray.

Elisa studied at the prestigious Lee Strasbrug Theatre and Film Institute in New York and later spent several years performing on stage as well as appearing in several independent films and television commercials. Elisa even lent her talents to the world of comedy for a time, performing stand up to US troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Kosovo. But acting remains Elisa’s true passion and the African soap opera, Her Majesty’s Visit, was her first televised role. Elisa and her best friend Oscar winning actress Viola Davis have appeared in four projects together over the years including episodes of “How to Get Away With Murder.’’


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Stay ready. You always want to be prepared for what you ask for and when the opportunity comes, you have to be ready. I missed out on some great opportunities in the beginning of my career because I wasn’t “ready.”

As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Esnavi, Top 40 Recording Artist — Print Model and Voiceover Artist.

Hailing from Milwaukee, Esnavi, is a multifaceted artist with a voice of undeniable soul, lyrics of thought provoking truth, and music that harmoniously blend everything in between. Exit E received critical acclaim from many industry insiders as one of the Best Albums from an independent artist. Her debut single, Unexpected Love reaches the top 40 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts shortly after its release and remained there for over 15 weeks. Her music has been heard on WBLS 105.7 …


By Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated

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Times are tough these days. Recently companies have begun offering mental health programs for their employees. These are excellent initiatives and we’d love to help spread the word. We reached out to more than a dozen leaders to share ideas that companies should offer to promote mental wellness. Please enjoy their ideas below.

Jen Fisher, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer


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Don’t emulate my career… ALWAYS BE YOUR OWN PERSON!

We had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Govan, Reality Star and Founder of Shop in Real Life. Acclaimed both for her grace and for an edgy, angular flair, Laura Govan, 37, is best known as one of the breakout personalities as some of television’s top rated reality shows. …


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By Jason Remilard, CEO of Data443 Risk Mitigation

We live in a world where data breaches and ransomware have crippled even large multinational organizations. What does every company need to tighten up their approach to Data privacy and Cybersecurity? What are the new threats that companies should be aware of?

In a recent interview series in Authority Magazine called “5 Things You Need To Know To Optimize Your Company’s Approach to Data Privacy and Cybersecurity” we interviewed close to two hundred Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Experts, as well as CTOs and CISO who discussed these these questions. Here are twenty highlights of their interviews.

Angela Saverice-Rohan, EY Consulting


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“More responsibility, more money. I’m still working on this myself. But it’s well documented that women generally don’t negotiate as hard or as much in salary discussions. When I started my first job, I learned that a man who was hired at the same time and same level held out for more money, “just because.” When I left that job, I learned a (different) man who was doing the same job as me was earning about 30% more. It’s not easy, but it’s something I wish I had thought about more earlier in my career.”

I had the pleasure to interview Meg Tirrell. She is the host of a series at CNBC (mainly working with awesome producer Jodi Gralnick) called Modern Medicine, where they tell stories about incredible science that’s changing the way we treat disease. And through daily beat reporting at CNBC they shed light on the incredibly complicated system of drug pricing and paying for health care in this country — from headline-grabbers like Martin Shkreli to the systemic pressures that drive health costs higher for everyday people.

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