Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The "Radio Personality" Jamila Vance

Jamila Vance, The Jaye Spot CEO / Host who’s in charge of business operations. Having worked in many fields from television, healthcare, and insurance, Jamila is able to bring a lot more to The Jaye Spot than a gorgeous smile and magnetic personality! A pro with ambition, Jamila is ready to take on any venture aligned with her dreams!

TheBOSSNetwork: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career? 

Jamila Vance: Some of the obstacles I faced in the beginning were; coming up with an informative yet engaging format for The Jaye Spot.

BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

JV: I was inspired to break into the radio industry because I was on a personal quest to do what I’m passionate about opposed to just working a job that I had No desire to do. Since I love to talk, being in radio comes naturally.

BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance? 

JV: My balance is still a work in progress.

BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?

 JV: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me". Philippians 4:13

BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?

JV: The person who is influential to me is my mother. Because even though she faced a lot of adversity in her life; she always managed to get back up. I have learned to always go for what I want and Never let anyone or anything stand in the way.

BN: What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong? 

JV: My business must-haves are faithful listeners and advertisers for The Jaye Spot.

BN:  What is your definition of a BOSS? 

JV: My definition of a BOSS is one who Boldly Overcomes Sidetracking Situations and continue to accomplish their goals.

Be sure to follow Jamila Vance on Twitter @JayeSpot and check out her products and services at www.JayeSpot.com

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The battle of the mediums By: Kristen Pope

We’re in the battle of the mediums, and depending on which day you ask, determines who’s winning.

TV vs. Digital

HBO vs. Netflix

Broadcast News vs. Blogs

…and on and on.

More and more we hear why TV is a dying breed and everything we watch, will soon be online.That’s true. There will need to be an online presence for just about everything that happens on TV, or in our modern world, or…it’s like it didn’t happen. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, about 2.6 million households are now “broadband only,” meaning they don’t subscribe to cable or pick up a broadcast signal as of December 2014.

BUT don’t send your televisions to the electronics graveyard just yet. The tube isn’t going away.It’s evolving. It’s become Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and many more virtual ways to live stream and watch video on demand. Still, as much as TV has it’s eulogy read, people are still fighting for a space in the line up. New shows are still debuting and new experimental channels are popping up. Plus video on demand is virtually the new way to watch TV.

No doubt, the competition is ON! HBO recently announced it’s HBO GO service to rival Netflix and Hulu. HBO GO gives their subscribers unlimited access to the channel anywhere and at anytime.Then, there’s my personal favorite. Broadcast News and Digital Media. Your CNN’s versus The Young Turks. Traditional news outlets versus non-traditional. I do both, and I LOVE it! I’m a reporter for a traditional news station and I host my own digital show. Our second season is being distributed by Focus Broadcasting Network, a Netflix competitor. Why do I do both? Because I love telling stories in a news format and I love the access and creative freedom you have with the online platforms.Traditional journalism isn’t going away. It’s just evolving. In the form of online content, with much more diverse storytellers. Broadcast news is still one of the key mediums that shapes people’s thoughts and perceptions of the world. Which is why is has to be handled with integrity.News reporting helps keep my story telling skills fresh. It also provides an already established platform. Broadcast news provides tools that I will continue to use on my own show.I take all of those the lessons and tools with me to the digital space and execute my vision. They help each other. It’s liberating to create your own rules on the internet. To think outside the box,and to come up with your own structure. It doesn’t mean we do away with traditional media, at least not right away. It means that we tweak it for where we’re headed.I enjoy tweaking, and staying open to both the traditional and non-traditional means of media and news delivery. What media rules are you tweaking?

Read More About Kristen Here:

The Power of Being You! By: Shamieka Dean

I used to think the key to being successful was having tons of knowledge, having a lot of money, or being a part of the right network.I spent countless years researching, following, trying to put into practice what EVERYONE else who had already made it was doing.I kept hitting a brick wall. While I am certainly not against investing in yourself, learning from the best of the best and my circle matching my destiny, I was still missing the key component.This is the key that so many have completely bypassed. We bypass it because we don’t see the real value in it. We don’t understand the power of this key ingredient. We’ve often diminished it because in this world, it can sometimes be rejected. We don’t understand that this is what makes the greatest, the greatest. Sometimes, I call it the #2 key to being successful!

You’re probably wondering, what is #1. I’m glad your inquiring mind wants to know. I don’t mind sharing with you my #1 key to success because it has truly changed my business and my life! I used to actually hide #1 from the public eye. But when I made #1 my #1, my business began to sky rocket! #1 is to make God not just the CEO of your business but the CEO of your life! Who better to be able to tell me all of the right things to do that the one who gave me life and created me for the purpose I’m pursuing! He knows EXACTLY the path I need for success for the thing H created me to do. Go figure!

I mean He did say “Acknowledge me in ALL your ways and I will direct your path.” That made it an easy decision for me because I didn’t have to figure out all of this stuff on my own. He just gave it to me when I asked.

Now that you know #1 key to being successful. Let’s get back to the topic at hand.To be successful at anything else is mastering being successful at being yourself! You’ll never be successful at anything until you’re successful at being you.God can only bless who you are, not who you pretend to be. You can’t expect for people to accept you for who you are when you don’t know who you are.Even in a relationship the first thing we say is I want someone to love me for who I am but how is that possible when they’ve fallen for a fabricated you. How is that possible when you don’t truly love you? How is that possible when you aren’t sure who you are? There are many people that will inspire you and empower you but you should never want to be anyone other than YOU!

You are a trendsetter!

Trendsetters create and transform! They con’t copy and conform! Prince was one of the greatest trendsetters of all time. He reached high levels of success because he broke out of the box people thought he should be in. He created success on his own terms. He did what most were afraid to do and he became a legend in his own right.This is the true essence of reaching unlimited success in any area of your life! This is The Power of being YOU!

People ONLY duplicate things of value and authenticity. If you’re called to impact the lives of others, you’ve ineffective unless you’re offering them you. Your true value is in your authenticity.The person you believed you could be before the world told you that you couldn’t, go back and get her. Love Her! Be Her! BE YOU!

Read more about Shamieka here:

http://www.shamiekadean.com/the-power- of-being- you/