Do you know any multi-talented creatives who can do just about anything they put their hands and mind to? Are you that creative person? I'm that creative person too. I'm literally right there with you. And over the years, I've questions that have just driven me bonkers. Have you had some of these same thoughts? … Continue reading Too Many Creative Ideas? Here’s How To Choose The Best One.
70% Get Hired Because Of Who They Know; Here's How To Get In The Number By Melissa B. Manuel, Ph.D. It all started when I saw a promoted ad on Twitter by LinkedIn which said “70% of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection. Find your next job. #TheWayIn” … Continue reading 70% Get Hired Because Of Who They Know; Here’s How To Get In The Number
The One Thing Your Business Needs To Succeed By Melissa B. Manuel, Ph.D. Do you know what these folks have in common? Companies using dated marketing strategies Teachers using outdated instructional materials Pastors who don't notice their changing congregations Entrepreneurs who don't keep up their target market’s changing needs and/or desired communication channels Their commonality? … Continue reading The One Thing Your Business Needs To Succeed
3 Things To Consider Before Launching Your Own Fashion Brand By Melissa B. Manuel, Ph.D. Launching a fashion brand can be exciting, rewarding, and lucrative. It can also be stressful, time consuming, and challenging because of all the moving parts. However, it can be done successfully when you have the right mindset and resources. Before … Continue reading 3 Things To Consider Before Launching Your Own Fashion Brand
10 Ways To Get Paid Doing What You Love In Fashion By Melissa B. Manuel, Ph.D. You can get paid doing what you love in fashion and it doesn't have to take years to see a return. Keep reading... Sell your service- Promote your service online and word-of-mouth. Also, ask your clients to give testimonials and … Continue reading 10 Ways To Get Paid Doing What You Love In Fashion.
Have you ever heard someone say "Stay in your lane!?" Typically, the person serving up that admonishment is advising caution. It could be your advocate saying...Hey, be careful. Stick with what you know and don't get distracted from your goals. Or it could be your adversary saying...Hey, be careful. Stick with what you know and … Continue reading 3 Cool Reasons to Stay in Your Lane.
Remember the anti-drug ad campaign, turned catch phrase, in the late 80's and early 90's "Just say no!"? It went viral! The message of NO was empowering. It was a celebratory mantra promoting self-worth and a direct challenge to protect your future. Today, NO is still a valid answer to issues that threaten our futures. … Continue reading Say Yes to No. Here’s how.
Have you heard the phrase, “Fake it ‘til you make it?” While it’s often said with good intent. The concept is inherently flawed at the core. There is no circumstance where being fake or pretending to know something that you don't is ok; especially when trying to build your network. Here are some do’s and dont's … Continue reading 3 Tips for Networking Like a Pro
"Jeffrey Taylor’s big idea came to him at 4:30 AM and he was so moved by it that he rushed to a coffee shop to flesh it out. His idea became Monster. com, the largest job search engine in the world." ~Andrew, Mixergy You had an idea, but you pushed it out of your mind. … Continue reading You don’t need anyone’s permission to succeed.
A podcast is a free downloadable audio show that enables you to learn while you’re on the go. To subscribe to my podcast for free, you’ll need an app to listen to the show from. For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Grab your phone or device and go to the iTunes store and search “Fashion Alumni Podcast” … Continue reading How to Subscribe to Our Podcast (free!)