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Happy Birthday to Me! Live.Me Actually @OPStandoff @sofiedossi @streamLiveme @BubblrMedia

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by & filed under Blog Venture, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show, Live Performances

Sometimes the stars align and I am in the right place at the right time! There may be hope for me yet, perhaps I won’t ALWAYS be A Day Late and a Dollar Short! In fact, life has been pretty good lately and it seems I have been doing a lot of cool things. I don’t believe in luck. I also believe my stars have always been lined up just right. The fact is, I am ready for this. It is my year to rock this – My Year in Bloom! I am my happiest, healthiest, and best self – so that means I get to do the things I love doing!

I present to you one of those things. Celebrations. 

Happy Birthday Live.Me!

LOS ANGELESMay 3, 2017  — Live.me, the live broadcasting app, celebrated it’s one year anniversary with an award celebration in a swanky Bel-Air mansion on Saturday April 29th in Los Angeles. Hundreds of Live.me broadcasters were in attendance at the invite-only event which also included appearances by recording artist Kesha, FaZe Banks, FaZe Nikans, RiceGum, Macy KateDiego Navarette(Diegosaurs), Nick BeanSam and Rosa PottorffAndrew Fontenot, and dozens of other social media stars.

“Good News!”

The highlight of the event for me was seeing this great Los Angeles band, Ocean Park Standoff. The lead singers may seem familiar to you because they have been in the headlines in recent years and are now in the hottest new band making their rounds on TV shows. They performed on NBCs Live Today  on February 22nd and on May 2nd on CBS’ Late Late Show with James Corden. Soon they will be on my show! I interviewed them for Bubblr Media and will show you the video exclusively on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz!

photo copyright Melissa Reyes for MizMeliz.com April 29 2017

Ocean Park Standoff Perform at the Live.Me Birthday Bash

Ocean Park Standoff, the latest need-to-know LA pop rock band led by Ethan ThompsonSamantha Ronson, and Pete Nappi, performed a handful of songs live, including the hit single “Good News.

Touring this summer with a few of my favorite bands, Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups, Ocean Park Standoff is taking flight! Super stardom is in the works as the band’s new EP is being released this week. It will definitely be my favorite music to take me into the summer months!!

Ethan Thompson looked so familiar to me and I realized when I met him that it was from watching him on American Idol in 2014. He sang his original songs on Idol and has always been known for writing songs with a positive message. (Yeah, my kind of guy!)  DJ/Singer-songwriter Samantha Ronson is a well-known musician on the Hollywood scene known for her video and music talent along with her brother Mark Ronson.  Pete Nappi, the band’s producer and drummer is best known as a writer, producer, composer and artist who specializes in pop writing/production and film scoring. (Is that all?)

Read more about the band in this awesome interview: on PaperMag

On Target!

Contortionist and America’s Got Talent finalist Sofi Dossi performed a routine which included shooting a bow and arrow using only her feet.  @sofiedossi

photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Sofie Dossi’s breathtaking performance at the Live.Me Birthday Party

I was floored by the amazing performance by Sofie Dossi! She is self taught! Can you believe that? Well, you wouldn’t believe it if you saw what she did on that stage! I will show you the video on my show so be sure to check it out on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on BubbrMedia! 

Live.me has celebrated many successes in its first year, including becoming the highest grossing live broadcasting app in the US, recognized a handful of broadcasters for achieving various milestones throughout the year. The list of winners includes:

  • Queen of Hearts Award: SavageWinter – 1337 [Most hearts received in a single broadcast with 3,977,141 hearts]
  • Rainmaker Award: Ice King [Sent the most gifts with 44.2M coins]
  • Lit Marathon Award: Gharet Starke [Longest consecutive stream at 154 hours]
  • Class Act Award: TurnUpKing [The highest Broadcaster Class Level/Experience]
  • Time Well Spent Award: Ashcatash [Broadcasted the most hours with 1,675.6]
  • Social Butterfly Award: Collins Key [Most shares in a single broadcast with 9,879 shares]
  • Tubefilter Chart Topper Award: TheRealKatherinRojas [Has appeared highest the most weeks on the Tubefilter rankings and ranked highest]
  • Diamonds Are Forever AwardKristina Plisko [Has received the most diamonds with 44.1 diamonds]
  • Follow Me AwardRoman Atwood [Most followers with 5.53M fans]
  • Live.me Star Award: SammieFreakingFirth [Person cumulatively appearing highest across all 3 in-app charts (diamonds, gifter, trending)]
photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Khudor Annous announcing the awards and introducing the Live.Me super stars!

“A year ago, it was hard to imagine Live.me would break through in the way it has, but it’s a testament to our strong community of live broadcasters and how much the live video format has been embraced by all types of creators,” said Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing & Partnerships for Live.me. “We’ve got some exciting surprises in store for this next year and big plans to continue to reshape the future of mobile broadcasting.”

The party included sponsors Heineken and Hint Water, and music by DJ William Lifestyle, co-founder of the charity HashtagLunchbag. To recap the first year of activities and broadcasters, a brand new video was debuted and can be seen on Live.me‘s YouTube page:

About Live.me 
Live.me is the fastest and highest grossing live broadcasting platform in the U.S. The app has been downloaded by more than 21 million people, including creators of all formats and interests, to connect with others and earn virtual goods that can be exchanged for prizes, rewards, and cash. More than 200,000 hours of live video are broadcast daily on Live.me.

 
Shout out and a Special Thanks to my friends Kristy Gillentine @KrisGillentine  and Chris Strub @ChrisStrub   for introducing me to Live.Me and to Andrea Slaydon of Drive West Communications for providing all the information I needed to make this blog post awesome! Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, all opinions are my own, and I was sent an invitation to attend the party as a guest. For more details on why I post articles like this here on my blog, please read my full Disclosure. Thanks!

International Woman of Speed and Intrigue Joins Dynamic Off-Road Racing @dynamicOR

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by & filed under Connecting People, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Interview, Last Night's Show

Los Angeles, CA – April 6, 2017 – Dynamic Off-road Racing announced that it has entered into an agreement with Christine “GZ” Giampaoli Zonca, a well-established Italian Rally driver based in Barcelona, Spain, to be its new lead driver. She will be driving the newly added CAN-AM X3 highly modified UTV.

 Check out her website at Gazoline Motorsport!

Originally hailing from Italy, born in India, and living in the Canary Islands, GZ has finished her studies in Motorsport Engineering in the United Kingdom (Birmingham), opened her own mechanic workshop and finally turned over completely her life to race in Spain; CGZ competed, and won, in 2016 the Spanish Rally Gravel Championship, a few races of the Spanish Tarmac Championship and one race of the World Rally Championship (WRC RallyRACC), and was the first ever driver on a female-only team to finish a WRC race.

 

“ChristineGZ and her Co-driver Luy Galan, have the unique skills of transitioning to UTV class from Rally racing in Europe. Her co-driver, unlike Christine, has racing in the DNA; All family members compete in Rally and have always raised this passion with extreme significance.

 Follow Luy Galan on Instagram!

“We are exceptionally thrilled to have Christine and Luy showcasing their talents in the upcoming UTV World Championship April 13-15 in Nevada. In addition to the Best in the Desert Series, Christine will be driving the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 for Dynamic Off-road Racing,” says Paul Kraus team Co-Owner.

 

Dynamic Off-Road Racing (DYOR) races CAN-AM Turbo 1000 Mavericks, CAN-AM X3s and will have a rider on the KTM 450 in Vegas to Reno.

For more information on these and other team developments, please contact Paul Kraus at 310-691-9098 or email at dorrmedia@gmail.com

Instagram: @DynamicRacing

Facebook: Dynamic Offroad Racing

Twitter: @DynamicOR 

We hope to see Christine and Luy and all the members of the Dynamic Offroad Racing Team on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz, coming soon on BubblrMedia!

 

 

The Holiday Hullabaloo Begins October 21st Join Now

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

life-happensThe Holiday Hullabaloo is a group coaching experience which guides you through the hustle and bustle of the holidays with grace, patience, support, and love. 

Join by sending a private message to me on social media or email me at MizMeliz @yahoo .com You will receive an invoice via Paypal for $25. Upon payment you will have full access to the private Facebook Group, weekly one on one sessions with me via phone or Skype, and daily inspirations in your email inbox – for six weeks.

focus wordsHere is what some of the group members said about the Holiday Hullabloo Group last year:

“I love the way you speak. You’re so calm and clear in everything that you say. You listened to every word I had to say and you were very helpful with my situation. I like how you tied in stories of your own to give me examples and tips that would motivate and inspire me.”

“I really appreciated how easy it was for us to schedule a time to talk – you are so great about being flexible with your time. And being able to have sessions over the phone was such a blessing for a busy mother of two! You are a very good listener but also skilled at not letting me ramble on – you knew just when to be quiet and when to speak up to keep me focused, move us forward, or hone in on a point. You have a very good memory and were able to connect dots from our different conversations. I also truly felt you were sincere – when you told me my work was meaningful and valuable, I believed you and it made me stop devaluing what I did and see my work in a new light. Your sincerity and caring is real and is much appreciated!”

“You are very in tune with such a vast variety of people, from all walks of life. You truly care about your friends, and I always feel good after visiting your group:) Definitely a great listener, and you know how to give advice without ever making someone feel bad; you can address the flaws or issues, but keep it positive.”

“I felt the advice you gave and the tips and tricks to handle the stress of the season to be great insight and helpful. I like how you would listen to others approach or ideas and gave your insight on them. I liked that you were open to anyone and wanting to help.”

“I love your voice, it’s very calming…”

“My experience was pretty good! The coaching met my expectations – I want to continue and I will refer you to others because I see some improvement in how I feel.”

IMG_162071844956958Join now and get $5 off, and as a special bonus – refer a friend and get 50% off – that will be $15 each, or $30 for you and your friend can join for free. Join any time within the six week period, however if you join after October 21st – the total is $30 per person.

The Holiday Hullabaloo is a six week coaching experience to help you get through the holidays. I guide you through the stresses, sadness, doubts, and fears that are associated with this time of year. I offer hope, support, understanding, openness, guidance, and acceptance. As a coach and a friend, I can show you how to move through this time of your life with joy and ease.

I teach simple and effective ways to feel happier and more in control of your emotions and how to be accountable for your intentions. I live my life day by day using mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavior therapy practices such as breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and prayer. More than that, I show you how to experience and practice these things in a simple, effortless way, that anyone can do – and I show you how it can change your life for the better.

See the goodness around you and if thereMembership includes:

  • Access to a members only “Secret” Facebook Group.
  • Daily motivational posts and insights straight to your email box and on Facebook.
  • Weekly live video messages from me with themes for the week.
  • Optional private one on one, weekly 15 minute coaching calls with me via phone or Skype.
  • 50% off membership to future group sessions with me.

Paint with Heart – Smoke on the Water Thurs on Zoom @CindyArt0

Posted on August 31st, 2016 by & filed under ART, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Paint with Heart

Paint with Heart presents: Smoke on the Water

…or more like a Lazy, Hazy Lake View.

Why I love Paint with Heart

Every week for the past four months, I have met Cindy online for a two (or more) hour art lesson. But it is so much more than that. It has been a way to develop our friendship while learning from each other. As the “show” gains popularity, one might think that it wouldn’t be as much fun for us because we are giving up our intimate down time we have enjoyed so much. But you know what – not at all. We love having more people to share and paint with. It is just as exciting as when we first began. Cindy comes up with new projects to work on every week. We are meeting people, being creative, and doing all the things we do best. This is our weekly chance to shine and sparkle! Come hang out with us and you will see what I mean! Our fun summer is coming to an end, but we have a lot in store for you for the fall and winter months ahead. ~Melissa Reyes

  • Let’s close this summer with reflections of special moments.
  • Transform a cigar box into a memory box to hold your collection.
  • This week we will be painting on a cigar box.
  • We will be painting a picturesque landscape with a foggy effect.
  • Join us on Thursday, Sept 1st @ 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific in the Zoom Room – but don’t click on it until Thursday!
    https://zoom.us/j/860342796
    photo by Cindy Harrison copyright 2016 for Paint with Heart CindyHarrisonArt.com

Supplies:

Cigar Box (or surface of choice), Gesso, painters’ tape,  ribbon 2″, glue, acrylic paints (see suggested colors below) plus your regular supplies (ie brushes, water basin, paint palette, sand paper and paper towels).

List of colors:
Blue Green DA142
Burnt Umber DA064
Cadmium Red DA15
Leaf Green DA051
Light CinnamonDA114
Midnight Green DA084
Moon Yellow DA07
Navy Blue DA35
Olive Green DA056
Raw SiennaDA93
Snow White DA01
True Blue DA36

Bring your creativity and relax by the lake, cigars optional!

Meet you in the Zoom Room! Until then…Paint with Heart!

Hugs,
Cindy & Melissa

Cindy Harrison and Melissa Reyes, Hosts of Paint with Heart

Cindy Harrison and Melissa Reyes, Hosts of Paint with Heart

Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16 Part 2 @Tenminitt

Posted on August 24th, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz

Tinsel Town: Live Streaming Tips #ConnectHer16 Part 2

I had a wonderful day in Manhattan Beach with the community I am a part of through Connect Her Media! Here are my photos and some commentary:

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Here are the questions that I received during the three round table sessions that I moderated at the ConnectHer16 Conference:

To see a video and notes about each part of my presentation, please see Part 1 of Tinsel Town: Tips for Livestreaming #ConnectHer16

  • How do I optimize and reuse content?
  • How do I deal with spotty internet connection?
  • Where/what is the best platform for community growth?
  • Personal or Business Page for Facebook Live, which is better?
  • How do you set goals for yourself in livestreaming?
  • How important is niche?
  • How do you best store videos when you don’t have a lot of space left on your phone?
  • What do I do about my glasses? I need them to read the comments, but not to see the faces.
  • How do you handle speaking during a live chat (stream) when you are at a performance and potentially interfering with (the live experience for people present) it?
  • Produced vs. in the moment?
  • How to get viewers to a spur of the moment Facebook Live Broadcast?

Optimizing and Reusing Video Content Created From Live Streaming is Easy.

Most videos are available for replay instantly after the live feed has ended. In many cases, you can (and should) save the video to your phone, camera, laptop, or whichever devise you are using. It is often a one step process to upload the video directly to You Tube. From there it can be embedded on your website/blog. If you are using Facebook Live, you can share that video across your pages, groups, and events. Once the content is on your devise, and/or on You Tube, you can share it to any and all social media platforms you like. To optimize the live stream video content, be sure to use hashtags, keywords, titles, and links. I always add a hashtag and a Twitter handle to the title of a video so when it is shared, I will get a notification. I love to see when it gets a like or re-tweet!

It is Time to Learn About What Your Livestream Platform of Choice Requires for Internet Connection, Speed, and Frequency.

I got by with not knowing anything about Internet Speed, Bandwidth, Servers, Routers, Ping Tests, and the difference between Streaming, Downloading, and Uploading just fine until I started my own live broadcast show. Now, I have had to become familiar with these terms and know how to ask for what I need to make my shows happen. I just couldn’t accept that my laptop wouldn’t let me make great content with clarity and ease like other people could. I finally understood the difference when I took the time to educate myself. It’s not that hard.

If your location or situation absolutely cannot change and you want to stream live on Facebook, or anywhere else, don’t worry. I have some suggestions for you. Here are some tips to make what you have now work better:

  • Make sure no one else is using any computers, game consoles, TVs, phones, or smart devices in your house at the time you are going live.
  • Before broadcasting, re-set your router.
  • Before broadcasting, make sure your browser is updated and if you are on your PC (or MAC) remember the three Rs – reboot, restart, refresh.
  • Make sure you are using the browser that works best for the platform you are using (for example, Blab.im only worked with Chrome.)
  • Don’t run any other apps and close all other windows and tabs while you are streaming.
  • If you are using your phone, try putting it in Airplane Mode and then turn on WiFi.
  • Find out if you have enough bandwidth for the platform you are using.
  • If all else fails, find a place with strong WiFi to stream from – try it outside or at a coffee shop, hotel lobby, mall, college campus, or restaurant. Remember to ask for the Wifi access code – most places will be happy to let you use their WiFi for free.
  • You might need to increase your plan to include faster Internet Speed.
  • Once you evaluate your household’s usage you and you know what your overall need is, you can test your speed to see what you have available using this Speed Test.

Honestly, I still don’t really know what all this stuff means, and I don’t think I need to know. But I do know what to ask for if I have a problem and troubleshooting is something that a live stream broadcaster gets used to really fast. Hey, if things go wrong, you can always say, “It’s LIVE folks!”

 

 

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