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Spooky Tinsel Town Tales is a-LIVE! #Halloween @gojoemoego @ScrbblngBndit @tenminitt

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube

Join us for a Spooky Time!

On this episode of  Spooky Tinsel Town Tales

with Melissa Reyes, Meredith Loughran and Joe Moe!

Joining Miz Meliz live on Blab, Joe Moe returns for the annual Halloween special of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. Joe takes Melissa and Meredith on a virtual tour of his office at the Profiles of History’s Hollywood Memorabilia Auction House.

“Joe spooks me out sometimes and he always stumps me with his horror genre and sci-fi knowledge.” Said Melissa.

“We have to keep meeting this way!” Said Joe.

[insert shrill witchy laugh here]

Meredith tells an unnamed flash fiction story meant to frighten us and got us in the mood for Halloween. Listen for my scream at the end!

What are YOU doing for Halloween? After you watch this episode, you are going to be ready for the scariest online event ever…Meredith presents Halloween Horror Night LIVE on Blab on Halloween night at 11:11 p.m. EST. I will be reading an original flash fiction spooky tale of my own. Joe Moe has also promised to pop in for a trick-or-treat!

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Melany, Susan, and Libby! #My BirthdayEpisode

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

Someday, I will make a special blog post and video for each of these amazing women. But for now, in the spirit of transparency – what you see is what you get! Here is the awesome video of the live, all live, non-edited version of the interview with Melany Berger, Susan Williams and Libby Kennedy. It was my birthday show..in July. Wow – time sure does fly!

Jay and I had a blast interviewing these lovely ladies. I know you will love the video!

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Melany Berger   @melanyB12

 MelanysGuydlines ®

Melany says she is a #Snarky blogger. 30ish & working (unknowingly) as flytrap for stupid people.

Relationships, life, brands &#SoMe. Shorty Awards Vox Populi Blogger Winner 2015.

Beverly Hills/Scottsdale

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Let’s Talk About:

  • Favorite thing: My dog – Teddy Brewski!
  • Traveling
  • Sports
  • I am on the Advisory Board at the UofA.
  • What are you most passionate about? LIVE MUSIC – worked in the music business for 10 years.
  • I love working as a social media influencer for Cox and Inc magazine. I am currently on tour with these businesses traveling around the country supporting small businesses.
  • I am very passionate about working with brands.
  • I won the Vox Populi , aka “fan favorite” at the Shorty Awards this year
  • Being a Social Media Influencer
  • Turning blogging into a profession.
  • Staying true to yourself and using your own voice while promoting blogs and brands.
  • Hosting live shows on YouTube – would love to do more of this!

Connect with Melany Here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelanysGuydlines

IG: https://instagram.com/melanysguydlines/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melanysguydline/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Melanyb1222

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/melany-berger/3/17a/b88

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+MelanyBerger12/posts

tumblr_nqqv0oIWfw1rs1lwko1_500Libby Kennedy @Libby_J_Kennedy

I’m a lawyer by trade. I am originally from Vancouver. Davin and I are opening a Freshii franchised restau
rant in the fall (Freshii.com). I lost my younger sister and best friend a year and a half ago in a weather related car accident. My personal blog is (www.theadventuresofdavinandlibby.
I have a passion for healthy living and especially healthy cooking, I am excited about the Freshii grand opening in October! I ran a 10k to End SMA on July 26.
I streamed my training on Meerkat. My hope is to raise awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is the #1 killer of children under the age of two.
I love to stream my cooking and recipes! and Go to The GYM! And troll websites for healthy living/eating ideas. I also spend a lot of time thinking. Thinking about business ideas, how to make money, where to invest. Thinking about my short and long term goals.

Find Libby Here:

Website: TheAdventuresOfDavinAndLibby.wordpress.com
Instagram: @Libby_J_Kennedy
Twitter: @Libby_J_Kennedy
Meerkat: @Libby_J_Kennedy

Where is your favorite hang out?

I love to hang out by the Lake! Toronto is right on the edge of Lake Ontario, and unfortunately city planning did a poor job of integrating the surrounding city with the lakeshore. Being from Vancouver, I am used to living close to the ocean and I just LOVE having a big body of water like this close by. In south Etobicoke there are a couple park areas where you can hang out in the summer, and that reminds me of home, and is where I like to be on a nice hot day!
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Susan Williams @thatSusanW 

Susan loves to read and listens to books on tape, because she does a lot of driving.
She also loves to cook.
Susan loves to get involved in what’s happening in Nashville on the food scene: it’s grown alarmingly.
She says her family is very creative: husband’s music has been Emmy nominated, and he does music you hear on ads on TV, my daughter has had a national ad with Subaru that she sang on. My son writes songs, is in a group, sings great, too. Nashville is obviously the perfect town for a creative bunch like us. I just finished doing an Apple Pie demo for the Williams-Sonoma in Nashville at the Mall at Green Hills. It’s a very posh place. I had the time of my life. Took to it like a duck takes to water. Totally in my element,doing what I was born to do: cook, teach, interact,laugh, charm, and eat pie.
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Susan’s ideas about cooking: that any home cook can up her game with fresh ingredients and a littleunderstanding of why you do things in a particularway, (it’s science, baby) and with an EXCELLENT recipe. She doesn’t share recipes unless it’s something she and her family absolutely love. So if you find a recipe on her site, it’s a winner.

Find Susan Here:

http://www.thatsusanwilliams.com/contact/
http://www.thatsusanwilliams.com/about/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatSusanW
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.williams.58511

Her Fave Resto:

Kayne Prime has the best steak in Nashville. They have an appetizer that is smoked pork belly served in a cast iron skillet with cotton candy. The most amazing presentation. Must be experienced to be believed.

Gratitude

Thanks to my amazing friends for being so patient with me and understanding! I hope they realize that I had high hopes for myself to come up with something spectacular for each of them. And, I will…soon!
A special thanks to Jay (@GeneWildersHair) who was my co-host for this show. It was super fun this summer to do the show together. 🙂
And shout out and props to Garner for the fantastic Intro!!!

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Jeffrey A Barnes @DrDisneyland

Posted on September 27th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Affiliate Links, Books, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

On this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Mr. Jeffrey A. Barnes, the author of the new book, The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons From the Happiest Place on Earth. Jeffrey is a Disney historian and even teaches a college course on the History of Disneyland.

You may know, I love Disneyland and everything to do with Walt Disney. I was happily surprised to get to see Dr. Disneyland himself, Jeffrey A. Barnes, speak at the Entertainment New Media Conference this month in Hollywood, CA. He told his amazing story about how he overcame the odds and was able to write and publish his book. He is a talented story teller. He has a special way of bringing you along on his journey.

11870745_850356798379172_3841608876313040947_nJeff loves Disneyland, and he is also a huge baseball & football fan. He loves to travel, visit baseball stadiums, and play video games. Jeff and his wife have a wonderful family and would seem to have the classic fairy-tale life. But, like the Disney stories we all know and love, it didn’t come easily. When Jeff had the chance to start teaching his most beloved topic, the history of Disneyland which he had been preparing his whole life, he was given the news that he had a brain tumor and needed surgery within days. When he realized the recovery from the surgery, even if it was benign, would jeopardize the class from taking place, perhaps ever – you won’t believe what he did.

Find out about how it all came together and resulted in the publishing of his dream project, The Wisdom of Walt:  Leadership Lessons from The Happiest Place on Earth  in my interview with Jeffrey on  Blab.im and Meerkat.

Please join me and the author of The Wisdom of Walt, and find out how Disneyland can inspire and motivate each of us to live a great story and be the best possible version of ourselves.

Melissa Reyes with Jeffrey and Nicky Barnes with the Book The Wisdom of Walt

Melissa Reyes with Jeffrey and Nicky Barnes, at ENMNCon15, Hollywood

Let me know if you have a question for Jeffrey, and if you would like to buy his book, click here…

7 Questions and 10 Tips From the Women of New Media #ENMNCon15 @ENMNetwork @TenMiniTT

Posted on September 26th, 2015 by & filed under Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, Workshops and Webinars

When I spoke to the attendees at the recent Entertainment New Media Network Conference in Hollywood, CA – I talked to them about following their passions and using new technology to deliver their message. Video is the way to reach people around the world through social media like You Tube, Periscope, and Meerkat. I told them why I like to broadcast my show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town live on Blab.im. Since we had a great mix of experienced YouTubers, Streamers, and Scopers in the room, I asked them to write down their interest in video or their preference, what is the name of their show or what they would call it if they had one, and a tip or a question about vlogging. Here is what they submitted along with the answers that I promised them:

What New and Upcoming Vloggers Want to Know

1. Mary Ann of @Lilmondu

Mary Ann would like to do a show on You Tube. Her blog is A Cloth Life

Her question: How do you know what to vlog about vs. blog about? How do you choose a focus if you blog about, “whatever?”

Great question, Mary Ann! Personally, I think it is the same for both bloggin and vlogging. Focus on the things that you like to talk about. Share your story and you can’t go wrong.

2. Anita Utami of @OneSleepyMommy

Anita just started using Periscope and she likes it! Her blog’s name is One Sleepy Mommy. She doesn’t have a You Tube account yet.

Her question: How do you make sure that you are not oversharing your life on video?  How do you overcome your hesitance to be on the video. (I mean, my teeth are so crooked!)

I appreciate your candor Anita! I try not to think about the spaces in my teeth or my gray hair showing through. I just smile and shine my joyfulness about life and hope that is what the people see when they look at me. If they are nit-picky about how I look, they aren’t my audience anyway. As far as oversharing, it is wise to keep that to a minimum. Share the facts but not all the circumstances. Share how it made you feel, not all the details. When in doubt, leave it out. I like to make an outline or a list of what I want to share to keep me on track.

3. Liz Parker of @YesNoFilms

Liz says she doesn’t vlog much, she mostly does written film reviews. She might try You Tube. She likes Google Hangouts and Skype, but mostly for personal conversations. She has two blogs. Yes/NoFilms.com and BooksIThinkYouShouldRead.com

Her question: How is Meerkat different from Periscope.

Meerkat and Periscope are very similar in that they both allow you to stream live video using your cell phone. They are great for videos on the go. The only thing that differentiates them from each other are their features. I suggest trying both and choosing what appeals to you best. You might like Periscope for some things and Meerkat for others.

I find Meerkat to be a great community and I receive a lot of support from the people that I have met and follow on that platform. I also like the Cameo Feature, Picture Sharing, Screenshots, being able to take a Poll, and I never miss a comment because I can scroll back and see them all. I can also save the videos indefinitely to my Meerkat Library and Embed a player on my website. I am not familiar with the features on Persicope, but I love that it is easy to use and sometimes I enjoy seeing all those hearts float by.

4. Summer Rumsey of @Summerscraps

She might do a vlog that she will call, “Summer’s Scoops” and her blog is SummerScraps.com

Her Question: What tools do you use? Do you use special camera mounts, like selfie sticks?

You don’t need any special tools to make a video these days, other than your cell phone Summer. If you have an iPhone or an Android, there are apps that you can use to make wonderful videos. It’s easy to post them right to You Tube and even edit them in the app.

If you want to try out some cool tools, here are a few suggestions: I use a desk lamp with a vellum covering to diffuse the light and get a soft glow. I use a camera tripod with a cell phone attachment to hold the phone steady. I always put my phone in airplane mode, which helps with limiting interruptions. I use my earbuds and built in mic or a lapel microphone for the best sound.

5. Jana Seitcer of @MerlotMommy

If she had a show on Periscope or You Tube she would call it “Merlot Mommy” or “Wine Wednesday” or “Travel Tips Tuesday.”

Her question: What are your best quick editing tips?

When it comes to editing my show for You Tube and iTunes, I use Wonder Share Editing Software and Movie Maker for Windows. I try to cut out long pauses (dead air) and any references to specific dates. I also remove any silly mistakes like mispronouncing a name or place. I make it quick by going through it one time and not obsessing about all the “imperfections.” I trim it for time and if I feel fancy, I add some captions and some music. Then I add an opening sequence and record the closing. This all takes time and I like it to look a certain way.

Since live streaming is seen instantaneously, I don’t edit it anymore. What you see is what you get. So, I try to be mindful of speaking clearly and taking little breaks to keep things fresh. When the show is over, I embed the video directly on my blog and sometimes I put it in it’s “raw” unedited form directly on You Tube. But that’s me. I know I can always go back and edit it later.

6. Francia Benson of @FranciaBenson

Francia blogs at FranciaBensonGoneWild.com She wants to start doing You Tube videos.

She is a poet, journalist, fashion photographer and blogger. She is afraid of making a fool of herself. She says she has a hard time being herself on her blog. She feels self conscious. She has tried to do a few videos and got paralyzed with fear.

Her Question: How can she get over her fear and rock out some awesome vids?

The important thing to remember Francia, is that you don’t have to do video if it isn’t your thing. People will sense your fear and will wonder what is wrong. Don’t do it just to be doing the “in” thing. If you are passionate about trying it and want to make it work, you will find your way. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to be “on camera” to make a video. You can show the world what you see from the perspective of being behind the camera lense.

You might consider using a program like Linked In’s Slide Share where you can upload your photos to make a presentation video.

7. Camille Wall of @Camilledashana

Camille would like to use her iPhone video to Periscope and Facebook Live. She would call her show, “Sparks of Magic.” She wonders “What’s stopping me? Nerves. I am scared I will look and sound crazy. Also, I really don’t have much time.”

Her question: How do I overcome the fear of just turning on the camera?

If I were you Camille, I would start by taking short videos with your camera and practice. If you like it and want to try live streaming, do what all the ladies who are doing it and loving it say – – Just start! I know it sounds hard, but if you want it enough, you will do it. For me, I was challenged when someone asked me what was stopping me. I had all the tools I needed and I had wonderful ideas. You have a great name for your show! Run with it! Go for it! After all, what could go right?

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Tips from the Women of Video

1. Jen Levin of @TheJenLevin

You can find her on You Tube and Periscope with Finding My Inner Bombshell.

Her tip: Saying “please” and “thank you” and smiling will get you very far in life (and on video!)

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2. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski of @baby_boomster

You can also find her @rebeccaolkowski @rebeccaforstadt and BabyBoomster.com

Rebecca’s podcast is at 2BoomerBabes.com She uses Periscope and You Tube.

Her tip: Drive traffic from streaming video to your website.

 

3. Sherry Meredith @SherryMeredith and GoCurvy.com

Her presence is on You Tube at “Go Curvy.”

Her tip: Embed your video player on your website.

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4. Alaia Williams of @AlaiaWilliams and AlaiaWilliams.com

She uses Periscope and Blab. Her show is called: “At the Helm”

Her tip: Be your imperfect self.

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5. Jill Swensen of @BeingSpiffy

She uses Periscope and Instagram. “Being Spiffy”

Her tip: Be You! Don’t try to sound or look like someone else. Your viewers love YOU!

6. Ashlee Prisbrey of @AshleeMarieCake

She loves Periscope and You Tube. Her show is Ashlee Marie Cakes

Her Playlists are: Time for Cake, In the Kitchen with Ashlee Marie, and Kitchen Tips

Her tip: Just start. Don’t wait until it is perfect, until you are thin, or you have high end equipment. Start and it will fall into place.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be interviewing Ashlee Marie on an upcoming episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be interviewing Ashlee Marie on an upcoming episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town!

7. Leah Cevoli of @Leah_Cevoli

Leah uses You Tube. Her vlogs are “On the Road with Leah” and “Livin on a Dream”

Her tip: Be consistent! Be You! Just do it!

 

8. Margaret Salmond of @MargsWrld and MargsWorld.com

She uses You Tube and Periscope. Her upcoming podcast will be called, “Marg in L.A.” or “Marg’s World”

Her tip: It won’t be perfect but make sure that it is always you. Your authenticity will come through.

Mindy of Budget Fairytale

Mindy of Budget Fairytale

 9. Mindy Marzec of @MindyJoyM

Mindy uses Periscope. Her shows are “Budget Fairy Tale” and “Wedding Wednesdays”

Her tip: Don’t wait until everything is perfect.

10. Jill Cataldo of @SuperCouponing and JillCataldo.com

She uses You Tube and Facebook. Her topics are: Frugal Living, Couponing and Smart Shopping

Her tip: Spend less than you earn!

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These Bloggers are not on Video – – yet!

What advice would you give them to get started in video?

If these ladies are daring enough to go ziplining - they can do anything!

If these ladies are daring enough to go zip-lining – they can do anything!

Anne Parris on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town @NotaSuperMom @genewildershair @Tenminitt

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

I always knew I would like Anne Parris. Anne blogs at her website “Not A Super Mom” while juggling a lot of other projects. She has a beautiful smile and a friendly online presence. I love her name. Anne. It’s my middle name. (She says it’s everyone’s middle name – she must get that a lot.) Parris. My husband and I, long before we were married, fell in love in Paris, France. Ah, but that is another story! I was looking forward to meeting Anne and we ended up bumping into each other and meeting in person quite by accident. Recognizing each other instantly was a delight – a blessing of social media enthusiasts who develop online friendships and are privy to what people actually look like in real life.

Members of Women of Midlife at NMX15 copyright Melissa Reyes April 2015

Lunch with The Women of Midlife in Las Vegas at NMX15

The most ironic part of this is that we both look younger than we are, interesting and relevant only because we know each other thanks to a group on Facebook called, The Women of Midlife. The women in the group are amazing and welcoming. Especially Anne. I am in midlife. I am glad I have a place to go to talk about all the things that might only make sense to other women who are at or have been at the same stage in life. They may think that I am tagging along, but they treat me as a valued member. Everyone is honored and respected at WOM. And I imagine that is true at BAM, too. That’s the conference Anne has started. It’s the Bloggers at Midlife Conference.

Anne Really is a Super Mom!

Anne Parris

Anne Parris

@NotaSuperMom

Anne likes to read and drink coffee. She enjoys raising her kids, and chasing her Pomeranian around. She publishes a website for midlife women, manages a community just for women bloggers over 40, and is one of the partners who hosts the only conference for midlife women bloggers.

We will discuss…Midlife! What to expect when you’re expecting menopause. And so much more!

My co-host, Jay @GeneWildersHair, and I had a blast getting to know Anne on this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. I bet you will, too! Check it out and subscribe to my You Tube Channel so you can see all the interviews that I do with inspiring people who shine like the Super Stars they are.

If you would like to be on my talk show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, and share your story, contact me at MizMeliz@Yahoo.com

If you would like to be on my talk show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, and share your story, contact me at MizMeliz@Yahoo.com

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