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I am ALL “A-Twitter” with Jennifer Lehner @Jenrgy on Tinsel Town Tonight @TenMinitt

Posted on February 11th, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, Tinsel Town Live 2016

Who is one of the most colorful, creative, and thoughtful leaders in social media engagement on the interwebs?

Jen Lehner. Totally! She is delightfully down to earth, yet she dashes across the sky like a shooting star! She is changing the world every day with her insights, tips, and Twitter hacks. If you have a question about how to do something online, she has the answer. Jen breaks it down in bite sized pieces, and it tastes so sweet when she explains it!

Jen’s Facebook Group is The Front Row…and it is my best kept secret until now! This is where I go to find out the newest ways to engage with people online and find out and master how to use it first. She is usually on Blab in the morning, but she is making a special appearance in the evening to be on Tinsel Town Tonight with Miz Meliz!

Things are changing and developing all around us, fast! Don’t get lost in the haze! Check out my interview and meet this unique and talented social media strategist on “Tinsel Town Tonight, I’m All A-Twitter with Jennifer Lehner!”

Show Notes

Here is what Jen Lenher said when I asked her what she likes to do for fun when she isn’t working….

“I like to work for fun. Seriously! If I get 3 quiet hours to write a blog post, or create a really good video tutorial, I’m in heaven.”

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Some of her other hobbies and interests are:

“I love to cook, cross country ski, and run. Right now I’m really passionate about sharing my list building strategies, and I’m also on a mission to make everyone love Twitter! I have a course called Bird Nerds that is all about Twitter. It includes everything from the very basics to livestreaming and Twitter Ads.”

We will get the latest advice from Jennifer about:

  • Twitter
  • Social Media
  • List Building Strategies

Connect

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Facebook.com/thejenlehner

Twitter @Jenrgy

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When you see Jen in action on her Facebook Group, it may seem like she is showing off just a tad! She has awesome graphics and videos. She is pretty amazing!

See how she shines!

In The Front Row Facebook Group http://Facebook.com/groups/inthefrontrow

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Lost Your Glow?

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Life Coaching, Prayers, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes

When You Need to Feel Glowy

I recorded this guided meditation for you, for those times when you need to relax for a few minutes and strengthen or renew that “glowy” feeling. Take ten minutes and get comfy. Let me know if you like this in the comments. Thanks!

Guided Meditation Script courtesy of Giselle Toner at http://www.Eternity-Yoga.com

GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPT

Sitting comfortably or lying down with eyes closed, let’s begin by becoming aware of the breath……

Feel the breath as it enters with a cool feeling and then warming as it gently travels down into the lungs…..

Fill the lungs with a deep inhale, bringing in energy, vitality and prana, the life force…..

As you exhale, feel the body releasing toxins, stress and any negativity that has accumulated, as it drains down into the ground…..

Stay with this breath, focusing on the feeling of deep peace for ten deep inhalations and exhalations….

Feel the subtle vibration of energy that runs through the body….

Become aware of the warmth and tingling of every cell…..

Feel the energy that is in the extended environment, out to infinity, in the entire cosmos, in every part of nature and in every living thing…..

Bring all those energies together and feel them as one…..

Visualize all of that energy shining as brightly as a thousand suns…..

Bring the shining glow of bright energy over the crown of the head…..

Feel it starting to funnel down into your body from the top of your head, slowly going down into your face and neck, traveling down into the shoulders, down the arms, all the way down to the fingers…..

Feel the healing energy and light going down into your chest and let that healing light fill your heart. Allow your heart to feel the magnificent healing, warmth and unconditional love….

Stay with this feeling of warmth and love for five deep slow breaths…..

Feel the healing light go down into your hips…..

Feel it continue traveling down your legs all the way down to your toes…..

Your whole body is now filled with Divine Healing Light and Energy…..

Allow that Healing Energy to completely fill all physical areas that need healing energy…..

Feel it warming, healing and expanding through the areas……

Now bring your awareness to any emotional difficulties and allow the Divine Healing Light to bring peace and healing to any emotional issues or traumas…..

Bring your awareness to any intentions or desires that you may have…..

Hold the thoughts of those intentions or desires as you allow the Healing Energy to bring your deepest desires to life and your intentions into reality…..

Feel your connection to Divine Energy and Light, and know that all is ONE…..

Stay with this deep, relaxing, peaceful feeling of bliss.

When the guided meditation is over, stay seated or lying down, then gently bring your awareness back into the room. Stay in this place of deep peace and relaxation as you surrender completely for a few more moments, then give thanks to your Higher Self and know that you have completed a very healing and profound practice.

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

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 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!

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Author of The Perfect Parent Roma Khetarpal @RomaKhet

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

Interview with Roma Khetarpal, author of “The Perfect Parent”

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Roma Khetarpal likes to read, swim, travel, cook, take long walks by the ocean, capture sunrises and wind down with sunsets.  Roma is a passionate advocate of mindful parenting.

“My purpose is empower parents to tap into their best selves and build communication habits to raise their kids to be happy, think positive, and do good things.” ~Roma Khetarpal

I asked Roma what she wanted to tell me about her life’s work and she said she would love to talk about the tools in her book, The “Perfect” Parent, 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect With Your Kids.”

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  • From this parenting ride, what do we want for our children?
  • From this parenting ride, what do we want for ourselves?
  • How perfectly happy, relaxed individuals become stressed out parents
  • The five tools of communication and how can they help assuage a parent’s doubt, guilt, worry and fear that often accompany the challenges of raising a child
  • How MIS-TAKES are part of the growth process and can be used as golden opportunities for parents to strengthen the parent-child relationship

…and there are more tools and topics in the book and on the interview on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town:

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Connect with Roma Khetarpal, Author of The Perfect Parent, 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids, here:

Website: www.toolsofgrowth.com

email: roma@toolsofgrowth.com

Twitter: @romakhet  @toolsofgrowth

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Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town Goes Fishing with Pablo @PuertoRuvian @TenMinitt

Posted on August 9th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

 

I asked and they answered. When Jay and I interviewed each other on the special episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town – Two Kats in Tinsel Town, we asked the audience who they would like us interview next. Many favorite Meerkat streamers were on that list including one hesitant participant.

The Fisherman and the King

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After a little coaxing, I convinced Pablo that he has faced much more dangerous sharks than me out on the waters while deep sea fishing! He is a very humble guy. He is one of the many people I have met on Meerkat that prefers not to show his face or talk about himself. He is quite private. Everyone knows he loves fishing and he loves to stream while fishing off the shore in Virginia. So, I promised him I would ask him about his favorite thing and he had nothing to worry about.

 

 

Pablo Lydia KellyI thoroughly enjoyed interviewing Pablo and now consider him a friend. He is a fisherman. He is a wonderful caring person. He is funny and kind. It was a pleasure having him as a guest on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. It was a very special show, the first of it’s kind. In fact, a friend of Pablo’s made a special appearance and I had the rare opportunity to interview him as well. It was my first time interviewing royalty! Yes! The King of Blab himself graced us with his presence on the Variety Show Special. The theme was Star Power and why we must chase our dreams and become superstars.

Listen to the interview podcast with Pablo, I guarantee you will love it! And keep an eye out for my next post with the full video of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town the Variety Show Episode, featuring the King of Blab, Country Music’s Shawn Diddy, and animal expert, Lee Turner.

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