The New Year has kicked off with a serious bang! How about yours?
I've been blessed to do a lot of radio interviews within the last few weeks. To discuss the story of the hanging death of Frederick Jermaine Carter in Mississippi, I did interviews on Some of Us Are Brave Radio Show with Charlene Muhammad (Los Angeles), Al B! In the Afternoon Radio Show with Al Butler (Philly), Spectrum Today News Segment with Askia Muhammad (D.C.) , Viva Fidel International Revolutionary Blog Talk Radio, Harlem 411 Radio Show, The Final Call Broadcast Hour (Baltimore) and The Gary Byrd Show (New York).
I sincerely thank those hosts for having me on their shows. Two other interviews I had in one week actually lasted 2 hours each! Yes, 2 hours. These were the most in-depth interviews I have ever had. The hosts asked me so many questions. The first one was with The Unchained Mind Blog Talk Show (January 9) and the second one was with Modest Models, Inc Blog Talk Show (January 12). Click below to hear the archives:
Link: One-on-one with The Unchained Mind Blog Talk Show
Link: One-on-one with Modest Models, Inc Blog Talk Show
On January 14, I had my first speaking engagement of 2011. Interestingly, it was at Forest Brook Middle School, which was formerly Forest Brook Senior High School--where I attended. It's always a weird feeling returning to that campus because my mind starts racing immediately to all of the great memories. I particularly miss those high school basketball days! The competition, the practice, the fun......sigh....ok, let me not take you down memory lane too far. Lol!
On this day I was invited by teacher Tamika Kirby, who attended Forest Brook with me, to speak at the 8th grade Honors Day Program. The theme was "To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABC's."
During my short talk, I spoke on Attitude, Books, & Confidence. I expressed to the young people how I grew up in the projects right up the street from the school but was blessed to overcome the challenges. I spoke on the importance of having the right attitude, gaining knowledge from books that teach true Black history and having confidence in their uniqueness. You know I cracked a few jokes to go along with the jewels. I received alot of great feedback from staff and students. One of the students called me the other day to thank me again. They invited me back and I look forward to it. Truly a blessing to serve.
Where will I be next? Check my tour schedule! For bookings contact Next Level Mgt 101: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to be a motivational speaker, my advice is: Start Speaking!