Welcome to The Platform’s Defining Beauty, a 6 part series where women of color are given a forum to discuss ethnic beauty, natural hair, and redefining today’s beauty standards. Defining Beauty brings together beauty vloggers, natural hair mavens, and a collective voice reflecting the struggles to define, personify, and embrace their natural beauty and natural hair. These voices include many of our favorite beauty girls Taren Guy, HeyFranHey, Nik Scott, ShamelessMaya, Naptural85, and Jouelzy! From natural hair products, makeup for ethnic women, to natural hairstyle tutorials these women are leaders within a community of women re-defining beauty. While centered around ethnic beauty, Defining Beauty touches on issues and gives advice on topics facing women of all shades, shapes, and backgrounds such as body image, hairstyles, makeup, self esteem, and more. Natural beauty is multifaceted as it comes from within, and it is not solely physical. You are more than your beauty. Trust your talent, chase your dreams, and believe in yourself. Join the conversation! Source: youtube.com
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What is Periscope?
Periscope, is a live streaming video mobile app purchased by Twitter in February of 2015, and it has been the talk of the town since its official launch on March 26. Source: SmallBizTrends.com. To date Periscope has over 10 million users with 2 million active users — which means — if my math is correct 80% are there just consuming content! People are just watching live streams!
You can learn the Periscope ABC’s of how to use Periscope here!
sheesh — I just want to engage
You will quickly notice a lot of people on periscope teaching, sharing tips, giving branding techniques, motivating ‘scopes, inspirational ‘scopes, cooking how to’s, tutorial ‘scopes and whatever else people deem valuable content to spew — and all that is great — truly! But there has to be a balance, sometimes I’m like sheesh — I just want to engage — let’s be virtual friends and shoot the shit — Let’s chat/talk about something other than you trying to teach, inspire, motivate or provide tips on how to’s — mmmkay?
With that being said, here are 10 Periscoper’s that I have enjoyed, and have gotten value from — they have a good balance of tips, learning’s and inspirations; however, they still provide a lot of personality and they haven’t always scoped about teaching me, motivating me, branding, sales, etc.. because I can also find value in talking about life, dating, pop-culture, fashions, good book reads and watching a FUN personality!
Here we go!
Kela Walker (@kelawalker)
…love her scopes! Kela Walker of Kelaskloset.com is an award winning producer, among her other titles — who seems to have her finger on the happenings in the Big Apple. Kela is fun and full of personality. Kela gives makeup tips at times, she shows her followers around NYC where she resides and gives her thoughts on various events she patronizes (i.e. Dinner en Blanc). Her commentary is cackle worthy…lol Kela is not about that let me teach you something life.. all of the time — that’s just a lane she chooses not to delve in. And I appreciate it!
If you don’t smile within the first minute of scoping with Tepsii — there is something definitely wrong with you! Tepsii is a copy writer who is a recent transplant that emigrated from Washington, D.C. to South Africa with her family. She is such a joy to ‘scope with — her effervescent personality, rapport with her family, beautiful smile, and fun laugh is enough to reel you in. Scope with Tepsii and she’ll take you on an exploration of South Africa!
Nicole is about her coins!! She’s an Income strategist, Blogger and Speaker. Now… a lot of Nicole’s scopes are about how you can GET MONEY! She is one of the… teach, tips, how to.. scopers; however, her authenticity and passion jumps through the screen. Not to mention her big beautiful smile.
Nicole has scoped about other things that don’t always teach you about how to do something — e.g. she did a periscope last week where she quit her 6 figure job LIVE on Periscope! BAAUUSEE!! Nicole wanted to pursue her passion of helping others MAKE MORE COINS! And we’re all about that life — so she’s definitely someone to watch!
I’m tuned in are you? I LOVE and AM social..
Right now, I contract as a Marketing Associate for a Real Estate Development Co. in Dallas. It’s not my targeted vocation; however, I’m learning some interesting topics, strategies and just taking everything in as a valuable learning experience. This role is a lot of project management, campaign marketing, some social media, website building, editing, etc.
But so my skills don’t atrophy for lack of use, because I’m not writing press materials, or dealing with a lot of social media etc — I read the news daily, I write daily, I engage in social media daily, any opportunity I have to assist someone in pr or social media strategy I make myself available …RIGHT.
My targeted vocation here in Dallas, is in the arena of community relations + social media marketing + communications + PR, and when those opportunities present themselves I want to be ready to take on whatever I need to do in the new role. I want to make sure that I am prepared.
Here are 5 Ways I’ve Been Able to Keep My Skills Sharp