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The Sakita Method

The Sakita Method podcast is hosted by Sakita Holley, an award-winning publicist and entrepreneur who gives you direct, unfiltered access to your favorite creatives, entrepreneurs and executives and the methods that have made them successful. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights designed to help you win at work, in business and everywhere in between. When talking about this podcast online, use the hashtag #TheSakitaMethod. And follow the host on Instagram/Twitter @MissSuccess.

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Ep. 32: Be Your Motherf**king Self

Recently, I asked myself a question that changed everything. I asked: Is there a prize that you've received from purposely being less than who you know yourself to be that you still have today? The answer was no. Listen to this episode to learn more about this moment and how I plan to show up in the world, personally and professionally, as my full self from now on.- - Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media:Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/be-yourselfLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

14mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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Ep. 20: How to Build a Killer Network as a Boss Introvert

Networking has become somewhat of a dirty word and that's mainly because people are doing it wrong. Most people view the concept of networking as trying to know as many people as possible so that they can use them for some future gain. However, it's much more than that. Are you an introvert? Do you hate going to networking events and happy hours but want to build a killer network? Then the tips provided in this episode of #HashtagsandStilettos are for you. Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/introvert-networking-tipsInstagram: Instagram.com/MissSuccessHave Feedback?Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

26mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #2

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Ep. 26: Myleik Teele on the Lessons Learned While Scaling a Business

Myleik Teele is the founder and Chief Experience Officer at curlBOX, a monthly subscription service that changed the way women buy and discover products for their curly hair needs. She is also the host of the #MyTaughtYou podcast where she provides invaluable career and business advice to thousands of women. On this episode, I caught up with Myleik, whom I first interviewed in 2012 a few months after she launched curlBOX, to talk about some of the things she said during that interview and to learn more about the lessons she's learned as a serial entrepreneur about scaling a business and building a dream team. Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media:Instagram.com/Myleik Twitter.com/Myleik www.Myleik.com www.curlBOX.com Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessHashtag: #HashtagsandStilettosShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/myleik-teele-podcastLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

49mins

25 Jul 2016

Rank #3

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Ep. 23: Olori Swank on Building a Profitable Personal Brand

Olori Swank is a serial entrepreneur, celebrity stylist, fashion designer and she recently became an author with the release of her first book '101: The Blueprint for a Swank Life,' which she describes as a "fashion and lifestyle advice guide that provides tips on style, dating, finance, entrepreneurship and more. As a celebrity stylist, Olori has worked with notable names such as Keyshia Cole, Tyrese, Teyana Taylor, Lance Gross, Keke Palmer and others. Using the knowledge she gained from styling, she was able to create a successful online store called SwankBlue.com where she sells affordable, high-end fashion. And in true entrepreneurial fashion, when that business took off she launched a workshop series to teach other people how they could build a success e-commerce shop or make a name for themselves in the styling world. On this episode, Olori talks about how she's been able to build a recognizable personal brand (yup, we talk about that blue hair!), and how she's been able to leverage her passion and skill set into such a well-connected multi-business ecosystem. Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/olori-swankSocial Media: Instagram.com/OloriSwank Instagram.com/SwankBlue Twitter.com/OloriSwank Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

43mins

6 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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Ep. 29: Done is STILL Better Than Perfect

*Anniversary Episode* Yes, that's right. Today, the Hashtags and Stilettos podcast turns one! It all started a year ago with the first episode "Done is Better Than Perfect," so it's only right that I talk about why that mantra still and will always apply to our lives and how we can apply it.Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media: Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/done-is-still-better-than-perfectLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

18mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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Ep. 16: Necole Kane on the Risks and Rewards of Business

Necole Kane is a digital media maven and the editor of xoNecole(.)com, the premiere online destination for millennial women. xoNecole covers a diverse range of topics such as business, beauty, sex, career and travel and seeks to educate, inspires, entertain and most importantly empower and remind women that not only are you in control of your own life, but you also have the power to rewrite the script at any moment.On this episode, Necole talks about life after shutting down Necole Bitchie, shares some major business tips and reminds us that in life what you risk reveals what you value. Have feedback? Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

51mins

29 Feb 2016

Rank #6

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Ep. 33: 5 Things YOU Should Know About Brand Partnerships

The topics covered on this episode will provide some key insights and hopefully answer any initial questions you may have about securing brand partnerships or extending the brand relationships you already have. My hope is that I can get you to think differently and strategically about how YOU, yes, YOU, can work or collaborate with brands even if you don't have a blog or a huge following on social media. Working with and pitching brands is one of my favorite topics to discuss because of the unique vantage point I have as a publicist and a creative. I get to see both sides of the coin and know what works and what absolutely will not fly. Another reason why I just can't stop talking about this topic is because there are so many people who get these interactions wrong every day.Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media:Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/5-things-to-know-about-brand-partnerships

31mins

3 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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Ep. 27: Small Biz Q&A

On this episode, I answer your most pressing small business and career questions straight out of my inbox.I tackle the importance of streamlining your business's customer service response system, provide tips on differentiating your online store so that you can attract and retain customers, share alternatives to having interns or employees work out of your home office, talk about the benefits of staying in your own lane in business even when your customers are the ones who want you to branch out and more.Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media: Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/small-biz-questionsLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

29mins

10 Aug 2016

Rank #8

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Ep. 30: Small Business and Career Q&A

On this episode, I answer another round of small business and career questions straight out of my inbox.I tackle how to add online courses to your resume, how to pursue a personal passion such as international volunteerism while also wanting to further your education/career, how and why businesses should be responding to customer complaints on social media, why you shouldn't be so quick to jump on the podcast bandwagon just because it's popular and more.- - Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media: Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/small-business-and-career-qaLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

28mins

24 Nov 2016

Rank #9

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Ep. 14: Use the #PowerHour Method to Get More Done

Whenever I get overwhelmed with work or want to make headway on a specific project or task, I deliberately schedule a #PowerHour on my calendar. Designating some time to be fully present and give my undivided attention to one thing has done wonders for my productivity. On this episode, I also introduce a new segment called 'PR Problems,' where I discuss a celebrity or company who is in the news with a PR crisis or problem and I prescribe a solution for how they can navigate their way through it. Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/power-hour-method/Twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess

19mins

19 Feb 2016

Rank #10

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Ep. 19: Tahira Wright on Turning #TheCutLife Community Into a Booming Biz

Tahira Wright (@ItsTahiraJoy) is the co-founder of The Cut Life, a blog and digital platform created in June 2013 to celebrate all things related to short hair. The Cut Life has amassed a large and loyal online fan base that recently crossed the 1 million follower mark on Instagram. On this episode, Tahira talks about that growth, The Cut Life's early beginnings and how her team plans to turn their digital community into a booming business as the authority on short hair.Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/tahira-wright/Have Feedback? Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

56mins

21 Mar 2016

Rank #11

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Ep. 13: Your Brand is What the Audience Says It Is

I recently joined the Joblogues podcast to discuss how anyone can use branding principles to position themselves for career success. On that episode, I broke branding down to its most basic level: "Your brand is not what you say it is, it is what the audience says it is."However, I didn't get a chance to go deeper and explain that while this is true, you have a great deal of power to influence how your audience views you and/or your business.

10mins

24 Jan 2016

Rank #12

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Ep. 28: I'ma Throw Shade If I Can't Get Paid

On this episode, my goal is to give you "invoicing 101" tips to create flawless invoices so that you always get paid on time! You will learn the questions you should ask a new client or partner before you create or send an invoice. How you should submit that invoice. The pieces of information that should be included and when it's appropriate to follow-up regarding payment after you've sent your invoice. Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media: Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/invoicing-101Like this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

29mins

24 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Ep. 22: Crosby Noricks on the Power of Niche Markets

Crosby Noricks is the founder of PR Couture, a top editorial destination serving, supporting and celebrating the field of fashion communications. Crosby is also the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR as well as an experienced digital marketing strategist and business coach who is currently in the process of establishing the first trade organization for fashion communicators called Fashion Communicators International. On this episode of the Hashtags and Stilettos podcast, Crosby talks about how she started PR Couture 10 years ago, why she chose to focus on Fashion PR and the power and benefit of focusing on a niche market and audience. Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/crosby-noricksSocial Media: Instagram.com/CrosbyNoricks Instagram.com/PRCouture Twitter.com/CrosbyNoricks Twitter.com/PRCouture Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

34mins

2 May 2016

Rank #14

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Ep. 15: Leave the Money on the Table

This episode tackles a question or conundrum everyone has experienced at one point in their lives: knowing when to walk away from an opportunity.Knowing what she knows now, Sakita shares tips on how to make more informed decisions in these moments instead of operating purely from a place of "need" or "want."Have feedback? Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

19mins

24 Feb 2016

Rank #15

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Ep. 18: Melissa Kimble on #BlkCreatives and the Creative Process Behind the Movement

Melissa Kimble is a social media expert and the founder of My Creative Connection, a platform for Black creative millennials that provides community, resources, tools and strategies to help them create the lives that they envision for themselves. On this episode, Melissa talks about the evolution of My Creative Connection and how the idea for the #BlkCreatives chat was born. She also discusses her creative process, her unique approach to cultivating ideas and she provides tips for how others can build a digital community through social media.Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/melissa-kimble/Have feedback? Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

38mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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Ep. 36: How Vivian Kaye Troubleshot Her Way to Seven Figure Success

Ever wanted to start a business to solve a problem but didn't know where to start and or you don't think you have the prerequisite knowledge to get it done? Vivian Kaye, the founder of Kinky Curly Yaki, found herself in that position TWICE; but she never let it stop her. Kinky Curly Yaki, her second business, was one of the first companies to make hair extensions for textured hair and was born out of her own desire to find blendable extensions that didn't compromise her own style.On this episode, I talk with Vivian about her career and entrepreneurial journey and the steps she took to both of her businesses in industries in which she had no prior knowledge or experience and how she's been able to troubleshoot her way to seven figure success.Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media:Instagram.com/QueenofKank Instagram.com/KinkyCurlyYaki Twitter.com/KinkyCurlyYaki www.KinkyCurlyYaki.com Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/vivian-kayeLike this episode? Write a review it on iTunes!(Note: Kinky Curly Yaki is a House of Success PR client)

1hr 5mins

17 Mar 2017

Rank #17

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Ep. 35: Adenah Bayoh on Using Real Estate Development and Franchising as a Path to Entrepreneurship

Many people believe that in order to become an entrepreneur they have to get struck by lightening and have an amazing once in a lifetime idea, get funding or find other ways to get it out into the world and then they'll be successful. Adenah Bayoh turns that notion right on its head. Adenah is the founder and CEO of Adenah Bayoh and Companies, which is the parent corporation that owns IHOP franchises in Paterson and Irvington, NJ and a real estate development portfolio with more than $225 million dollars in urban redevelopment projects. This Summer, Adenah will launch a signature fast casual, farm-to-table soul food restaurant called Cornbread. On this episode, Adenah and I talk about how she got started with investment properties and how she used real estate development and franchising as a path to entrepreneurship and what we can and should be doing now if we want to take a similar route. (Note: The audio on this episode is glitchy. I apologize for that and thank you in advance for listening to Adenah's amazing story!)Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media:Instagram.com/Ihopfoyafoods www.adenahbayoh.com Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/adenah-bayohLike this episode? Write a review it on iTunes!

1hr 1min

7 Feb 2017

Rank #18

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Ep. 37: Shea Moisture Problems

About a week ago, Shea Moisture, a company that specializes in organic hair, beauty and body products for multicultural consumers released an ad on Facebook focused on “Hair Hate,” that immediately caused a firestorm of controversy and led to a huge PR fail for the brand. In this episode, I talk about what happened in the immediate hours and days after the ad was released, dispel some popular myths about the company for context and provide 10 tips for Shea Moisture and any other brand, beauty or otherwise, on how to best market their consumer products to diverse audiences.Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions or comments.Social Media:Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/shea-moisture-problemsLike this episode? Write a review on iTunes!

37mins

8 May 2017

Rank #19

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Ep. 31: What if Your Dream is Ugly?

On this episode, I talk about the realities associated with pursuing your dreams based on an epiphany I had a few months ago at 5am. - - Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.Social Media:Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccessShow Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/ugly-dreamsLike this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

11mins

12 Dec 2016

Rank #20