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The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

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The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

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Listening to episode 43 in 2020 and I am moved!!

By Akiachenise - Jan 18 2020
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Please bring this podcast back for 2020!!!!!

We Want MORE

By ebonywelove - Dec 17 2019
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Love this podcast! I would love to hear more episodes in 2020!

iTunes Ratings

136 Ratings
Average Ratings
116
12
2
2
4

Listening to episode 43 in 2020 and I am moved!!

By Akiachenise - Jan 18 2020
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Please bring this podcast back for 2020!!!!!

We Want MORE

By ebonywelove - Dec 17 2019
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Love this podcast! I would love to hear more episodes in 2020!
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Hashtags and Stilettos

Latest release on Feb 19, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep. 32: Be Your Motherf**king Self

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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.
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Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/be-yourself

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Dec 21 2016

14mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 3: Why and Where You Should Blog About Your Business

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If you're not already blogging about your brand or business, you should be.

In this episode, Sakita talks about the common excuses entrepreneurs and creatives give for not blogging, the benefits of using blogging to become a thought leader in your industry and the many platform options that exist that make it super easy for you to share your first post today!

Oct 05 2015

15mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 23: Olori Swank on Building a Profitable Personal Brand

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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-swank

Social Media:

Instagram.com/OloriSwank Instagram.com/SwankBlue Twitter.com/OloriSwank Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess

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Jun 06 2016

43mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 12: Stop Talking Yourself Out of Sh*t

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A great opportunity lands in our lap or a colleague suggests that we throw our name in the ring for a new job or project and instead of preparing a pitch or application, we instantly disqualify ourselves and make a list of all the reasons it won't work out or why we're not good enough.

This is called rejection committee thinking and on this episode, I share a few tips on how to do away with this terrible habit.

Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/stop-talking-yourself-out-of-shit-podcast-ep-12/

Jan 19 2016

7mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 24: The Sakita Method to Creating Your Own Luck

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On this episode, I reference a 2012 blog post titled the "Sakita Method," and go deep on the tried and true strategies that I've used over the years to create my own luck in my career and in business. I swear by this method and can wholeheartedly say that if you employ the tips that I outline, you will be successful in getting a new job, client or opportunity.

Don't waste another second of your life waiting for things to happen or allowing things to happen to you. You have more power and influence over your life than you realize and its time to put that power to work and begin to create your own luck.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/the-sakita-method-episode

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess

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Jun 25 2016

39mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 4: The Permission That You're Waiting For is Not Coming

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Sitting in traffic at a red light the other day made me think about all of the different automated signals we have in our life that enable us to mindlessly go with the flow and how that expectation then seeps into other areas of our life causing us to wait for some type of signal or green light to move forward.

I thought about this in relation to all of the things we say we want to do and accomplish but we never make a move. Why? What are we waiting for?

And what if the things that we’re waiting for never appear?

Oct 06 2015

5mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 27: Small Biz Q&A

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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.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/small-biz-questions

Like this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

Aug 10 2016

29mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 25: The Curvy Fashionista on Growing and Evolving with Your Brand

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Marie Denee, better known as 'The Curvy Fashionista' is a fashion blogger, freelance fashion writer and a respected voice and influencer in the plus size fashion arena.

With over eleven years of experience, Marie has made it her mission to continuously show women that they can be Curvy, Confident and Chic. In 2008, Marie founded TheCurvyFashionista.com after realizing that when it came to great stylish clothing for plus size women, options were limited. Armed with an MBA in marketing, fashion experience and pure passion for empowering women of every shape and size, Marie has turned TheCurvyFashionista.com into a must-visit destination for more than 400,000 visitors each month.

On this episode, I talk to Marie about how she's become one of the most recognizable voices in the plus size market and fashion blogging as a whole and we talk about how she's grown into and evolved with her brand.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/marie-denee

Social Media:

Instagram.com/MarieDenee Twitter.com/MarieDenee www.TheCurvyFashionista.com www.TCFStyleExpo.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess

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Jun 28 2016

54mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 17: Mattie James on Living What You Love and Making it Profitable

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Mattie James is the editor of the lifestyle blog Mattieologie.com.

Last Summer, after being unexpectedly laid off from her 9-5, Mattie decided to pursue her years-long dream of turning her blog into a full-time business.

On this episode, we talk about the exact moment she was laid off and how she kicked her blogging business into overdrive and is making it both profitable and sustainable.

Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/mattie-james/

Have feedback?

Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

Mar 07 2016

49mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 33: 5 Things YOU Should Know About Brand Partnerships

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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.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/5-things-to-know-about-brand-partnerships

Jan 03 2017

31mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 16: Necole Kane on the Risks and Rewards of Business

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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.

Feb 29 2016

51mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 31: What if Your Dream is Ugly?

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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.
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Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/ugly-dreams

Like this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

Dec 12 2016

11mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 5: Should You Pay Influencers For Instagram Posts?

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We live in a world where influence among every day people, bloggers and celebrities is rightfully wielded as a superpower.

Every business and brand wants a piece of that influence and to get the attention of their captive audiences, but when does it make sense to pay cold hard cash for it?

Oct 08 2015

12mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 11: 5 Thoughts After Five Years as a Full-Time Entrepreneur

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Today marks the start of my 5th full year as an entrepreneur.

I remember the day that I quit my job at the end of 2010 like it was yesterday. It's been an interesting five years full of highs, lows, really tough moments and major triumphs.

I'm so grateful to have made it to this important milestone and wanted to share some of my experience and reflections with you.

In this episode, I'll be sharing 5 reflections, 5 mistakes and lessons learned and 5 things that I'll be taking into the next 5 years.

Jan 02 2016

25mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 13: Your Brand is What the Audience Says It Is

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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.

Jan 24 2016

10mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 14: Use the #PowerHour Method to Get More Done

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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

Feb 19 2016

19mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 30: Small Business and Career Q&A

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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.
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Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/small-business-and-career-qa

Like this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes!

Nov 24 2016

28mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 38: Demetria L D'Oyley is Writing Her Way to a Life on Her Own Terms

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Demetria Lucas D'Oyley is an award winning journalist and author who at 30, leveraged her 'ABelleinBrooklyn' blog into a dream job as the relationships editor at Essence Magazine, guest starred as a relationships expert on her first reality show and landed a book deal with Simon and Schuster.

Safe to say, things were going pretty well. Then, she quit that job she loved so much to pursue a life of entrepreneurship and eventually self-published her second book.

On this episode, we talk about the origins of her blog, her early career moves, why she left Essence, navigating entrepreneurship as a writer and how she's been able to basically write her way to a life on her own terms.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/DemetriaLucasDoyley Twitter.com/DLDoyley www.demetrialucasdoyley.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/demetria-lucas-doyley

Like this episode? Write a review on iTunes!

May 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 10: Pay Me What You Owe Me - My Negotiation Fails

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We don't talk enough about money. And we don't talk enough about what happens at the negotiating table, when you're an employee or when you're a business owner.

It's easy to make mistakes when you just don't have the knowledge or experience which is why I wanted to share some of my biggest negotiating fails.

A lot of people are struggling privately when it comes to negotiating (and leaving a lot of money on the table in the process), so I wanted to be transparent about some major ways that I've f*cked up while negotiating, so that you don't make these same mistakes.

Nov 24 2015

27mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 15: Leave the Money on the Table

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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.

Feb 24 2016

19mins

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