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Hashtags and Stilettos

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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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By Twiz Taylor - Sep 02 2017
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Very good and informative podcast showing Black women in a positive business light!

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

By MissSummyLuv - May 09 2017
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Informative, relevant AND humorous. Great episode.

iTunes Ratings

130 Ratings
Average Ratings
110
12
2
2
4

Good stuff

By Twiz Taylor - Sep 02 2017
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Very good and informative podcast showing Black women in a positive business light!

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

By MissSummyLuv - May 09 2017
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Informative, relevant AND humorous. Great episode.
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Hashtags and Stilettos

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: Ep. 26: Myleik Teele on the Lessons Learned While Scaling a Business

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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.

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Social Media:

Instagram.com/Myleik Twitter.com/Myleik www.Myleik.com www.curlBOX.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/myleik-teele-podcast

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Jul 25 2016

49mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: Ep. 20: How to Build a Killer Network as a Boss Introvert

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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-tips

Instagram: Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos

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

Apr 04 2016

26mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 29: Done is STILL Better Than Perfect

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*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.

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Social Media:

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

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/done-is-still-better-than-perfect

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Sep 28 2016

18mins

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Rank #6: 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

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May 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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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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

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Nov 24 2016

28mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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.

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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 #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. 8: What To Do Before You Give Up

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If you've ever felt like giving up, quitting a job or project or giving in, this episode it for you.

Lately, I've been having a lot of conversations with other creatives and entrepreneurs and a common thread seems to be that all of us have reached some sort of breaking point or moment when we're ready to quit projects or our entire business and do something else.

In this episode, I share my own story about wanting to give up and explore the ONE thing we should do when those begin to seep into our minds.

Oct 29 2015

10mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 36: How Vivian Kaye Troubleshot Her Way to Seven Figure Success

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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.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

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

Social Media:

Instagram.com/QueenofKank Instagram.com/KinkyCurlyYaki Twitter.com/KinkyCurlyYaki www.KinkyCurlyYaki.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/vivian-kaye

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(Note: Kinky Curly Yaki is a House of Success PR client)

Mar 17 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Ep. 34: Dawn Kelly on Her Journey from Executive to Entrepreneur

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Six years ago I quit my job in order to focus on building my PR firm House of Success full-time. The person who hired me for that last job and who was one of my last bosses was Dawn Kelly.

Dawn Kelly is an OG in the PR world. Over the course of her long and storied career she has worked her communications magic for AARP, served as the director of public relations for York College and spent the last 16 years working in the global communications department at Prudential Financial where she last held the position of Department Vice President of Global Communications.

On this episode, Dawn and I talk about our relationship, how to best bridge the generational gap between Black women in the workplace, how to reinvent yourself as a free agent and entrepreneur after spending 20+ years in the corporate world and so much more.

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

Social Media:

Instagram.com/PRMaven17 Instagram.com/TheNourishSpot Twitter.com/PRMaven17 Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/dawn-kelly

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Jan 26 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Ep. 37: Shea Moisture Problems

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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.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

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

Social Media:

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

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/shea-moisture-problems

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May 08 2017

37mins

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