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This week webinars – the Good, bad and the Ugly

Harlem Serves UP! – Broadcasted charitable event for small business entrepreneurs on ABC Channel 7- July 18, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Not a webinar, but definitely a nice virtual shift from the usual Zoom webinar. I rate this 4/5 stars – Excellent lineup from all those who live, work, and support Harlem, sprinkled with celebrity guests. The event also included 2 celebrity performances by Brian McKnight and Trey Songz.

What a great event on a hot Saturday evening. The production crew really did a great job piecing together recorded snippets from different people. From the local business entrepreneurs (Marcus Samuelsson- Red Rooster, Melba Wilson from Melba’s Restaurant), Celebrity Chefs (Carla Hall, Emeril Lagasse) to Co-hosts Tamron Hall and Sandra Bookman — this lovely event was well done. It included previously recorded segments from such personalities such as Doug E. Fresh, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Kevin Bacon. This truly was a great way to show the historically rich culture of Harlem with its variety of dining options (soul food, health food, seafood) along with the diversity of the people and the community. The fundraiser showed the current situation of how businesses are now operating, in the middle of the CovId-19 pandemic. As we are all aware, most businesses in NYC are currently either in take-out mode, outdoor dining, or simply providing meals to those that are in need. The wonderful thing about this event is that proceeds raised from the fundraiser will benefit CityMeals, and Humana supported the event. There was a very heartfelt and moving performance by TreySongz. And of course, it is always good to see Newark, NJ native, Michael B. Jordan.

Go to:https://abc7ny.com/business/harlem-serves-up-part-1/6323843/

2020 IRS Virtual Nationwide Webinar Tutorial- how to operate a IRS webinar

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I rate this 3/5 stars – if you enjoy monotone delivery and orders being barked out, then this is your webinar!

I gave this 3/5 stars – I really want to give it 2/5 stars – but I realize that for those folks that don’t have video experience – going virtual could be a little daunting. I decided to keep learning and stay up-to-date by gearing up for tax season 2020 with a webinar series to keep on top of the never changing federal tax updates. This is a 30 minute webinar. No tax related information. Tax information given in future webinar segments. Information included how to navigate the virtual webinar screen. The monotone voice barks out more of the following commands: “Please, No distractions; use your webinar email to get into the webinar for your login credentials; Must be present for the full 60 minutes to get 1 CE credits. Respond to all poll questions (at least 4) and complete the survey.” It’s like being in the Army and orders are being barked at you. One CE certificate over the length of the webinars. Wow, I am really hoping I can survive this funfest.

Creating Your Perfect Work with Renessa Boley Lane – Masterclass for High-Achieving Women Redesign Their Success to Get Highly Paid Doing Work They Love

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I gave this 4/5 stars – super helpful information delivered every day to your inbox- 72 hours to listen to recordings.

Reviewing Day 7 Give yourself permission to pivot with Paula Fontana, Vice President, National Black MBA Association®-The whole idea of pivoting can be so challenging – Paula is the VP of Strategic Initiatives at the National Black MBA Association®. Paula has the gift of spoken word – she is a youth coach. Paula worked with Career Center at various colleges including Emory University and Georgia University. “Creating my perfect work is something that lights me up, It is something I would like to leave as legacy.’ states Paula.

“Creating my perfect work is something that lights me up. It is something I would like to leave as legacy”

Paula Fontana

Main characteristic of realizing perfect work is: You would work for free. Paula states her passion is to energize people who look like her, and just need a hand to get started. Life’s signals that show up when you need to pivot are waking up another day, and saying “its another day”. Paula states you need a tribe of people and supporters that can help you make the pivot. How many of us say “I’m going to do my work, and I am out!” – (Yes, I must admit that is my mindset with some of my work). Renessa states that people need to know you, so stick around and build a relationship with other people.The interview becomes insightful with Paula giving details about how she landed her current role, and when she saw fit to pivot: Her current role came about by knowing someone that knew someone, and that person persuaded Paula to apply for her current role at NBMBAA, Inc. Paula thought that she was going to be a CEO of a company (yup, me too). The market was taking a downturn, and she thought she would do her current role temporarily until the market recovered. Haha – (this was something I thought as well). The market crash made Paula pivot and find something different. She stated “her family must eat.” – Paula decided temporarily to go back to the University of Georgia, where she got her MBA, and work with the Career Office at the University. Now she works with students and teaches them how to market themselves – honing in on such skills as improving their elevator pitch, working with student resumes, and helping students reach their full potential. You must be able to articulate that value to your support and team. It is your responsibility to tell the market your experience. At the position in Higher Ed, she fell in love with her job. Her purposeful life then became her purpose in life. She says in the past, she visualized herself having the corner office, driving a red convertible, having a team, making 6 figures. Paula was able to find her purpose, monetize it, and now it is her lifelong passion.

I love this mindful series from Renessa Boley Lane – check this out as well as her other webinars at https://creatingyourperfectwork.com/

Rest In Power to John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Lover of ALL people. May you be the beacon of light that leads this nation into healing. I’m glad I had the opportunity to hear and see you in person.

“MAKE GOOD TROUBLE”

U.S. Representative John Lewis

Published by MS. BOOKKEEPER

MS. BOOKKEEPER IS THE AUTHORITY ON BASIC BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES. SHE EDUCATES START-UP AND SMALL BUSINESSES WITH EASY TO UNDERSTAND CONCEPTS USING AFFORDABLE AND SECURE CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS. MS. BOOKKEEPER HOLDS A MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN FINANCE, AS WELL AS A MASTERS IN SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING. HER EXPERIENCE INCLUDES MORE THAT TWENTY YEARS IN THE ACCOUNTING AND TAX INDUSTRY; SHE IS A FORMER OWNER OF A FRANCHISE TAX BUSINESS, CURRENT BOOKKEEPING ADVISOR, AND ENTREPRENEUR.

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