Tammy Munson is our Featured Guest on Diva Talk Radio

Recently, I started a new segment called A Truly Outstanding turlyoutstanding2Woman.  The purpose of this segment is to spotlight women who are making a difference in those around them.  These are women who are successful entrepreneurs and work long hours, yet they find the time to encourage and help others.  So to me, that’s A Truly Outstanding Woman!

This week on Diva Talk Radio, I am thrilled to have Tammy Munson as our Featured Guest.  Tammy is by far A Truly Outstanding Woman.  Her dedication as a military wife is motivated by her passion for other military spouses and families.  Because of this dedication, Tammy has created a site to help military spouses thrive and keep their own identity while living the military life.  Along with said site, Tammy blogs about her military life at Army Household6 as well as several other military spouse-focused blogs as an contributing blogger.

tm_avatar1In addition to her gig as a military wife, Tammy is a mom of 2 daughters, runs a profitable business, NewMediaVA, is the founder of Business and Learning, she serves as the Colorado Installation Ambassador for Military.com, Technical Coordinator for ParentsZone.org,  founder and coordinator for HelpAServiceMemberOut.org and Military channel Editor for BlissfullyDomestic.com.

Whew! This woman wears me out with all of her involvement.  As you can see, Tammy certainly fits the label as A Truly Outstanding Woman!

So, join us on Diva Talk Radio as Tammy shares her passions in business, the ups and downs she’s gone through and how she overcame typical obstacles that come with business ownership.  I guarantee that you will be encouraged and uplifted by this truly outstanding woman!

When:   February 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Where:  Diva Talk Radio (http://blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio)

Our interactive chat room will be open 10 minutes before airing the show, so log in early as we are expecting a huge crowd!

Until next time…wear your heels well & I’ll see you at the show!

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P.S. Be sure to tweet about this show on Twitter! (@krclaypool, @reginasmola, and @tammymunson).

Twitter – Keep or Release (Diva Rants)

In today’s Diva Rants, let’s discuss followings on Twitter.  Like thousands of other folks, I enjoy Twitter.  I love to interact with people that I most likely would not meet face-to-face.  I enjoy hearing about their lives, their children, their pets, and their businesses.  I enjoy learning from my friends on Twitter.

Likewise, I enjoy sharing my life and my businesses with my Twitter followers.  I have quality things to share with others and have made many wonderful connections.

With that being said, I’ve just learned of a site where you can find out who is and is not following you. (http://dossy.org/twitter/karma)

Boy, what an eye-opener! It was rather interesting to find that people whom I’ve grown to respect are not reciprocating the following.  I find this to be utterly RUDE! Why should I spend MY time reading that you’re drinking coffee or playing with your dog when I’m doing the same thing and you haven’t given me the courtesy to share my doings?

Well, my time is just as valuable as the next gals, so I’ve decided to “release” those who are not following me in return. That way, when spending 2-3 hours reading other peoples Tweets, some valuable and others just gibberish, at least I will know that my Tweets are getting equal exposure.

And that’s today’s Diva Rants!

Until next time…wear your heels well,

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P.S. Would love to hear your rants about this topic! Be sure to leave a comment.

Oh yeah, one more thing…follow me on Twitter!

January is Health & Wellness Month

Throughout the month of January, BriefcaseDiva will be focusing on health and wellness.  Not only do we need to have a healthy business, we also need to keep our physical, mental, and spiritual bodies intact.  When we concentrate so heavily on our businesses, our bodies take the brunt of the abuse. We tend not to eat healthy nor get a good nights rest.

Since it’s a new year, we have decided to supply you with the tools to stay healthy so that you can be prosperous. In doing so, we have some dynamic guests lined up for Diva Talk RadioDiva Talk Radio. You definitely do not want to miss a single show! Every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. EST.

In addition to the shows, I have some other interviews and articles that I will be posting here in The Diva BlogThe Diva Blog. Plus, I will be sharing some personal stories, with you, of how I overcame some issues in my life that were unhealthy. You will see a side of me that very few see. This is a scary move on my part, but my goal is to show you that you too can overcome heartaches and blossom into something beautiful.

My goal is for YOU to shine in 2009!

Until next time…wear your heels well!

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P.S. If you’re on Twitter, please be sure to follow me: http://Twitter.com/krclaypoolhttp://Twitter.com/krclaypool. Let me know that you are following me and I’ll in return follow you back.

Can You Say “Fart” Without Laughing? (Repost)

I am re-posting this blog because the link in the last post did not work.  The poem in the blog that I am referring too is just WAY to funny to not share it with you. So, here it goes again!

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OMG Divas! I am laughing so hard that my belly hurts! You see, I needed a break from working on a client’s project so I went “blog surfing”. Upon my journey, I stumbled upon this guy’s blog that caught my attention. The title to his blog was Scratch N’ Sniff.

Well, I’m of the age where I remember the stickers that you could buy that were…well, ‘scratch and sniff’. It brought back many wonderful childhood memories of collecting the stickers and putting them into my sticker books. I just loved my sticker books. I treasured them. Then finding my pesky little brother tearing them out one by one…I just wanted to kill him, but I knew my mom would get mad and I would be in BIG trouble…I always seemed to get in trouble over my brother because I was the big sister and I had to set the example. Oh wow…where was that going? Do I need therapy? I think I went back WAY too far in my childhood memories. Ouch! Sorry about that…okay back to my funny finding!

stinkyWhen I started to read this “Scratch N’ Sniff” blog, I found that he wrote a poem about Thanksgiving night. You just have to read this blog. It’s classic! You will laugh so hard because it rings true in EVERY relationship. Brian Shaw certainly has a way with words and this is a blog that I will certainly bookmark!

Thanks Brian for being so creative!

Now, go visit Brian’s blog and be sure to leave him a comment and tell him that Kelli Claypool sent you his way. I don’t get any brownie points for sending you but at least he will know where you came from. 🙂

Here’s the link: http://brianshaw.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/scratch-n-sniff/

Until next time…wear your heels well!

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P.S. Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/krclaypool. Let me know that you are following me so that I can follow you as well. 🙂

To Twitter or Not to Twitter…That’s the Question

Recently, I read a Twitter post from someone whom I have grown to respect and I was somewhat perplexed by her Tweet.  She said, “is Twitter for me or is Twitter for someone else?”  Then in another post she said, “should Twitter be me focused or others focused?” These posts got me thinking.  In the world of Social Networks, the ultimate goal is to…well, “socialize”…build relationships of sorts…create friendships with folks that you would probably never meet face-to-face. While building these relationships you learn who you can trust and who you think are a scam.  Believe me, the true colors usually come out in various ways.

For example, just the other day I read a post about a teleseminar that sounded interesting to me.  The gal who was being interviewed is someone that I have recently started to follow and am interested in what she has to say.  She is considered to be an expert in an area that I am fascinated with, so I elected to sign up for the teleseminar.  Well, to my surprise and extreme disappointment, the autoresponder that I received back did not have the link to listen to the teleseminar but a link to purchase the series for $77.00.  This really annoyed me.  I knew that this gal had no control over this but felt that she should be made aware of it since she was promoting the teleseminar.

This self-proclaimed “I went from flat broke, down & out to super successful, inspired, internationally recognized author and speaker” found a way to make an extra buck or two by not providing a link to the teleseminar but a link to his sales page about the series.  This is slimy and makes me question his guys integrity.  Because of this, I choose not to follow this guy.  I’m sure he could care less whether or not I follow him, but if more people would stand up and make him accountable for what he does, then perhaps he will pay attention and change his ways.

After contacting the gal who was being interviewed, I did receive a replay of the interview.  She said that she would talk to the interviewer about this “glitch” and get back with me.  So, we’ll see what happens and I certainly will keep you informed as to the outcome.  My sincere hope is that this was a true glitch in the system and not typical in the way this guy runs his business.

So, back to my first story about whether or not Twitter should be “me focused or others focused”.  If it is truly a relationship building tool, why can’t it be both?  When you gain someone’s trust, they are interested in what you have to say.  There needs to be balance in your Tweets. If you are always trying to sell something, you will more than likely lose followers. Personally, I don’t give those the time of day if they are always cramming a product down my throat. However, once you gain my trust then by all means tell me what you have to offer and more than likely I’ll buy from you.  Why? Because you’ve taken the time to build a relationship with me.  Plain and simple.

Twitter can be an excellent tool for both business and personal reasons.  But there needs to be balance, sincerity, integrity, and down-right honesty in your posts.  Being transparent will gain the respect of many and that’s a wonderful thing!

I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment.  And follow me on Twitter, too!

Until next time…wear your heels well!

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