A Message From The Creator


My Friend: Eula M. Guest




A while back I had a disagreement (I don’t like to use the word argument so negative.) about a comment that was made on a photo that I posted.  I sent a PM (private message) to their page asking them why that kind of statement was put out in the open.  Why would you be so negative on a page that so many people post on? Their comment was, “It’s my opinion.”  I said to them, “You are so right. It is your opinion; but when you post negative comments about other people, it makes you look small and unprofessional.  I wouldn’t have expected that from someone who is supposed to be so polished.”  They wrote back clearly taken aback by my comment and started to defend the comment by reading off their credentials, and I wrote back to them.  “That is correct. That is why I am doubly surprised that you would endanger your image, reputation and all that you’ve worked for by posting such a negative comment to another business owner out in a public forum.”

They defended the comment by saying, “It is my opinion.” I said this time that they are absolutely right. It is their opinion, but I think that they should have told that person what they felt in a private message. I don’t see the point in trying to degrade another business owner in a public forum.  They proceeded to tell me that they hope I have a great day, and I said to them, “You too and blessings.” like I always do when I am signing off. After I thought the conversation was over, they came back and said to me, “I’ve been on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and Black Enterprise.”  I said to them they put jack asses and donkey back sides on the cover of magazines too. Do we want to hear from them?   That was clearly the end of that conversation and then I un-friend them.

I am bringing this up for a reason.  Social media is a great tool; one bad comment can break down everything you’ve worked for.  Before you make that comment on your page or someone else’s page, ask yourself is it worth it.  If it becomes too much, the un-friend button still works.

Ms. Guest, COO & Social Media Manager at Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc., for interviews, panel discussions, speaking engagements, workshops contact Ms. Young at (212) 281-2286 or eula@griotsrollproduction.com.


Inspirational Man Of The Month: President Barack Obama


Hi Everyone, I know that we are having a tough time as a Nation, but I feel that what our President has accomplished as a human being is amazing. And that is why he is my “Inspirational Man Of The Month”.

Barack Obama (born Aug. 4, 1961) is the incumbent Democratic president, and he’s the first fully declared candidate in the 2012 election, having announced his reelection in a YouTube statement emailed to supporters on April 4. 

The political decisions of his first term — from TARP to the deficit to health care reform to unemployment — were the political fodder on which his political opponents based their budding campaigns through the primary season. His approval ratings were at a high of 64 percent nationally in February 2009 and have dropped steadily as the country has careened from one domestic or international crisis to another … and another … and another. But poll numbers can be cyclical — both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had similar first term numbers and handily won re-election. The president’s re-election efforts included massive fundraising, which climbed over $1 billion.

Obama’s efforts to get re-elected started in earnest over the summer with visits — sometimes repeat visits — to the swing states that will decide the November election.

As of late August, the Associated Press had identified seven battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire and Virginia, which offer a combined 85 electoral votes.

It’s been apparent here in the Granite State — with its four Electoral College votes — because of the repeated visits by Obama, his wife Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden, and a bunch of surrogates. The Romney campaign, too, has been focused here with visits by the candidate, running mate Paul Ryan, and various GOP surrogates, including Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

As one political analyst put it: “Right now, New Hampshire is a state both campaigns believe they can win. In a close election it’s essential for each side to fire up their bases – the goal is definitely to keep energy levels high.”

The race for New Hampshire is a toss-up, according to various polls.

Just how important a state New Hampshire became was evident by the fact that in the last weekend of the campaign, the state was deluged with the candidates and their surrogates.

Obama was in Concord on the Saturday before Election Day with former President Bill Clinton. Romney had two trips — one on Saturday morning and another on Monday – a big election eve rally (and his last campaign appearance of the election) at the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester.

In the end, as close as everyone thought it might, Obama handily defeated Romney both in the Granite State and nationally.

He won re-election to a second term with 50.7 percent of the popular vote, versus 47.7 for Romney. The Electoral College vote was 332 to 206.

The Granite State, with its four electoral votes, went 51.9 percent for Obama and 46.4 percent for Romney, topping off a Democrat sweep of offices that included governor (Maggie Hassan), Congress (Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster), a majority in the New Hampshire House, and a majority in the Executive Council.

Read More:  http://www.livefreeordiealliance.org/ElectionCentral/2012PresidentialPrimaryOld/Directoryof2012PresidentialPrimaryCandidates/BarackObama/tabid/1929/Default.aspx?gclid=CMqGtPOTg7oCFY6Y4AodT10ATw

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