LadyRomp Inspirational Conference Call

LadyRomp is a place where people can go for great stories on everything about women. Anything involving today’s women and girls can be found here, whether it be motivational stories or messages, news, health, or inspirational women, the site equips and inspires women of all ages to go after their dreams and find their purpose. Currently, the blog is gathering business contacts and within the next year or so, editor Kimberly Seabrooks dreams of developing a real, vibrant community comprised of small groups with the use of The LadyRomp Inspiration Network.

janinehausif_1353949722_11Janine Hausif will be joining us on our 1st call.

Entrepreneur. Idea Maven. Creator.

Soon after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communication in her hometown in Maryland, Janine immediately uprooted her life to Brooklyn, New York. One chance afternoon Janine noticed a large decal plastered to a local business’s window that read “Black-Owned Business.” She thought it would be great if all Black-owned businesses notified passersby where they were. After several months of brainstorming and development, Janine has launch Around the Way a geo-location mobile app that locates the nearest Black-owned businesses. The goal of Around the Way is to take these businesses from Main Street to mainstream. Janine explains “Mobile technology is the wave of the future. It’s important for Black-owned businesses to remain relevant and competitive in today’s economy.”

The fun stuff: When I make free time I like to enjoy live comedy and live music. I love podcasts. I love wine. I love laughing… I love lamp.

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So our first inspirational conference call will be:

(Date) Wednesday November 20, 2013

(Time) 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm EST

Conference Dial-in Number: 401-347-0005

Participant Access Code: 649973#

I am so looking forward to speaking with all of you!!





A Message From The Creator


My Friend: Eula M Guest


Your Networking Presences

What kind of networker are you? Have you taken the time to assess your networking presences? Have you evaluated your networking style? Do you have a networking style or are you just trying to make connections to make money? Before you go to that next networking event, business conference or business expo. Ask yourself why are you going? Should you be going? What are your expectations for attending this event?

As a business owner for nine years now, it takes a lot for my partner and I to attend an event. We do attend our partnership events, our sponsorship events, our colleagues events and people who have support us over the last nine years, those events are very important to our building and keeping relationships. We also attend our target market events to meet people who we can establish new relationships and build our brand. Here are some examples of Networkers. Which category do you fall in?


  • The Happy Networker: A person (s) who is planning, started or trying to get into a specific industry.
  • The Serial Networker: In business three years or less going to all kinds of events passing out business cards.
  • The Target Market Networker: A person who knows who their target market is and attends these kinds of events to maximize their networking experience usually in business over five years
  • The Strategic Networker: They sit back and watch the room, wait for the 30 second pitch then go straight to those people who they can connect with at these events or they watch to see who is posed and how they are acting before they approach them.
  • The Seasoned Networker: They will only attend these events when they know who is in the room, they are trying to connect to those big wigs usually the CEO of large corporations, industry leaders, media experts (i.e. newspaper and magazine executives etc.) and they are there for that and only to make that one connection and they are out. They have been there done that and they are on a mission.


Now that you see the categories, where do you fall in? Now you are at the event, you have on the perfect business attire, suit, tie, you have your hair, nails everything is working, and then you hand out your business cards. This is where people fall short. Why are some business owners afraid to use the whole card? Why are the fonts so small you need bifocals or a magnifying glass to read the card? Why is your e-mail address so tiny? Are you trying to hide the fact that you are a business owner? Are you not confident in your business? Why did you put all that time into getting dress to hand out a business card that no one can read? NO matter what kind of networker you are, you have to make sure that your business card expresses what you do; the fonts are large enough for people to read. The business cards after introductions is your make or break it, take the time to review your business cards and ask yourself, if I didn’t know this person would I understand what they do? Can I read the card, does the card make sense? You don’t have to spend a fortune to get good business cards, I’ve seen some great looking cards, pretty colors, and logo but if you ask me what they do, I couldn’t tell you, it is not on the card. Remember if you go to many events per month by the time you get to putting these e-mails on your data base list, event with notes on the cards, will you remember what they did if it is not on their card? Remember the business cards is an introduction to that person you want to connect to. Make it as easy for them to want to contact you again and also for them to want to refer you to one of their connections. Last but not least remember the golden rule “Jack of All Trades Master of None” At each event you should be focused on one area of what you do, DO NOT hand out multiply business cards at an event. Don’t tell people at an event, I have several businesses at an introduction, tailor that one business at that one event. Build your brand in one industry until you are well known in that industry.

Ms. Guest is Chief Operating Officer at Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc. She is the social media expert at Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc. For interviews, panel discussions, speaking engagements, workshops contact Griot’s Roll at (212) 281-2286 or for more details and workshop titles.


Women’s News: 5 Decisions You Don’t Have To Justify To Anyone


The Huffington Post  |  By 

A lot of the choices women make, ranging from what we do to our bodies to how we conduct our most personal affairs, are subject to commentary from family members, friends and total strangers. Sometimes it seems as though everyone has an opinion that they just have to share, asking you to explain yourself and making you question whether or not you were actually right in the first place.

Of course, it rarely hurts to hear what someone who cares about you thinks about any life-changing decisions — but some things are really no one else’s business. Here are five decisions you never have to justify:

1. What you do with your body hair. Shave, don’t shave, wax, don’t wax — whatever your preferences are, own it. In a July 2013 blog for the Huffington Post, Paloma Goni expressed her frustration at needing to justify her decision to keep all her body hair as is. She wrote: “Logically, I can do what I want with my body, but I don’t want to turn going out for a stroll into a quarrel, and don’t want to decline plans because I feel like I need to hide. Because yes, I’ll admit it: I’m not ready to listen to the criticism or endure the stares. I’m not a revolutionary. Yet.”

2. Any decision regarding sex. When, where and how you conduct your sex life is truly nobody’s business, provided everything happens between consenting adults. Whether you’re experimenting with one-night stands, waiting for marriageor questioning what you want, you don’t need to explain yourself to anyone.

3. Whether or not you want to have kids. Parenthood isn’t for everyone, but it’s commonly assumed that all women aspire to be mothers. Women who are childfree by choice are often the subject of prying questions and inappropriate commentary. A quick poll of HuffPost Women’s Twitter followers revealed 23 things childfree women are tired of hearing, and in an August 2012 blog for the Huffington Post, Anjali Sareen wrote: “It seems as though there’s no statement other women take more defensively than hearing me say I don’t want children. Somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten that the choices we make for ourselves can simply be that: choices.”

4. Your living situation. Whether it’s living with roommates when you’re past your twenties, cohabiting with a partner you’re not engaged or married to ormoving back in with your parents for a while — who you live with and why is up to you.

5. Putting your career before your personal life — or vice versa. If the ten million debates about “having it all” have taught us anything, it’s probably that you have to prioritize, and only you know what’s most important to you. If you would regret not moving across the country for a new job more than you would regret breaking up your relationship, that’s your call to make.

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