Ariana Grande #Slayed her MTV Movie Awards Performance

Superero mtvHosts Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart blew the audience away at MTV Movie Awards last Sunday. Their chemistry on stage was easy to see, and they were not afraid to push the limits. They even went as far as wearing tights.

The enthusiastic hosts were not the only people to blow people away. Ariana Grande gave a mesmerizing performance of her new hit single “Dangerous Women”. Grande’s rendition of the song has an unexpected twist–this time she sang the song a capella and an accompanist. This performance had a classier side. Grande was dressed in a beautiful long satin  pink strapless gown, a white fur shawl, a diamond necklace, with her hair pulled back.Clearly, Grande was channeling old Hollywood for this performance.

The singer made here were group of men posing as paparazzi with old fashion cameras snapping photos of the performer. Grande seemed to float across the floor as she made her way to a personalized stage that had piano player and composer, Jason Robert Brown playing the intro to song waiting for her. On the stage, was baby grand piano with the word “Dangerous” written across it in pink of course!Ari black silo

The performance felt very secluded due to the lighting and the well lit stage. Above the singer in the “Grande Hotel” were sexy silhouettes of dancers with pink lighting in the background. Although this version of the song was a little different from the studio version, the performance was just as good. It was a refreshing new take on the song. Some think Grande looked like a modern Marilyn Monroe. Watch the video of the performance below and tell me what do you think?(You’re Welcome.)

If Ariana Grande wasn’t an adult before, she sure is now.

P.S. Be sure to check out the original music video that debut two weeks ago here:

 Ariana Grande “Dangerous Woman (Visual) 1” .Visual two will be out soon.




An Analysis of Tracy Morgan’s Emmy Speech

If you watch the video below, it will tug on your heartstrings a little because this seems to be one of Tracy Morgan’s first speech since his accident. Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance after the accident at the Emmys Awards in 2015.

maxresdefaultEarlier last year, Morgan and his friend and comedian James McNair, was in a car crash that landed Morgan in a coma for multiple days. Once Morgan stepped out on the Emmy stage everyone in the room stood up and you can feel the love and warmth. Morgan’s attention getter was an illustration that had a pathos appeal. Morgan quoted his friend, Jimmy Kimmel, said “We’ll see you back here, next year, Tracy Morgan”. I would say this speech was informative because Morgan briefly went over what happened to him and although people were already filled in, people did not hear Morgan’s side of the story until he was able to tell what happened.

Since the subject was so serous Morgan put in multiple funny jokes especially at the end. The audience response, which was laughter showed that they were paying attention and listening to Morgan words. Morgan’s speech seemed to be memorized but with him adapting to the audience so well he might have been giving the audience and extemporaneous speech.

Tracy Morgan has showed the public how to handle a traumatic accident and not only acknowledge but allow his situation to help him get back on his feet.  Sadly, Morgan’s friend James McNair died as a result of the accident.   

Your Holiday Party Needs an Upgrade

One aspect of PR that I really enjoy is event planning. Event planning is not limited to professional events only. With that being said, there are many perks to event planning. Not only do you get to plan a party or event, but you get to be around great people. In order to get great people to your next holiday party consider all of the following holiday ideas to impress your guests.

Create Potpourri

Any holiday party will get a wholesome boost once you make this holiday themed Potpourri. The party room won’t only look festive, but will smell just as nice. Your guests are sure to be in the holiday mood after they smell this amazing aroma. If you would like to try this cozy recipe click here.

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White Elephant Exchange with a Twist

An activity your guests are sure to love would be to make white elephant ornaments to exchange with one another. This activity is fun and allows your guests creativity to shine through. Plus, your guests get to take home an ornament they can keep for years.

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Santa Hat Brownies 

Who doesn’t love the combination of creamy chocolate and strawberries?! Pair that with vanilla-mascarpone buttercream and your guests may stay longer than you planned. If you have a crafty bunch of friends, you all could assemble the Santa Hat Brownies and take pictures. To try this recipe click here.


Don’t let your next holiday party loose its sparkle. Be sure to try all of these ideas to have a holiday party that will truly knock your guests cozy socks off. Happy Holidays everyone!

#PRLOVE: Show Your Network Some Love

Being the informed PR student I am, I and many of my coworkers, have heard numerous times NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK! Since I have heard this from my professors and professionals at professional development sessions I can’t help but think what is the proper way to network? If you don’t interact enough you could loose that connection but if you ask that connection for favors all the time the connection will start to feel mistreated.

Having been to PRSSA National Conference this year, I’ve learned to gain strong meaningful connections. This  does not mean you have to have a huge amount of connections, which would only result in loose relationships. It’s better to have a small network, with deep relationships that will get you where you want to be.

To get a better understanding of what this looks like, I will give you three steps to show your network some love along the way during an Informational Interview.

  1. Have a thoughtful list of questions ready.

Having a list of questions prepared shows you value your connection’s time. Examples would be “How did you get to where you are now?” or “What are the work values of you workplace?” or lastly, “What do you recommend I do to get to where  I want to be?”. I suggested showing off a little something you know about the company FIRST and then asking this last question.


2. Buy their coffee or food.

It’s easy for someone to feel used when it comes to networking because people usually only want to get what they are after from someone. If you pay for their coffee or food this shows that you appreciate their time and is an easy way to show how thankful you are.


3. Ask if there is anything you can do for them.

Doing this also shows that you appreciate the professional’s time. This lets your professional know that this meeting was not just for your benefit. Lastly, asking this question lets people know you are a team player.


Remember your network is not there just to help you, you are here to help your network. Which sometimes means creating questions or buying their food. With the busy of a PR professional, its easy to get caught up and think what can other people do for me, instead you need to think what can I do for my network and show them some love. They deserve love just as much as you do.

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