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The Absolute Number One Resume Mistake

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Career, Michele Jennae, Resume | 0 comments

by Michele Jennae from PerpetualResume.net

Michele Jennae is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting people and ideas for wider positive influence. www.michelejennae.com, Tweet to @michelejennae

There are a multitude of articles that will point out resume mistakes, from an incoherent structure to lack of focus.

One article even says there is no such thing as a perfect resume. I agree with that. One recruiter will see things very differently than another. One hiring manager might favor one style of resume more than another.

But, there is ONE MISTAKE that is the very worst.

That mistake is …..Read more here.

Life With A Capital L

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Influence | 0 comments

by Michele Jennae from Life Above The Line

Michele Jennae is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting people and ideas for wider positive influence. www.michelejennae.com, Tweet to @michelejennae

Are you LIVING?? REALLY LIVING? And not just dying a little each day? Because after all, we are all headed in the same direction. How we go is another story. Living with a lowercase l is more like dying a little every day.

I want to go singing and dancing and even crying. I want to FEEL ALIVE! That means emotions, that means pain, but it also means exuberance and joy and wonder.

It’s Life with a capital L.

Inspiration for this post comes from … Read more here.

The Trouble With The Target Market

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Influence | 0 comments

by Michele Jennae from Michele Jennae Media

Michele Jennae is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting people and ideas for wider positive influence. www.michelejennae.com, Tweet to @michelejennae

Have I been doing it all wrong?

You’ve heard it over and over… marketers asking you what your target market is, business coaches telling you that your elevator pitches need to state who you want to work with. The classic evidence of this I remember from one particular Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast was the Mary Kay Cosmetics representative who stated that her ideal customer was anyone with skin.

If this woman had bothered to ask the audience to raise their hands if they used skin care products she might have found that only a portion of the room respond. Many people don’t go beyond their bar soap and shampoo. Had she then asked which of those used brand name cosmetics and skin care, the number might have dropped again. Evidently, despite the fact that everyone in the room had skin, they were not all her ideal customer.

A much better way to look at target market is to…Read more here.

On Being A Champion

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Influence, Michele Jennae, People | 0 comments

by Michele Jennae from Life Above The Line

Michele Jennae is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting people and ideas for wider positive influence. www.michelejennae.com, Tweet to @michelejennae

cham·pi·on

/ˈCHampēən/
Noun
  1. A person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, esp. in sports
Verb
  1. Support the cause of; defend.
Synonyms
  1. noun. champ – advocate – supporter – fighter
  2. verb. defend – advocate – uphold – protect – assert

Did you realize that champion is also a verb? Most of the time, we think of a champion in the substantive (noun). We think most often of the sports hero. Even the Merriam Webster definition above states that. We think of Rocky Balboa (fictional) as a “champion”, for example. The lyrics to the popular Queen song, “We Are The Champions,” even have a fighting reference.

So you probably did know that champion is also a verb, someone who…Read more here.

influenSTORIES: Terra Rising Raises Awareness

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Contributors, Influence, Michele Jennae, People | 0 comments

Michael Ricucci is unstoppable. The CEO of Terra Rising Records, he is a man on a mission. A mission to raise awareness for the role of music in education and as a tool in healing therapy as well.

Terra Rising Records combines music and film production to provide opportunities to promote music therapy and support music education programs. We partner with musicians and bands, community organizations and businesses to host fundraising events for music education and music therapy.

He founded Terra Rising in 2011, following a successful career as a university baseball coach. Seeing a need for more support with regard to the arts, specifically music, he fearlessly began promoting via Facebook and Twitter, uniting passionate supporters and participants along the way.

He purposefully chose the name Terra Rising as a play on words. Instead of terrorizing, Terra Rising is, in Michael’s own words, “elevating the perception of music and film ‘From The Ground Up!’”

In addition to a feature length documentary called “Universal MusiCARE: The Music Therapy Experience“, he has also began a live concert series, and most recently, a nationwide instrument donation program by uniting what he calls Beat Teams in cities across the United States.

Beat is short for ‘Heartbeat,’ the most common and unified rhythm known to man. Teamwork, like music, is all about having a consistent rhythm and flow to be able to produce the best result.  Our hearts don’t collectively beat at the same time, but they do allow us to exist here on Earth at the same time, meaning we have the potential to always work together as long as our hearts are beating.

Riccuci is currently readying to travel across the States, picking up the instruments along the way, while also connecting personally with so many people who have supported Terra Rising from the beginning, AND filming along the way.

Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @RisingTerra

Do you have instruments to donate? Would you like to be a part of a BEAT TEAM or start one in your area?
Fill out the form here for more information –>> BEAT TEAMS

Michele Jennae is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting people and ideas for wider positive influence. www.michelejennae.com, Tweet to @michelejennae

Do you have an influenSTORY? Email michele@influensphere.com to be considered for publication!

influenSTORIES: Mighty Green Influence

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Influence, Michele Jennae, People | 0 comments

Kyle Hagenburger is a soccer coach. But not just any soccer coach. He is the coach of The Mighty Green Vaqueros in San Diego.

Known in the community as simply “H” (for Hagenburger), his story begins unassumingly as the new history teacher at King-Chavez Community High School. Largely attended by at-risk, inner city, mostly Spanish speaking youth, it had a need for extra-curricular programs. Kyle decided to hold an introductory soccer camp for his kids, but he would need to confront numerous challenges.

He didn’t speak Spanish.

The school had no soccer field.

They had limited funds.

The kids had little or no experience playing organized soccer.

“H” was undeterred. In addition to creating curriculum for the school’s very first incoming freshman class, he moved forward with his vision to start his soccer program. He partnered with the school’s Athletic Director and soon they were holding regular practices, preparing for games.

According to the Facebook page for the Mighty Green Vaqueros, “the Boys Varsity Vaqueros are renowned in San Diego as the up-and-coming team that won the first three Frontier League Championships in which the team ever competed. This is an unprecedented achievement.”

Check out more of their story here -> -> www.facebook.com/themightygreenvaqueros/about

Hagenburger  had no funding from the school, no home field, no equipment, no uniforms, no money to pay assistant coaches, no experience developing a soccer program before,  but he believed in his vision so much that he did whatever he could to make things happen, and he made them happen.

The players, coming from a place of  extreme poverty, with  immigration status issues, lack of transportation, precarious family situations, language barriers, academic hardships, lack of experience playing organized soccer, persevered because they loved the game and their coach and their team so much that they kept showing up and practicing and playing, and they kept winning!

Hagenburger’s wife, Carmen Caserta, an aspiring indie filmmaker found this to be the perfect opportunity to give this team of amazing young players some well-deserved exposure. She launched her own film project to support the cause, ultimately successfully funding two funding projects via Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, to aid with the startup costs for the film and team tee-shirts.

No strangers to adversities and challenges, they have another one directly in front of them that they are meeting head on. The footage for their film is at risk of being lost to them, unless they can come up with $500 to purchase the hard drives where they are contained. Carmen has initiated another funding project on IndieGoGo, playfully called Mighty Green Hard Drives, to raise the funds. She is certain that they will raise the funds, as they will be confronting continuing costs as they move forward, but she appreciates every single show of support for the team and their goals.

If you’d like to help, please check out the IndieGoGo project and consider even a small donation. Only 100 people need to donate $5 each. Also, tweets and shares of this story are appreciated. Follow them on Twitter @TheMightyGreen

Michele Jennae is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting people and ideas for wider positive influence. www.michelejennae.com, Tweet to @michelejennae

Do you have an influenSTORY? Email michele@influensphere.com to be considered for publication!