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ago, and stand-up comedy has become one of my great passions. My well-roundedness simply comes from my spiritual foundation, my faith and my experience as a working-class professional. I've had thousands of jobs and I'm well-educated. Brian: We connected through social media and you have used it as a tool to advance your career and to inspire others. Are there any secrets or advice you would like to share to the folks out there on using social media to help their careers, especially entertainment? Sheilah: Be afraid...be very afraid! Ha ha. No, just kidding. Actually, be brave, be very brave. Embrace social media as the here-to-stay platform of information, products, and services exchange. It's our NOW way of doing business both personally and professionally. The key is to be authentic and share your truth with people in a way that uplifts them and provides value. Do not get sucked into the FOMO syndrome...Fear Of Missing Out. People, especially entertainers, are addicted to social media; they never give themselves a break from it because they fear they will miss out on something or something will miss out on them. You must do regular social media detoxes. It's good for your brain, mind, and spirit. The other component is to take the time to support other artists and people in general on social media. Don't always be like: "Look at me, look what I'm doing; buy my products/services, come see my show, massage my ego

please..." Dude, this sends a smoke signal that says I STANK (socio-path, tiny mindset and not kind). Don't be mean, don't be a bully or an evil troll on social media…that sh%t ain't cool at all Mofo! Lastly, take the time to explore people's pages, feeds or accounts before accepting their follow/friend request…this is big for me. I never just randomly accept people's friend/follow request if I don't know them or share a specific connection with them. Everyone in my social media network, I've explored they're content and what they stand for. Take time to get to know your followers and support them. Brian: What are the current projects you're working on and where can folks find out about them? Sheilah: I'm a NYC host of an incredible new entertainment app that will be launching this Spring, just booked a powerful voiceover with a popular online/ mobile food ordering app, and Brian, I'm choosing to be insanely proactive with my career. I decided I would, because Holly-won't (Hollywood). Like you, I don't sit around waiting for Industry Reps to call me...I'm creating my own opportunities. And in 45 days, the world or at least NYC (which I deem the world haha) will get to know the untamed, fully self-expressed Sheilah Denise Smiley in my first ever Live Broadway Standup Comedy Special that I'm producing to raise money for smiletrain.org an organization that helps babies born with

Doubling the Penny? If you keep doubling a penny, in 30 days you have over $5 million dollars. What if that was not a penny, but a virus? How would Force Ten and Marcus Diablo meet this challenge? And for his children, will Marcus respond to the woman that has fallen in love with him and his family?

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What's the story mar 2018 final  

This month’s issue has some interesting articles and a great interview with entertainer Sheilah Smiley by Brian T. Shirley of the BTS Enter...

What's the story mar 2018 final  

This month’s issue has some interesting articles and a great interview with entertainer Sheilah Smiley by Brian T. Shirley of the BTS Enter...

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