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FraserNet http://frasernet.com Tue, 19 May 2015 19:04:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Circle Unbroken, stories of untold Black History http://frasernet.com/circle-unbroken-stories-of-untold-black-history/ http://frasernet.com/circle-unbroken-stories-of-untold-black-history/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 18:20:44 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=3417   Click here to find out more about Circle Unbroken, stories of untold Black History Creatively weaving together the shouts, praises, screams, and cries into a tapestry of spiritual songs and searing, intimately drawn portrayals, this film/documentary offers a moving, unapologetic […]

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Creatively weaving together the shouts, praises, screams, and cries into a tapestry of spiritual songs and searing, intimately drawn portrayals, this film/documentary offers a moving, unapologetic account of the many trials as well as overcoming triumphs, from early roots to modern times, of this extraordinary, persevering people, a chosen people, taken from their royal ancestral beginnings in Africa and subjugated to the dark, inhuman evils of slavery. However, though they endured the terrors by day and night, they still rose above it all to preserve and bring just due recognition to what we know as the beautiful, rich, amazing Gullah culture.”

 

Gerald B. Moore, Librarian & Writer

 

Once again storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather and the Gullah Kinfolk allow us to experience the beauty, the trials, and the music in Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America.

No matter what your background, after viewing this fabulous recollection of the Gullah history, you are moved to celebrate their journey with them.”

 

Marci Fletcher-Yates

Media Specialist

Mason Preparatory School

Charleston, SC.

 

 

Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America is an important, entertaining and educational journey through the roots of our nation’s history.  For African Americans in particular, if you have not seen this story and don’t know this history, you are missing a critical piece of your personal identity.  UMI has long understood that (our) people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6) finally this knowledge is brought credibly and vibrantly to the screen.  A must see.

 

  1. Jeffrey Wright

President and CEO

Urban Ministries, Inc.

 

 

 

Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America…  An homage to the ancestors of West Africa and their Gullah Geechee descendants, offering both an enlightening and spiritual experience for all.

 

Victoria A. Smalls

Director of History, Art & Culture

Penn Center

 

 

Circle Unbroken… is clearly one of the best films that I have seen which examines Gullah culture and its historical connection to West Africa.  I was fortunate to be present when the film was shown at the I.P. Stanback Museum.  Having attended a number of cultural events of this type, I must say I was profoundly impressed by the warm reception of the audience.  Their reaction demonstrates the continuing interest in African history and Gullah culture.  Having travelled and studied in the African countries mentioned in the film, I can, from my personal experience, attest to the historical and cultural accuracy of the film’s content.  Importantly, this film depicts and reflects the critical balance between the cultures of Africa and the cultural influences of Africans living in bondage in America, as those influences melded to produce a culture which endures proudly until this day.  Circle Unbroken…, is a valuable instructional tool that can and should be used in a wide range of  educational settings.

 

William Small, Jr.

Chairman

Board of Trustees

South Carolina State University

 

 

 

Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America was one of the most exciting programs of the year at the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium/South Carolina State University. It was also the best attended film, with audience of all ages and ethnic diversity, including students and the community. In addition to the film, we were treated to an extraordinary live performance by Anita Singleton Prather and the Gullah Kingfolk. The powerful film was equally enjoyed by people with previous Gullah experiences and backgrounds and those for whom this was a first introduction to the rich Gullah culture. This is an important historical and cultural work, a must see for all people.

 

Ellen Zisholtz

Curator

I.P. Stanback Museum

South Carolina State University

 

 

A moving account of a tragic history.  Anita Singleton-Prather uses her exceptional talents to heal, educate and uplift.

 

  1. Herman Blake, PhD

Executive Director

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

 

 

 

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Nine Biggest Mistakes When Networking http://frasernet.com/nine-biggest-mistakes-networking/ http://frasernet.com/nine-biggest-mistakes-networking/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 16:50:56 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=3363 1) What Can You Do For Me? The main goal of all effective networking is discovering what you can do for someone else. Great networkers want to know what they can do for you, not what you can do for […]

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1) What Can You Do For Me?

The main goal of all effective networking is discovering what you can do for someone else. Great networkers want to know what they can do for you, not what you can do for them. If you understand this, the rest is just mechanics.

2) You Don’t “Get Out”!

Get out; networking is analog, contact sport. You don’t do it alone from your office, phone or computer. Force yourself to go to tradeshows, conventions, and seminars. Get out there, meet people, and press the flesh.

3) You Won’t “Shut Up”!

Ask good questions, and then shut up. The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you talk a lot; it’s that you can get others to talk a lot. Ask questions like, “What do you do?”, “Where are you from?”, and “What brings you to this event?” Then listen. Ironically you’ll be remembered as an interesting person.

4) You’re Boring!

Unveil your passions. Talking only about business is boring. Your passions make you interesting. Good networkers unveil their passions after they get to know you. Great networkers lead with their passions. If you met me my passions are golf, reading, biographies, and jazz.

5) You’re Uninformed!

Be informed. Read voraciously – not just business publications. You need a broad base of knowledge so that you will have access to a vast array or information during conversations. Even if you are a pathetic, passionless person, at least be a well-read one who can talk about a variety of topics beyond the weather and sports.

6) No Follow-up

Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up – please! In my career, I’ve given away thousands of business cards. If all those people called or e-mailed me, I’d never get anything done. The funny thing: Hardly anyone ever follows up. Great networkers follow up within 24 hours – a short e-mail will do. “Nice to meet you. I hope we can do something together.” Thank you for recommending Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. I’m a member of Canterbury Golf Club; let’s hit the ball together before the end of the season; on my dime.”

7) No Business Cards

Please carry business cards, especially if you are in business or a professional. Make it easy for me to contact you. Don’t give me your information on a piece of toilet paper. Make sure your card has a phone number, e-mail address and address. Please have it in 12 point type if you want old, famous, rich and powerful people to call or e-mail you.

8) Take First

Those that give first (give favors), win. One of my greatest pleasures in life is helping other people; I believe there’s a big spiritual scoreboard in the sky. God is keeping track of the good that you do, and is particularly pleased when you give favors without expectation of return from the recipient. The scoreboard always pays back.

9) No Agenda

Have an agenda… in other words “Why are you there?” “What do you really need?” It’s okay to ask for favors in return. Good networkers give favors and return favors. But great networkers ask for favors to be returned. But they never ask before they know the person and they never ask for something that the other person can’t deliver. Finally, they never do for the other to keep them indebted to them. Life is give and take, so is effective networking.


 

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PowerTalk Superstar Series – Make More Money Online http://frasernet.com/powertalk-superstar-series-make-money-online/ http://frasernet.com/powertalk-superstar-series-make-money-online/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 06:08:09 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=3328  

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Are You Amazing? http://frasernet.com/are-you/ http://frasernet.com/are-you/#comments Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:52:55 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=1493 Which one are you, and what are you going to do about it?  Check out George C. Fraser’s Whiteboard below.

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Which one are you, and what are you going to do about it?  Check out George C. Fraser’s Whiteboard below.


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Be Where Important People Are. http://frasernet.com/be-where-important-people-are/ http://frasernet.com/be-where-important-people-are/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:34:55 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=1078 You do this, of course, through networking. If you want to network with important people you have to know where they are and get yourself there… Here are a few ways to do that: Power network within traditional channels. Go […]

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You do this, of course, through networking. If you want to network with important people you have to know where they are and get yourself there…

Here are a few ways to do that:

  • Power network within traditional channels. Go to your company’s events, whee you get priceless face time with higher-ups. In addition, build your network upon the classic infrastructures of family, friends, your college alumni group, and professional associations.
  • Join a networking group. Find one whose members span every industry; that will give you a broad understanding of other businesses and exposure to new clients.
  • Connect with everyone. That means networking up, down, and sideways. Don’t think that to make the CEO chair by age forty-five, you should only interact with managers, VPs, and trustees. Get to know the folks in the mailroom and the coffee shop, janitors, the newsstand operator, security officers–you never know who might offer a golden nugget of information that becomes your jackpot.
  • Find ’em! Research where your dream team members work out, get coffee, and eat lunch. I am not advocating that you become a stalker, as that would defeat your purpose… if you become a friendly face in your potential dream team member’s kickboxing class, and then ease into chit-chat and get to know them slowly, you can ultimately introduce yourself as a business owner and propose that they consider joining your innovative venture.

Bottom Line: Trust that the law of attraction will deliver the right people to you with the best chemistry, fit, and timing. And you will magically click with your team to live your dream! 


 

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Chemistry http://frasernet.com/chemistry/ http://frasernet.com/chemistry/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:52:15 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=1105 Chemistry is the magic mixture of emotions, intuition, and attraction that sparks bonds between us in business, life and love. Chemistry is the most powerful component in relationships because it provides the initial spark when we click. It is the […]

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Chemistry is the magic mixture of emotions, intuition, and attraction that sparks bonds between us in business, life and love. Chemistry is the most powerful component in relationships because it provides the initial spark when we click. It is the perfect fusion of many elements: being authentic, communicating honestly, giving and releasing, sharing cultural affinity, values, and point of view, and pampering the people with whom we enjoy these dynamics.

Chemistry cannot be fabricated. Either you have it with someone, or you don’t. And the only way to measure it is with a very unscientific hunch: you know it when you feel it.

Try to articulate why you clicked with a spouse, a business partner, a best friend, or a teammate. Chances are, you’ll stumble on oversimplifications such as, “It just feels right,” or “I can’t put my finger on it; I just knew the minute I met him that we belonged together.”

Following are ways to enhance chemistry:

  • Smile
  • Laugh
  • Use humor
  • Be yourself
  • Be knowledgeable

Bottom Line: In the awesome laboratory of life, chemistry is that intangible energy that makes friendships sparkle, marriages sizzle, professional partnerships prosper, and teams triumph.


 

 

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THRIVE! http://frasernet.com/thrive-2/ http://frasernet.com/thrive-2/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 22:28:17 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=2451 Written By Michele Wisneski, Founder of Thriving through Grief and Loss. In a wise and daring conscious choice, you pause and listen to your heart as the world speeds by. With deliberate laser focus you take account of where you […]

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Written By Michele Wisneski, Founder of Thriving through Grief and Loss.

In a wise and daring conscious choice, you pause and listen to your heart as the world speeds by.

With deliberate laser focus you take account of where you are. Perhaps many emotions surface so you have a well ground friend journey with you back to your loss, challenge or transition. This time with courage you make the simple choice of saying Hello so you can say Goodbye.

Taking account is just acknowledging the “What’s so”, judgment and criticism have not been invited nor did you hide in busyness. Harvest your strength as tears and emotions are released. The inward expression of your grieve becomes an outward expression of healing. In this sacred place of Hello your starting place is marked, a new beginning. You are gathering yourself Heart, Mind, Spirit and Body as you Reconcile the past to the present allowing for possibilities in the future.

As mental clarity and hope arises you are Inspired to Visualize new dreams, goals, and strategies. Acknowledgement is complete so with gratitude you round the corner whispering Goodbye and Engage with action your new future.

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I’m Here! Now What? http://frasernet.com/im-here-now-what/ http://frasernet.com/im-here-now-what/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 21:47:32 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=2350 On any given day, the plenary sessions, special events, and exhibit halls are packed with corporate vendors and their top executives passing out freebies. Many of us participate and sell our products. For example, If you are looking for ideas, […]

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On any given day, the plenary sessions, special events, and exhibit halls are packed with corporate vendors and their top executives passing out freebies.

Many of us participate and sell our products. For example, If you are looking for ideas, customers, and suppliers, job opportunities, or networking contacts, etc., PowerNetworking is one of the best places to be.

But all too many go only to grab a bag of free goodies and some good times–without seizing the opportunity to engage in meaningful networking.

I have become convinced that most people don’t really know what to do with themselves at these gatherings, and so they opt to party or to indulge in the distraction of their choice.

Here are some Success Tips we teach at the PowerNetworking Conference for handling yourself at major events:

  • Choose the event wisely.
  • Make yourself available to speak on subjects within your range of expertise.
  • Volunteer to help out, if you have the time and flexibility.
  • Consider setting up your own booth space.
  • Remember the event’s OBJECTIVE!!!

Bottom Line: The true purpose of a conference or convention is to educate, to communicate, and to motivate. If you can return home with some benefit from each of these functions, your time and money will have been well spent.

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TIME: You will get more money… http://frasernet.com/time-you-will-get-more-money-but-you-will-not-get-anymore-time/ http://frasernet.com/time-you-will-get-more-money-but-you-will-not-get-anymore-time/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:14:22 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=2076 You will get more money but you will not get any more time. Smart people value their time. I will tell anyone: “Do anything but don’t waste my time.  I will get more money but I will not get anymore […]

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You will get more money but you will not get any more time.

Smart people value their time. I will tell anyone: “Do anything but don’t waste my time.  I will get more money but I will not get anymore time. And I don’t know how much time I have and I don’t want to know.

How will you know that you are wasting your time?  You will know you are wasting your time if you could leave your job tomorrow and be happy, you’re in the wrong darn job.

 Therefore, my advice to you is to go to your job tomorrow, pack up your things and get out of there, you are screwing up your life and you’re screwing up that job.

What do I know about people who do work they don’t really love? – They are mediocre.   You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre.

I have never met anyone who is good at what they do, but hate it.

Here is my question to you: What gift are you holding hostage from our community because of your personal fears?

 Time flies so you must be the navigator.

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What’s Next? http://frasernet.com/whats-next/ http://frasernet.com/whats-next/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:05:38 +0000 http://frasernet.com/?p=1930 By Necole Parker — As a business owner, achieving success requires all of your creative energies, working in concert with a defined action plan.  However, once you attain your desired level of success, maintaining it necessitates utilizing advanced skills sets.  […]

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By Necole Parker —

As a business owner, achieving success requires all of your creative energies, working in concert with a defined action plan.  However, once you attain your desired level of success, maintaining it necessitates utilizing advanced skills sets.  This is where I am at now with my company, in terms of going to that “next level.”

Mentoring and training are two vitally important ingredients all business owners must embrace, that is, if they are serious about expanding.  Seasoned entrepreneurs have the benefit of sharing invaluable lessons-learned experiences with those of us who are ready, but don’t automatically know the next steps to take.  Here in the FraserNET Inner Circle, I am privileged to receive proven business counsel on how to leverage my resources, maximize opportunities, and grow my business to heights never imagined.  If you view your business as a premium investment, continuous mentorship and training must be essential components of your growth strategy.

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