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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a guest to discuss the issue that's blocking their personal or professional development. Hosted by Imrie (formerly Melanin Millennials).

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#72 The Slumflower: Creating A Lasting Legacy
In today’s episodes, The Slumflower and I talk about the pursuit of fame, the journey that leads to her loving and accepting herself. We talk about the difference between people who naturally have lots a friends and loner types. I dig a little deeper and find out what she believe’s will happen if Instagram were to disappear. You’ll learn why it’s important to like yourself and be your own biggest cheerleader, why seeking legacy is more fulfilling and the importance of setting intentions. We, of course, cover why it’s crucial you get comfortable being alone.Do everything with intention. Issa word! You can follow Chidera on Twitter and Instagram @TheSlumflower What A Time To Be Alone will be released on July 26th but is available for pre-order now. Also, Chidera will be at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women this Saturday leading a workshop called Choosing Yourself. It’s perfect for anyone that’s scared of public speaking, starting a solo podcast or just wanting to gain more confidence in your everyday life.If you’re thinking of starting a podcast or you like the idea of having one head down to ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify this Saturday. It’s the podcast crash course I wish I had when I started. Head to solivefestival.com and use code radwomen18 to get £10 off.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukBe sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday.Thank you for listening!
#71 The Slumflower: Taking The Biggest Risk
We’re only a few days away from ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify and I’m allowed to share the £10 off code on the podcast! So this Saturday you can learn how to record, edit, and script your future podcast, connect with the commissioning editors at Spotify, the BBC, and Audible. Ask the leading women in podcasts questions about growing your audience. Attend a social media strategy workshop and learn how to speak to your audience directly and most importantly learn how to get your podcast sponsored with Acast the team behind my Bose, Estee Lauder and NHS campaigns. To get tickets head to solivefestival.com and use code radwomen18 to get £10 off!This week’s guest is Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower is an award-winning blogger, TEDx speaker and presenter. Her blog The Slumflower addresses the subjects of female empowerment, self-confidence, self-love, black hair, fashion and self-exploration. Described as a ‘millennial mastermind’ by ELLE magazine, Chidera was recently the only British girl to make it on to BuzzFeed's '30 Black Girls You Should Follow on Instagram’ list. Her first book 'What A Time To Be Alone' is published in July.In today’s episodes, The Slumflower and I share why it’s essential that you have varied interests that you draw inspiration from when creating your online presence. We discuss the pressure she felt to conform to the Flat Tummy Tea craze on Instagram. She shares what she believes are the key ingredients to having brands pitch her. We also touch on the art of pitching brands and why it’s essential you know the value you’re offering. She’ll tell you what it takes to cultivate a community and what’s she doing to ensure they stick with her. She debunks the idea that thousands of followers equals money in the bank.How refreshing is Chidera’s honesty? I’m not sure about you all, but I enjoyed learning a bit more about what it takes to be an influencer. On Wednesday we talk about Chidera’s childhood goals, more about why she wrote What A Time To Be Alone, we also cover her day to day life as an influencer. You can follow Chidera on Twitter and Instagram @TheSlumflower Make sure you lock back in. Also Chidera will be at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women this Saturday leading a workshop called choosing yourself. It’s perfect for anyone that’s scared of public speaking, starting a solo podcast or just wanting to gain more confidence in your everyday life.If you’re thinking of starting a podcast or you like the idea of having one head down to ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify this Saturday. It’s the podcast crash course I wish I had when I started. Head to solivefestival.com and use code radwomen18 to get £10 off.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukBe sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday.Thank you for listening!
#70 Luvvie Ajayi: Getting Comfortable With No
Ten days until ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify. I've been working on this festival for a long time. It’s been my absolute dream to champion new voices and more importantly women’s voices in podcasting. Learn new ways to create your show, become a better and more confident storyteller and pick the brains of the leading women in audio right now by visiting solivefestival.com.This week I’m joined by award-winning, speaker and brand strategist Luvvie Ajayi. Luvvie is a New York Times Bestselling Author of the fantastically funny book “I’m Judging You The Do Better Manual”. Luvvie likes to call herself a professional troublemaker she has an eye firmly on the pulse of pop culture and media. Luvvie has appeared on a couple of TEDx stages before landing on the Ted stage with her no viral talk “Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable”. Luvvie now hosts her very own podcast called Rants and Randomness which has guests that include Myleik Teele, Bozoma St John, Jenifer Lewis, Jussie Smollett and Franchesca Ramsey.In today’s episode Luvvie you’ll learn how Luvvie got comfortable asking for help. You’ll learn why Luvvie speaks her dreams into existence and how she decides what to share. We also cover fear and rejection and getting comfortable with the word no.outroYass to Luvvie Make sure you check out Rants and Randomness on your favourite podcast app and on Twitter @Rantsrandomness. Follow Luvvie on Instagram and Twitter @luvvie. ShoutOut Live! Radical Women podcast festival is on the 14th July at Kings Place. Men are welcome to attend. We have 5 podcast accelerator workshops, including getting your podcast sponsor-ready, podcast storytelling and more.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukBe sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.
#69 Luvvie Ajayi: Showing Up Consistently
I’ll be hosting 2nd, and final Wanna Be live show of 2018 on July 14th at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify in Kings Cross. I would like to personally invite you to attend if you’re available. I’ll be joined by a special guest who I’ll be announcing very soon! The room seats 200 which is huge for me (I tend to like small intimate audiences so I’d love for you to come and help me fill the room. Day Passes are almost sold out, but you can nab an evening pass and see either Not Another Book Podcast Live or the BBC Sounds No Country for Young Women panel in addition to Wanna Be Live.ShoutOut Live! Radical Women is proudly sponsored by Spotify. This is something I’ve been working on for a long time, and it’s been my absolute dream to champion new voices and more importantly women’s voices in podcasting. Learn new ways to create your show, become a better and more confident storyteller and pick the brains of the leading women in audio right now by visiting solivefestival.com.This week I’m joined by award-winning, speaker and brand strategist Luvvie Ajayi. Luvvie is a New York Times Bestselling Author of the fantastically funny book “I’m Judging You The Do Better Manual”. Luvvie likes to call herself a professional troublemaker she has an eye firmly on the pulse of pop culture and media. Luvvie has appeared on a couple of TEDx stages before landing on the Ted stage with her now viral talk “Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable”. Luvvie now hosts her very own podcast called Rants and Randomness which has guests that include Myleik Teele, Bozoma St John, Jenifer Lewis, Jussie Smollett and Franchesca Ramsey.In today’s episode with Luvvie, you’ll learn why Luvvie started her podcast Rants and Randomness, and the thing that surprised her the most about podcasting. We touch on beginning to like your voice. Why she wanted to give up on blogging and why you don’t need to be innately gifted to get ahead. You’ll learn the importance of listening to your community, doing the work that you want to be hired for as well as the best way to position yourself to land on the Ted stage.I’m so incredibly thankful to Luvvie for taking the time to be on the podcast and for being so patient and encouraging. Make sure you check out Rants and Randomness on your favourite podcast app and Twitter @Rantsrandomness. Follow Luvvie on Instagram and Twitter @luvvie. On Wednesday we learn how Luvvie got comfortable asking for help and how to mentally prepare yourself to ask for help. You’ll learn why Luvvie speaks her dreams into existence and how she decides what to share.If you’re listening to this podcast today on 2nd July, this is the absolute last day for you to get £10 off the ShoutOut Live! Radical Women podcast festival on the 14th July at Kings Place. Men are welcome to attend. We have 5 podcast accelerator workshops, including getting your podcast sponsor-ready, podcast storytelling and more.Spotify proudly sponsors ShoutOut Live! Radical Women. This is something I’ve been working on for a long time, and it’s been my absolute dream to champion new voices and more importantly women’s voices in podcasting. Learn new ways to create your show, become a better and more confident storyteller and pick the brains of the leading women in audio right now by visiting solivefestival.com.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukBe sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.
#68 Prisca Moyesa: Is IGTV Worth It?
We’re only 3 weeks away from ShoutOut Live! Radical women which I can now proudly say is sponsored by Spotify!!We’ve added some great new workshops which now include: 1. Choosing Yourself with The Slumflower (aka Chidera Eggerue)2. Social Media Strategy for Creatives led by Emmy Award-Winning content creator and social media strategist Chasity Nao3. Prep Your Pod: How To Get Your Podcast Sponsor-Ready led by Acast's Content Manager Sophie Herdman4.Accelerator Workshop:- Professional vs DIY- The Art of Podcast Audio Production with Podcast Producer Lily AmesGet tickets at solivefestival.comIt’s the end of the month so you know that I’m joined by Prisca Moyesa who will be helping me answer your questions which include:1. Is podcasting really profitable given the effect of target demographics and black listening preferences?2. How do you finance your podcast?3. How do you implement a complex marketing strategy with limited time and zero team members?4. What do you think of the new IGTV, is it worth creating for it?5. I want to plan an event, but I'm scared nobody will come? What should I do?6. I keep getting loads of interviews and callbacks for jobs but I never seem to get chosen. Is there anything I can try?I love love love Prisca, Make sure you are following Prisca @PriscaMoyesa on Twitter and Instagram her feed is full of positivity and inspiration, and if you want to hire her, visit Moyesa.co.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukBe sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.
#65 Ruby Aryiku: Preparing For A Successful Career
A quick reminder that if you’ve been thinking about podcasting or you want to become a confident storyteller or public speaker, I think you’ll benefit from attending ShoutOut Live! Radical Women.This week I’m joined by Ruby Aryiku who is ⅓ Vamp PR. Ruby has been behind some fantastic UK premieres including Girls Trip starring Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett-Smith and Black Panther. Vamp PR tries to ensure Black influencers gain the same access to junkets and mainstream press activities as their white counterparts.In today’s episode we talk about:- University and selecting the right course. - How to get the best out of your university experience- Ruby shares the one thing she wants to improve to boost her career in PR- We also cover how you measure and benchmark your success- We also include the importance of reading.Huge thanks to Ruby who is a fantastic PR person. On wednesday we talk about the difference between marketing and PR, building self-confidence getting your first job out of university and the rise of the influencer.You can follow Ruby on Twitter @MissRubyJade and Instagram @RubyjadexIf you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukBe sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.
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