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Casting: Millennials Needed In Dallas For Round Table Discussion Style Show.

Seeking:  six millennials of all races genders, sexual preference, political, religious or non religious background with extreme opinions. Participants must be willing to voice their views and debate with others on a closed production set in Dallas TX. This is a one time appearance gig. New talent is brought in for each tapping.

This is a revolutionary, talk show where participants discuss taboo topics. Violence will not be tolerated nor berating others however you need NOT be politically correct and the more outspoken & charismatic the better! If you feel that you are a good fit please email castingforrowntable@gmail the following details:

(1) A recent headshot and full body pic
(2) Name
(3) Age
(4) Race
(5) Religious affiliation
(6) Political affiliation
(7) Sexual orientation
(8) Phone number
(9) Best time to contact you by phone for the initial phone interview.

MUST BE IN DALLAS, TEXAS

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Social Media Limits Who Sees Your Posts. You Must Have Your Own Website To Maintain Your Fan base These Days.

I, like everyone else, love the ease of connecting with people via social media but there are  so many benefits of having your own website

 

While the perk of social media is that the number of people on the site is so vast that you can market yourself to an extensive number of people at once the downfall is that it’s at the mercy of the site. Sites like Facebook and Instagram have rules that limit your behavior and interaction with prospective and longtime fans. Additionally, these sites have become ad based and perfected their algorithms to limit who actually sees what you post. A fan page with close to 5,000 fans may see their posts actually reach only a few hundred people. While you may feel like the enormous number of people on social media sites is the key to gaining a large following, you’re wrong. The key to taking advantage of the multitude of people on social media is to pull them away to your own site.

 

In the online business world, the most valuable thing is your email list. The quickest way to build that list is by having a site of your own. Have your fans subscribe to your site, capture their email address and constantly keep connected to them. Not only can you send them updates on you and your projects but you can also market to them directly even when they aren’t on your site.

 

Some of the most popular social media accounts have faced suspension and even had their accounts deleted for posting something that went against the stringent rules of a social site. How many of us have worked hard building up our numbers on social media and then lost access to our fans and followers for up to 30 days? With your own website you make the rules, you decide what’s appropriate to post where. No more frustration.

 

Besides, why have your fans bouncing from one social media site to another when even with the most basic of websites, you can integrate them all in. Having your social media posts available on your website give fans a chance to keep us with what they’ve missed, but also keeps them on your website longer.

 

Stop allowing social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to limit your interaction with people. Even worse, stop letting social media sites limit your ability to make money off your fan base.  There are free platforms like Tumblr and Wix you can use to make a free website. If you should choose to use a platform like Tumblr or Wix then please, spring for the $2-$5 a year it will cost to buy a personal domain name and attach it to your site. It will look a lot more professional.

 

Don’t have the time or patience to build your own site? Let us do it for you. Web design services are available through this website at http://sapphirespotlightontalent.com/services/web-design/

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10% Off Small Business Saturday – Cyber Monday

What good is a project, service or promotion if no one  knows about it? It  is hard getting attention when you’re  new to an industry. Sapphire specializes in helping  newcomers to the entertainment industry gain new followers and fans.

What better  time to  take  the  opportunity to try something new than during a big sale. This weekend only take 10% off all social media marketing packages, web design offers and interviews.  Orders must be  placed by 8 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016.

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Email Me  directly at sapphirethesexyone@gmail.com or use the contact form below. Debit and Credit accepted

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We Added 2 More To The Published Column Yesterday

I just  love  being able to highlight and  showcase  talented people. There’s something about watching others shine that  brings Me a real inner joy and peace. I think because in so many way I’ve achieved My dreams I love other dreamers.

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Yesterday the  new issue of  London LeBlanc Magazine was released featuring  two interviews I conducted. This is the  third issue of London LeBlanc I’ve written for.  I’m so happy  to be able to offer   talent not only the  opportunity to be  featured here  but also in print.

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                      thicky nicole tear sheet

I can’t wait until I an showcase your talent too! Check out the FREE digital version at www.londonleblancmagazine.com. Print versions available at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1071582

London LeBlanc Magazine v15
London LeBlanc Magazine v15
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We Have Had Such A Successful Week – Look Inside

I am working so hard to get the  name Sapphire Spotlight on Talent out there and I can see it starting to pay off. Combining My writing with My love of promoting talent is bringing more people to the site daily. More people to the site mean more opportunities for people to see you and your talent when it’s YOUR turn to be here.

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hannah

 

Our current Model of the Month Hannah Moore is  not ONLY currently in  New York to walk for New York Fashion week but  she is also featured in the February issue of  London LeBlanc Magazine that was released yesterday.

imagery by malik
imagery by malik

I also met a  great photographer  from Atlanta who’s work I just immediately  fell in love with. I interviewed him for the magazine as well and it came out great. Check out his website and  check out the  new issue of London LeBlanc Magazine online FREE at www.londonleblancmagazine.com or buy  a print copy at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1054466

I can’t wait to see who  will be next to be featured. Will it be you????

Model Call
Model Call

86 Blvd is  trying  something new and it’s looking  for models. 86 Blvd is  usually  extremely sensuous and  sexy but  it’s looking to tone done a little and become more mainstream. Are you fashion forward and still sexy? Submit to email above .

I have a new Spotlight on Talent Interview lined up here  for next week with an Actor/Photographer I  met. He has been in the acting career on and off Broadway for 30 years. I’m steady grinding so  you can  shine.

365 hiphop
365 hiphop

My exclusive interview with  Carl Michel, Best Selling Author of 365 Hip-Hop: Daily Motivational  Quotes was published this week as well.  Please take  some time to stop by and check it out http://theurbantwist.com/2016/02/09/revolutionizing-the-way-we-listen-to-hip-hop/ today and share with a friend.

Here it’s all about promoting talent and giving  people a place to shine. Want your  space  in the spotlight? Email Me sapphirespotlightontalent.com or sapphirethesexyone@gmail.com

 

 

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Writing A Bio That Will Get You Noticed – 5 Tips To Writing The Best Bio

Write the Perfect Bio
Write the Perfect Bio

When submitting your information to websites and talent agencies it’s imperative that  you introduce yourself in an  eye catching way. Along with promo photos and/or package most  companies will ask  you to submit a  bio. Your  bio is what   tells  people  who you are and what you  have accomplished in your  field of expertise.

Your  bio will more than likely be  compared to that of many  others  as whoever goes through the  auditing process weeds out the best of the best. If you bio is  boring or less than full, it  may end up in the reject pile. Showcase yourself in the best way possible.

The  first  thing to remember is to IDENTIFY YOUR  TARGET AUDIENCE. If you are submitting  to be a model in a magazine your bio should  include any training you’ve had as a model, any  major opportunities you had a chance to  be a part of, any  videos, publications or fashion shows you have been a part of and your hobbies and  interests. It is better your bio is a little wordy than sparse.

Another  key  point is  to  WRITE IN THIRD PERSON. Your  bio should read  as if someone else wrote it, even if you carefully  thought out every word yourself. Introduce yourself as someone  else  would. Your bio should start with your name at the beginning of the first sentence followed  by  what  you are  known  for. IE: Sexy Sapphire is a former model and  writer from Baltimore.

Have you  been a part of  any major productions, a band, a modeling group anything where  you  performed or received accolades? This is where  you LIST YOUR  NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Showcase   those skills and let people know you’re more than a title, you’re action.

SHOW YOUR HUMAN SIDE. Its important that balance is  a part of our lives AND our bio. People need to see that you’re not all work but have a little fun  in your life too. Share a few hobbies and interest or charities that  you are a member  of.

DON’T  LEAVE THEM  WANTING  MORE. This  is  not  a time to  just  tell people  how  awesome you are but also a way  of letting them  know how to  book you  and  all your awesomeness. Don’t forget  to tell them  where to find you. Close  with your  website or social media information and  your contact email.

Sample Bios

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sample bio 1
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sample bio 3

 

 

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I’ve Partnered With An International Magazine To Give You Even More Exposure

tearsheet - My interview with brandee baboski for london leblanc
tearsheet – My interview with brandee baboski for london leblanc

So I’m working hard to  continue to  build this site. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and while it’s not quite where I want it to be it’s getting there. I’m happy to announce  that I’ve partnered with an international magazine, London LeBlanc Magazine to offer you even more exposure.

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kareem ali and ambush tear sheet

I am steadily looking for people to interview for this site  but now once a month I can also highlight 2 individuals or groups in an international print and digital magazine. The first issue with My writing and interviews in it came out yesterday.  Check it out https://www.joomag.com/magazine/london-leblanc-magazine-volume-12/0313334001450038793

London LeBlanc Magazine Volume 12
London LeBlanc Magazine Volume 12

I interviewed a plus sized model/designer from Ohio and a Emcee/Producer group from Baltimore. They came out  great. If you’re interested in being featured here on the site or possibly in the magazine feel free to email Me at sapphirespotlightontalent@gmail.com or sapphirethesexyone@gmail.com

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Spotlight On Talent: Sicxfive

Sicxfive
Sicxfive

1.) Tell us Sicxfive, how did you start rapping and how long have you been perfecting your craft?

I started rapping from a base of poetry. I was always good with words and wordplay and loved the power of word usage.
In High School I was more the ghost writer and didn’t want the spot light. As I embraced my gifts I then started to enter open Mics and contest and freestyle on military bases. Once I got the good response that I received it just motivated me to go further.

2.) Who were/are your biggest musical influences?

My biggest influence musically were Biggie, Tupac, JayZ,  Wu Tang, Outkast,  NWA,  Michael Jackson,  Ray Charles,  Stevie Wonder.
Currently I check for some new acts like Kendrick Lamar,  J Cole,  Rick Ross,  Jeezy,  Weezy,  2Chainz,  A$ap, etc…

Rapper/Poet Sicxfive
Rapper/Poet Sicxfive

3.) You were what we call and “army brat” growing up. Did your fathers military career encourage you to enlist yourself?

Coming from where I came from, inner city Philadelphia, I didn’t see many options coming out of school. I didn’t understand how I could afford to go to college coming from a poverty stricken household. I knew my parents couldn’t afford it and they never took the time to explain how I could go to college. So I looked at the military as my escape and chance to not fit the statistics.

4.) What is it like as an artist to be stationed so far overseas where your passion of making music can not be easily fulfilled?

It’s painful….I really love the creative experience of writing and getting in the booth. I enjoy finding the right feel and voice to fit the track. I enjoy music..the good and the bad.

5.) What do you think of the state of mainstream hip hop and rap today?

I think the current state of hip hop is on a downturn. It’s not lyrically appealing to me on the whole. Yes there are some who are outstanding but the majority are not groundbreaking and won’t be around 2 years from now.  And for the record I like some non-lyrical rap also.

Sicxfive on The Mic
Sicxfive on The Mic

6.) You rap with a level of consciousness not displayed by many artist today. Do you think not rapping about the stereotypical street life will help boost or deter your mainstream appeal?

I just try to rap about my reality. I am from the streets, the hood, the ghetto. I was raised around drug dealers, drug users,  robbers, gangs and gangsters, pimps. The whole gambit. But I don’t lie about my stats. I totally fine being who and what I am and letting the fans know that there is more to the hood and streets than pure ignorance.
It may hurt my sales and it may be a tougher road but it’s my truth.

7.) I see you write poetry as well. Do you ever plan to release a poetry project?

I actually had someone contact me about doing it and I was surprised by it. I mean I am open to sharing my personal thoughts and ideas and verses but it will have t be in the right way. But in the near future I may release a concept I have that I think would really move the needle.

Rapper Sicxfive
Rapper Sicxfive

8.) What advice would you give to someone trying to get started in the music industry?

Believe in you.
Be ready to work.
Trust in your mental ear.
Listen to ya engineers and producers.
Get rid of all yes men around you.

9.) Any upcoming projects or events we should look out for?

Currently looking to release 3-4 new singles in lead up to my project in 2016.

10.) Where can people find more of you?

http://www.sicxfive.com/

You can reach me on social media under

@sicxfive – Instagram, Tumblr, Vine
@sicx_five – Twitter
Sicxfive@gmail.com

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We’re Turning One!!! Happy Birthday To Us

Happy 1 Year Birthday To Us
    Happy 1 Year Birthday To Us

When I look at the site it’s hard for Me to believe I started this as a little side project a year ago. I just wanted some place to  share and promote things that mattered to Me that  didn’t correlate with the adult entertainment side of My business. I can’t say that the site  has matched My vision YET but  for  one year it sure has done better than I expected.

Having the responsibility of  finding talent led Me to pay attention to things I hadn’t before and that opened so many doors for Me. I  had been so focused on Myself for so long that  taking time to focus on others has given Me immeasurable pleasure.

London Le Blanc Magazine
London Le Blanc Magazine

Last week I teamed up  with  London Le Blanc Magazine  and now  will be a contributing writer monthly starting December 2015. I’ve been given 2 pages a  month for 2 separate interviews or articles. I’m so excited, that  gives Me the opportunity to offer not only  the opportunity to be featured here but to be published as well. I recently had the pleasure of  interviewing a Playboy Playmate as well for a different magazine. All I  do is to bring attention back to sites like this and My other personal projects. All I do is  to promote and offer the best resources to you. You can follow London Le Blanc on Facebook at

I’ve also decided to  add a new section to the site for 2016, Sapphire’s  Jewel and I will feature a model a month. Look out for new site design and updates. Happy Thanksgiving you guys and  don’t forget  SUBMIT TO BE FEATURED OR GET YOUR MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SITE  at sapphirespotlightontalent@gmail.com

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Are You Being True To Yourself? Follow Your Passions To Peace and Prosperity

follow your passion

Have you ever felt stuck in  the life you’ve created for yourself? Your life may be  going just fine on the surface, you’re employed, you’re managing to pay your bills, you have a wonderful spouse. But you live the same routine every day, day in and day out only daydreaming about the life you wished you lived. At some point in time we all find that we feel stuck. The question is how long will you allow yourself to  go on like that. Will you ever pursue your dreams and be real to your authentic self or will you just go on living a mediocre life?

Follow-Your-Passion-and-Success-will-Follow-You
Follow-Your-Passion-and-Success-will-Follow-You

 

We all have bills to play , we all have responsibilities and many of us have excuses for why we are not living the life we dream of living. Some of the biggest excuses we  give ourselves for not chasing our dreams are

  • Not enough free time
  • Wont pay enough to survive
  • Not enough outside support
  • Fear
  • It’s never been done before so it’s impossible
follow your dream
follow your dream

The reality is that whether we pursue our passions or allow them to lie dormant they are always in the forefront of our minds. When something is is your  blood, in your heart, no matter how much you try to push the thought of it aside you will not be able to shake what’s inside of you.

There will be people who tell you you’re crazy. People will not always see your vision and that’s perfectly fine. Everyone is not meant to see, feel or understand what you do. For that very reason alone, because you may have something unique, maybe even innovative to add to the world you must be willing to follow the little voice inside guiding you towards your dream life.

Just do it
Just do it

 

It won’t be easy. Change never is, fear  can  ground even the  mos talented, passionate individual. Fear of change, fear of inadequacy and even fear of success is a huge deterrent for some. I guarantee it will take some 20 hour days, some sleepless nights, it may even take a year worth of ramen noodles and boiled eggs for dinner but the journey towards your authentic self is it’s own reward.  Some of the most important reasons for pursuing your passions and living to your own authentic self and include but aren’t limited to

  • One of the things people regret most at the end of their lives are the chances that they didn’t take in life.
  • You will never  feel complete by trying to live to someone else’s standards of success. Defining what success means for yourself allows you to not just pursue a goal but enjoy the journey towards it.
  • Pursuing what your or others see as an unrealistic  goal to so many others will teach you more about life than any training class for a dead end job. The person who has failed 100 times is 100 times more knowledgeable than the person who hasn’t even tried once.
  • Following  your dreams will inspire those around you to  reach for higher goals. If you have  children this is extra important  because it’s imperative that we teach our children to  dream and that all things are possible through hard work, dedication and flexibility.
  • Pursuing  your dream doesn’t mean you have to quit your job or let your family  starve. It does mean that you will have to be willing to  sacrifice a little and  add new habits to your routine. You have to be willing to keep pushing even if everyone around you thinks you’re stark raving mad. Rome wasn’t built in a day so don’t expect your life to suddenly change because you picked up a paint brush, a hammer or instrument. Pursuing your passion is a journey towards finding yourself. The joy is not in the destination but the road you travel along the way.
teach your kids
teach your kids

Those with little money, little free time or maybe too many excuses can find ways to easily incorporate their passion int their daily lives.

  • Sports enthusiast? Injured  or a little old to play? If you can’t play, coach! Volunteer with a local school, church or community center. You never  know what opportunities it may lead to.
  • Get up a hour earlier each day and set that time aside to practice or focus on your passion.
  • Check local community colleges, community centers and churches for free or discounted workshops OR the opportunity to teach one yourself.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to show off your passions, whether it’s speaking to a group on a topic related to your passion, volunteering or preparing something to sell or perform at local farmers markets, festivals and amateur showcases.
do something
do something

 

There are many other ways to work your passion into your daily life. You may not be able to jump right into your dream job or position but the more you immerse yourself in your passion  the  closer you get each day. You open yourself to opportunities that you  never will get sitting on the couch wondering what if.

Any goal is achievable when the right amount of determination, dedication, time and effort are applied. If I could leave with with a few last words of advice I’d remind you that

  • A Plan of action is key. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals S (Specific) M (Measurable) A (Attainable) R (Realistic) T (Timely)
  • Don’t focus as much on the destination as you do on the journey
  • Ignore the naysayer. Everyone is not meant to see your vision.
  • Define success on your own terms. You hold the key to your happiness, not your friends, family or the strangers who make up our society.
follow your dreams
follow your dreams

 

Need more motivation to follow your passions? Check out the articles below. These people made the leap from living mediocre day to day lives and are now living their dreams.

http://www.cnbc.com/2012/01/23/People-Who-Quit-Their-Jobs-and-Made-Millions.html?slide=1

http://www.examiner.com/article/5-entrepreneurs-who-gave-up-high-paying-jobs-to-chase-a-dream

your life is in your hands
your life is in your hands

Sexy Sapphire 10/19/2015

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