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Gary Vaynerchuk Joins Adam Posner on Episode 155 of The POZcast

Everyone has failures, and everyone faces rejection, but as successful entrepreneur Gary Vee tells Adam Posner on The POZcast on Episode 155, it doesn’t have to be your scarlet letter. When a person does not get accepted into college, loses their job, or faces other rejection, Gary Vee says, “A human being made a subjective call…Who cares? That doesn’t mean they’re right. It means that a human-made a subjective call…Many times, a company — including mine — has been wrong.”

While being fired or rejected can be disheartening, it’s not final. Gary Vee suggests owning any mistakes you might have made in the process and aiming to be better in the future. It’s a practice he models in his own business.

However, Gary Vee is quick to admit he’s not perfect. “Like I always tell people, just because I’ve had success doesn’t mean today’s not the beginning of me making a lot of mistakes.”

By recognizing mistakes he feels he and his company have made along the way, Gary Vee has improved over time. For example, he has actively worked toward guiding his employees better throughout their employment instead of waiting until the end to let them know their performance is unsatisfactory.

Gary’s company Vayner Media is also committed to making DEI&B a priority by recruiting more black leaders to join the team. This is just the beginning, though. As Vayner Media has accomplished this goal, it is moving forward to do more.

With such goals and plans in mind, how do Gary Vee and his company deal negative reviews left on sites like Glassdoor? The answer is simple: They “don’t play the Glassdoor game.” He uses Glassdoor as a tool for specific goals, but Vayner Media does not let the negativity get in the way of its success.

What career advice does Gary Vee offer? To be self-aware. Know what you love and follow that. Don’t follow a path for the money it brings. The money should be a by-product — not the main goal.

Gary Vee shares that building businesses is his passion – not making money. “Business is my love, but money is not my love…Money is a collateral aspect of my art. Money is an incredible igniter to my options…Money is not my love.” By being self-aware and chasing your love, you will feel much happier in your pursuits.

Being the CEO of Vayner Media and all that entails can’t all be cake and ice cream, though. There has to be some anxiety wrapped up in it, right?

Of course, there is, but Gary Vee shares an important viewpoint on this as well. “You’ve got to understand that until you feel like you’re a hundred percent in control of your life, you will always be vulnerable to anxiety.”

How does such a busy man and serial entrepreneur manage to cultivate his family life as well? In one word: “Practice.” Gary Vee knows the struggle of being an entrepreneur who is passionate about his business and how difficult it can be to turn that off when you’re with family. In his experience, the way to make it happen is through practice, practice, and more practice.

Gary Vaynerchuk has had a lot of success — and self-admitted failures — in his life. He is an inspiration in career and personal life. So what is the one constant principle he lives by daily that has helped him become the man he is?

Gary Vee says that the foundation can be traced back to his father. “My dad hates lying..hates exaggeration…This is why I’m empathetic…I really think reputation is everything, and so your word is bond.” He admits that without this principle, he would probably not be the same man he is today.

Find out more about Gary Vee, his thoughts on career and life, and his North Star by tuning into #thePOZcast!

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MD Tech Invites Future Tech Titans to its Tech School Open House.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m., to 3 p.m.

WHERE: 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, Virginia 23666

MD Tech, a leader in IT training and mentoring, is hosting an open house for anyone interested in a rewarding and successful career in information technology.

The event is at a MD Tech’s learning center in Hampton, Virginia, and features food, refreshments and a prize giveaway for visitors in attendance.

The open house will provide opportunities to tour MD Tech’s state-of-the-art learning center and speak with trainers about the company’s student-focused teaching philosophy and hands-on training, which has two learning tracks:

• Career-path training in IT help desk, cyber security and junior network engineering

• Certification training in Security Plus, CASP, Microsoft, CCNA, ITILV4, and more

“MD Tech’s goals is to provide students with a learning environment that will lead them to a life-long career in the dynamic field of information technology,” said Lance Durante, president and CEO at MD Tech. “An open house is the best way to share our unique training with potential students and showcase the exciting career opportunities in IT.”

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that computer and IT jobs will grow 11 percent through 2029, a higher rate than all other occupations. The median salary for jobs in this sector was $91,250 in May 2020, which was more than double the median annual wage for all occupations.

MD Tech’s students can take advantage of online, in-house and onsite classes and get additional assistance with resume preparation and interview skills. Also, the company offers special programs for students with autism.

“MD Tech is working with nonprofits and parents of autistic students to help with training and job placement. With tech salaries starting at about $45, 000, we can help individuals in social services find meaningful careers that could lead to earning more than $100,000,” said Mr. Durante.

About MD Technical School, Inc.

MD Technical School is a SCHEV approved Virginia-based Company providing, IT Training and Testing changing lives one at a time.

We focus on providing students with a learning environment that will lead them to a career in information technology. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that will make learning fun and exciting. Our 100 percent hands-on training helps students speak, implement and manage technology with marked results in just a few weeks. We provide IT training for Cyber Security, Networking, Helpdesk, CASP, Security Plus, and CCNA. Our training has two focuses “Career Path” and “Certifications.” In our Career Path training, we offer Helpdesk, Cyber Security and Jr. Network Engineering. IT Certification Training courses follow-up Career Path Training and include Security Plus, CASP, Microsoft, CCNA and more. The combination of the two forms of training increases each students’ the ability to obtain full-time employment with government and commercial companies. Learn more at mdtechnicalschool.com

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Episode 150 of #thePOZcast Discusses the New Workplace with Joe Mullings

May 4, 2021 – New York, NY – Joe Mullings and Adam Posner sat down to discuss the future of Talent Access and The New Workplace. The 150th episode of #thePOZcast became an organic conversation about how many strong companies will emerge from the pandemic quicker and stronger than ever before. Further, there was a discussion of how hiring practices are changing – and how employers must adapt effectively.

Joe Mullings shared a significant amount of insight as Chairman & CEO of the Mullings Group. With over 30 years of experience in Talent Access and Career Development, the company has worked with over 600 different companies, many of which are multi-billion-dollar corporations.

The POZcast is powered by NHP Talent Group, which offers a significant amount of insight into the world of digital marketing on their website.

Adam Posner, the host of #thePOZcast, focused heavily on recruitment throughout the conversation with Joe Mullings.

One of the most meaningful things that Posner acknowledged was a conversation had with Mullings in May of last year just as the pandemic was starting to impact businesses. Mullings explained that businesses have a choice. They can curl up in a ball and die or they can grab this thing and own it.

Now, a year later, businesses have to continue to apply the same principles. Those that are strong and trustworthy will emerge more successfully. You add value to the clients so that “when we come out of this, you will be at the top of the list.” And Posner pointed out that is what’s happening now.

As businesses are reopening and people are looking to get working again, recruiting is changing. Candidate pools are opening up. It’s no longer a focus on a certain geography. It’s open to anywhere in the country – and that’s because of not only teleworking but also people deciding if they’re willing to move for the right job.

Mullings weighs in by saying that it’s “survival mode” right now. Categories doing the most hiring are software, firmware, and communications because they’re seeing explosive growth. The food and beverage industry is still doing what they’re doing. However, 80 percent of the GDP in the U.S. has a service arm – and that means that call centers demand software development that demands firmware development. And it doesn’t take living in Silicon Valley to get hired by these companies any longer.

With living in one area and working in another comes the conflict of compensation. The cost of living may be higher when the job is based in San Francisco but a person is living in the middle of the country. This is when, as Posner points out, that it will result in the decentralization of available talent. People will be paid based on the talent pool not the cost of living.

Companies will pay for the right talent. And, there’s also an understanding of culture and personalities. Some people want to work in the offices because they want the camaraderie.

There has to be a choice. Mullings warns that companies will lose talent if they try to force people back into the offices. And the companies that don’t evolve may end up with other problems, including having to pay for the expensive real estate. That kind of expense has to be justified now – and many companies will struggle with that justification.

Hiring based on culture is critical, and Mullings doesn’t believe that technology will ever replace the culture. Instead, recruiters have to depend on technology as a resource. Mullings recommends that interviews should start by giving the interviewee the benefit of the doubt so that unconscious bias is muted. Further, a candidate’s personal life will become the future of hiring to focus on hobbies, a typical day in family activities, and more. Why? To ensure a cultural fit into the workplace and to determine whether a person has the means to telework or if they’d be more successful in the office with others around them.

Throughout the podcast, a number of important topics are brought up between Posner and Mullings. Over the span of 37 minutes, they discuss not only talent access but the redistribution of workers and schedules, engagement, branding, and more.

The pandemic has shifted the control and both Posner and Mullings are aware of the changes. The POZcast shares the insight of two industry professionals ensuring that companies of all sizes understand how to make shifts to prepare for the new trends emerging in the way in which staff is hired and trained in the workplace.

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More information on #thePOZcast can be found at https://thepozcast.com/.

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Taneshia Kerr accepted into Forbes Business Council

 

Fayetteville, NC April 1, 2021 — Taneshia Kerr, Interim President & CEO, Greater Fayetteville Chamber, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

 

Taneshia Kerr was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

 

“We are honored to welcome Taneshia Kerr into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

 

As an accepted member of the Council, Taneshia has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Taneshia will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

 

Finally, Taneshia Kerr will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I am honored to be invited to be part of the Forbes community of thought leaders and business professionals,” Taneshia said. “While this is a great opportunity for me to grow, it is an even greater opportunity for the Chamber to access world class caliber resources to be redeployed in the development of our members and the wider Fayetteville/Cumberland community.”

 

ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

 

Greater Fayetteville Chamber 

 The Greater Fayetteville Chamber was formed in 1899 and represents 700 businesses and organizations in Fayetteville/Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

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Chamber Mission: “Building a prosperous & resilient community through business leadership”

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HBCU Heroes Teams Up With Verizon Media to Host FREE HBCU “Get-That-Job-Fest” on Friday, March 12, 2021

ATLANTA — HBCU Heroes, a non-profit (501C3) founded by marketing CEO, Tracey Pennywell and NBA veteran, George Lynch, is partnering with Verizon Media to host “Get That Job,” an exclusive virtual event on Friday, March 12 at 1 pm EST to support Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) students seeking corporate jobs and internships. Registration is free and now open, visit  https://hbcuheroesinsidetrack.splashthat.com/.

The mission is to empower HBCU students with concrete advice to compete for internships and careers at Verizon Media, its subsidiaries (including AOL, Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Life & Entertainment, and more), as well as in corporate America. Registration is open to all HBCU students, alumni, and the general public.

After leading North Carolina to an NCAA championship in 1993, Lynch was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 12th overall pick in that year’s NBA draft. He played in the 2000 NBA Finals.

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. Most of these institutions were founded in the years after the American Civil War and are concentrated in the Southern United States.

The number of total students enrolled at an HBCU rose by 32% between 1976 and 2019, from 223,000 to 293,000. In comparison, total enrollment in degree-granting institutions nationwide increased by 81%, from 11 million to 20 million, during the same period.

HBCUs have a rich legacy of matriculating many leaders in the fields of business, law, science, education, military service, entertainment, art, and sports. This list of alumni includes people such as Martin Luther King Jr., who began his studies at Morehouse CollegeOprah Winfrey attended Tennessee State University to pursue a broadcasting career. W. E. B. Du Bois attended Fisk University from 1885 to 1888.  

Kamala Harris, the first black Vice President, received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University.  Michael Strahan attended Texas Southern UniversityThurgood Marshall graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Howard University School of Law

Spike Lee enrolled in Morehouse College, where he made his first student film. He took film courses at Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a BA in mass communication from Morehouse and Astronaut Dr. Ronald McNair graduated from North Carolina A&T State University.

For more information, visit: www.hbcuheroes.org.

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Hollywood Producers Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA, MARCH,2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new culture and climate in our world and in the way we live today. The pandemic has hit the entertainment industry in a massive way. Over 800,000 jobs in Hollywood were either lost or placed on hold. Film productions, television tapings, live recordings, post production facilities have been shut down here in Hollywood. College students pursing the dream has experienced a temporary hold on their learning. The “Hollywood Dream” will not be put on hold during this crisis.  Multi-Award Winning, Veteran Producer Bro. Steve Harris and a few friends have now opened the door of opportunity for 250 serious persons seeking a career in the  entertainment industry. Introducing “Inside Hollywood”, a Stay At Home digital conference and training system online; (www.InsideHollywoodTV). They will learn script writing, producing, directing, voice overs, auditioning, acting, modeling, and most of all how to break in and survive in the entertainment industry.

Students, interns, future producers, actors and talented person can take this time to experience a “Stay At Home” Entertainment industry conference and training system up close and personal. Participating producers include Oscar Award Winner Barry Marrow writer of Rain Man, Gary Goldstein, producer of Pretty Woman, Elvin Ross, music producer for Tyler Perry, Legendary Producer/Director Mr. Bill Duke, Grammy award winning producers, artist, film and television executives from the major networks and studios. They will learn the tips and secrets to survive and create success in the entertainment industry from the legends and veterans who impacted the industry and changed the game. Rather you live in California or North Dakota, you can gain access into the  industry at your fingertips from the comfort of your own home, desktop or mobile device 24 hours a day.

“There is too much talent across America that needs to be discovered but they don’t have the contacts or resources to be seen or heard. Now is the time while we are all at home to focus on developing our future, sharpening our skills and perfecting our craft. “Everyone will have the opportunity to have lifetime membership and enjoy unlimited updates as new content is being added.

As a special bonus, EVERYONE who joins the system will receive  a vacation getaway certificate to Hawaii, Las Vegas, or a choice of 25 amazing vacation destinations. Along with the Inside Hollywood online training system, others will have the opportunity to become a part of our sister course. ”Understanding The Music Business”, a Stay At Home music conference online training system. (www.TheMusicBizOnline.com).

About Bro. Steve Harris

Dr. Steven Harris, known at “Bro. Steve” Harris celebrates over 35 years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. His work has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and various network television and cable outlets. He is inducted in the Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame, 2 time Announcer of the Year Award, over 7, 562 multi-media, television, & film projects, countless awards, proclamations and so much more. Steve’s passion is his charity work and having the ability to help and give back to others.

For media inquires and interview request with Bro. Steve Harris, email your request to Leslie York at Steve@BroSteveUniversity.com or call 1-888-998-4677.

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A Sneak Peek Into the Flourishing Outsourced Drug Trials in India

Over the past decade, the big pharmaceutical companies have moved their clinical testings abroad. Among all others, India has become a choice destination—a goldmine for their operations.

A majority of the research on new drugs is carried out in the more developed countries (MDC). However, according to a recent study by Rabo India Finance, a subsidiary of Rabobank of the Netherlands, there is a 50-60 percent estimated cost of savings if the trials are held in developing countries. The contract research market is worth an estimated $10 billion while the international clinical trial business is worth a whopping $40 billion.

Just as India has become the premium destination for tech giants to outsource their software development needs, the country has also become a hot-spot for a clinical trial like no other country. The country is a fertile ground for this practice with copious, low-cost and English-speaking medical staff, a functional medical infrastructure, heartwarming reception towards foreign industry, and, perhaps, the most important factor: millions of poor citizens ever willing to try out new drugs. 

Despite the economic revenue it accrues to the country’s GDP, to an estimated $2 billion by 2021, there’s been a public outcry in some quarters against clinical trials in India, more so because it has slapped on the country, the denigrating nickname of “guinea pigs to the world”.

The major concern of most critics against this practice stems from the fear that U.S. pharmaceutical companies may be eluding regulatory controls by outsourcing trials to India rather than conducting them in the United States. Speaking about this, Tripti Tandon of Lawyers Collective, a legal group for HIV-positive people, said: “It is important that the regulations take into consideration the rights of the people on whom the tests are being carried out.” Lending his voice, Mira Shiva of the Voluntary Health Association of India said: Post-marketing surveillance needs to be strengthened to ensure that fake data has not been used to get a drug into the market.”

Consequently, Indian health authorities have posited, times without number, that they are on top of the situation. However, this may not be entirely true. In 2015 the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), teaming up with the Johns Hopkins University, USA, conducted some cancer drug trials. Cancer patients were injected with experimental drugs without due clearance from the appropriate authorities. A special committee investigated the incident, and the matter dismissed.