Archives for June 2009

Congratulations to a Ready finalist!

 

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John Salley, Season 2 finalist of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! and READY FOR MEDIA graduate, competes for the title of “King of the Jungle.” Watch John sink or swim on tonight’s live finale at 8/7c on NBC.

Congratulations to a Ready client!

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Michelle Aguilar, Season 6 winner of the Biggest Loser and recent READY FOR MEDIA graduate,  married Micah Whitehead last Sunday, June 14th.

Congratulations Michelle, we wish you all the best!

Anne Ready & crew

Special thanks to US Weekly, June 29 issue

Ready Reminder: Email Etiquette

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It’s been said, “Write as if there was no one looking over your shoulder.” However, in today’s internet age, the whole world is looking over your shoulder.  It’s called www., the WORLD WIDE Web, for good reason.

On a recent episode of Oprah, she and her panel of experts discussed several social “Sticky Situations,” including Email Etiquette. In response to a question about e-mail gossiping on company time, Oprah’s advice was to, “always write e-mails as if they’re going to appear in The New York Times. Don’t write anything that you don’t want to see on the front page of a newspaper.”

As the author of “Off the Cuff/What to Say at a Moments Notice,” (Career Press) I could not agree more. Both business and personal e-mail should be written less like a letter and more like a newspaper lead. Use an informative headline as the subject and begin with the main point. Be as concise as possible, don’t ramble.

And be careful, because emails get right through and touch the recipient in an up close and personal way. Remember that e-mail is a one-way street that doesn’t have signs to tell you if you’re going in the wrong direction. You can’t sense your impact, read his/her face or adjust the tone of your voice.  Words can be misread in a different way to take on a different meaning, for example sarcasm or criticism. And words always seem more important when they are written, than spoken.

New Media Etiquette is crucial in protecting and maintaining your reputation, privacy and professionalism. Everything that is written on the web whether it be via email, tweet, blog or wall post is recorded and stored public information.

Because of its convenience, immediacy and cost effectiveness, internet communication has become ubiquitous in business and in life. In many instances, it alone represents and speaks for you. Show respect for yourself and your e-mail. Use it with discretion.

With special thanks to: The Oprah Winfrey Show and  cnn.com/living.

Red-faced Slumdog Millionaire

In an interview with the latest issue of NYLON Magazine, Dev Patel, 18 year old star of Slumdog Millionaire, recently shared his moment of shame while on the Late Show with David Letterman. Here’s what he had to saydevonletterman2:

‘That was the worst!…It was my first live interview in history, I hadn’t been media-trained, and I  was backstage repeating ‘My name is Dev Patel and I’m the lead in Slumdog’. When I got on stage, Letterman says, ‘So I hear you’re a young kid. How old are you?’ And I go, ‘My name is Dev Patel  and I’m the lead in Slumdog’. Then there’s this massive silence.”

-excerpt from NYLON Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue, May 2009