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    Posted August 19, 2014 by
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    Social Media At Its Best!

    As posted on linked in: Today’s Social Media is the engine of human interaction. We all share on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so forth. Encouraged to publish on Linkedin; I hesitated because I was not sure if I should write about event planning, weddings, corporate destination or share insights on being a virtual assistant that manages projects. Well, I am on Linkedin now because I am part of an exciting new mentoring project Runway Soul…a theatrical production that fuses music and fashion. The visionary is Charlene Meriedy, whose concern with the disappearance of the arts from public schools inspired this fashion musical. Why not gather seasoned professionals and start a mentoring program? Give college students focusing on fashion, music, visual and culinary arts the opportunity to work on a stage production while learning from these professionals.

    How can we do this? That’s where Social Media comes in. We’ve launched a crowd funding campaign— to raise money for this exciting venture. With over 7 million professionals in my Linkedin network, if each, donated just one dollar to this campaign; we could plan a multi-city Runway Soul tour and help students across the country.

    We have fifty days left and that averages to $5,000.00/five thousand a day folks. Spread the word one tweet at a time, one link at a time, one post at a time, one person at a time. Go to and donate your dollar. We can help change some young person’s future. Please support youth in the arts; a “real life investment”. That is social media at its best; it can work!
    “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work..." ~ Daniel Burnham

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