Nelson Yong is a Brand Director, Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist and Consultant who has actively helped build brands and companies like Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Aston Martin and Thompson Hotel through strategic marketing and business development. He stopped by the show to clarify what it truly means to have a taste for luxury and style, how to keep big name companies/ clients happy, personalizing your branding in niche markets and more.
Last time, Zea Lingard stopped by the show to inform us on how she manages to pursue other endeavors while maintaining her image as a model for various runaway shows, commercial work, etc. Now she’s an entrepreneur and business owner for her brand ‘Model Basics’ which is a one stop shop for all model needs, to ensure they arrive prepared for their modeling gigs. With this new role, we talk about why she has to put modeling on the side to grow the business, working with Shopify, modeling tips for those entering the industry, the difference between copying and being inspired and more.
Karen Okonkwo & Joshua Kissi recently launched TONL, a company that seeks to transform the idea of stock photography into something more innovative. Through this company, they plan to help diminish stereotypes, share the stories of every day people and prove that diversity matters.
Avi Soor stopped by the show to talk about how the blogging scene is now over saturated and why he’s choosing to focus more on consulting and entrepreneurship. As the co-founder of the Seattle Gents, he express his love for menswear and how collaborations with brands & companies have helped grow the fashion scene in Seattle.
Crystal Reed stopped by the show to give her feedback towards Donald Trump’s discriminative tweets against the LGBTQ community, the fashion scene in Seattle and how she fits blogging and designing into her busy schedule at The Washington Bus.
Praise stopped by the show to talk about the benefits of living a low key lifestyle. We also touched on consulting in digital marketing, how a sales pitch can be compared to talking to women, sneakers and more.
Leaving any corporate job to follow your dreams sounds exciting but also comes with hardship and self discipline. Andre Jenkins, a former Tax Associate at PWC stops by the show to share tips on how he transitioned from that position to Artist/ Tour Management full time.
The new season of Cognac Small Talk is finally here. Anthony J.R. took time off from the show to learn more about himself and see what truly inspires him as a media personality. He talks about this transition, his love hate relationship with J.Crew and filtering your audience via social media to reduce the noise on the internet.
Every millennial has gone through adversity, whether its financially, socially or mentally, we’ve gone through hard times that may have delayed meeting personal goals. Luckily the best way to overcome adversity is to first realize that the stress is only temporary. Anthony J.R. opens up about how thinking positively and being proactive helped him overcome his personal hard times during the end of 2016, going into 2017.
A stereotype is a preconceived notion about a person or group. It’s natural but we also should take the time to get to truly understand a person’s perspective before that notion. Millennials are judged all the time, from the clothes we wear, to our lifestyle, to even way we think. Xay Zoleil stops by the show to update us on his music, DJing and other creative endeavors while explaining how stereotyping has played a role in his life within a collectivist community.