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While I completely
understand the urgency some feel to get their work out there, I cannot
comprehend why certain people do so with such a desperation which often leads
to them putting their work out prematurely!
If you must be in
competition with someone let that person be whoever you were yesterday;
whichever stage you were at with your goals.
In showing your cards too
early, as the saying goes, you can often find that those you think you’re in a race with get ahead of
you because, in seeing your game plan; realising that your aim is to
simply be the first, you give your so-called competitor the upper hand. They see what you
have to offer and can then play a hand they didn’t even know they had; one that you effectively gave to them!
I’m not saying you should
wait longer than necessary to get something out to the public. I am simply a
great believer in taking your time, feeling rather than thinking you are ready; having no shame in deciding to pull back a little and to always ensure that
what you are presenting is authentic, original and of good (if not great) quality!!!
Don’t rush anything. It’s
all about what you do and how you do
it not when!
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Q:How many hearts are on the card held by the girl in the second image?
TWEET the answer to me @CharleyRealTalk The WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED on The Real Talk Radio Show UK!!
most of you will know by now, I have been working on a new project for YouTube.
THE REAL TALK TV SERIES is one
which aims to positively inspire, encourage, inform and motivate upcoming
talent, semi-established artists/performers as well as serve as an opportunity
for such creative persons, businesses and the alike to raise their profile. Hopefully a number of ‘big-wigs’ in the entertainment/media
field will take an interest in the talent featured ;)
Where did the idea for the show come
many years I have been doing various work which sees me provide opportunities
for others – Journalism, Youth Work, Blogging, Radio, Motivational Speaking etc
and after being asked to present for several on-screen projects, of which the
aims were to inspire others, I felt that there is a need for that to be a
regular thing but one which isn’t filtered; where there is a real and honest
look at all aspects of various industries, people, jobs etc including that of
an aspiring TV Presenter who is learning on the job.
Why be the face of The Real Talk TV Series?
spent just under 2 years auditioning aspiring TV Presenters (only females
showed an interest) who would volunteer in the role and although they were each
beautiful in their own way, fun and quirky, the second the camera was on them
they turned into Newsreaders! Although not (yet) an amazing TV Presenter myself,
I have a personality, a no-fear approach to such work and am not afraid of
looking silly so, as was decided and agreed by the team, it made sense for me to
present the show. For now…
How is the show being funded?
is no funding as such. We, the team, cover costs such as travel expenses, tapes
for filming, refreshments for the screenings etc.
Will each episode focus on something
this is the aim although we are still working on how best to do this as we know
it is important to have the show be entertaining whilst being informative.
How did you get people to be on the show?
I contacted people I know, with whom I have a friendship or have worked with in the past. Also, having hosted live
events, my own radio show and through journalism etc, I’ve met so many people
who are extremely talented!! I reached out to them, pitched the idea of the show
and (to date) each person I’ve approached has agreed to be involved.
What is the length of each
I would have liked each to be no longer than 4 minutes however; that is so
unrealistic based on what we are trying to achieve so, 10 minutes is the aim.
When will the show launch and how often
will there be a new episode?
May 2014 and weekly thereafter.
not? Currently it is the biggest platform on which to launch anything and
everything!! Also, despite the many connections I have in the arts industry, I
am without the power to simply have my work debuted on TV.
How did you get sponsorship from Happy
the founder (Raymond Mfon) a couple years ago after randomly coming across
‘Happy Chap Clothing’ on Facebook. I contacted him and asked if he would like
his label to take part in a fashion show to be included in a Listening Party
showcase event by NLPR Ltd. He agreed, we remained in contact and I later
approached him about The Real Talk TV
Series. He really liked the concept and so decided he’d love to be on
Where did the idea for the animation come
almost everyone in the world, or so it seems, I’ve always wanted an animated
version of myself however not the standard (sims or cartoon) type that others
have. I wanted something pixilated; quite 80s or 90s looking. I had the exact
idea of its look and of the opening sequence to the show in my head but, I didn't
know how to articulate that using the correct jargon or who to approach. In
my frustration I shared my thoughts with Natalie (Production Assistant) and
Emma (Videographer/Photographer/Editor) and they mentioned Chieze from Shining
Concept whom they later introduced me to. I spoke with him and, like Raymond;
he loved the whole concept of the show and agreed to come on board.
Obviously, nothing starts out being 100%
spot on but, what is hoped for The Real Talk TV Series long term?
it is recognised and supported by a TV Network with an interest in showing it
on their channel. Evidently the first series is very rough around the edges!
With series 2 we are implementing all that we learned from filming the first
time round. We hope by series 3 (if not 2) to have the show be super on point and for it
to have a committed audience. Obviously the hits will be the deciding factor as
to its future. That said I’ll always be happy that I chose to launch the project
and will remain proud of myself and the team for our incredibly hard work!!
2 screenings will be held prior to its
launch. Since when do people hold a pre-launch screening for a YouTube show?
may indeed be the first (ha-ha) however, it was of huge importance to me to
have constructive feedback from professional industry persons, as well as those I trust, to be completely honest about how we can better the project. I don’t believe we
will get such criticism from the general public. These days it seems more and more people are all about slating just for the sake of it rather than supporting
How are people able to put themselves
forward to be involved?
their interest is to feature or to join the team, they need only send their
full name, BIO (or details of their past and current work) with reasons as to
why they want to be a part of the show, together with a clear photo to email@example.com to RTTVS.
Real Talk TV Series does not aim to be a carbon copy of anything
already out there or something polished. Its purpose is to give to others an
online hub of all things positive, productive and beneficial in the hope that
it will somehow be a source of inspiration, help and encouragement! There will
never be a goal too big to reach. Let your self belief be your motivation!! x
So, here's the thing: It seems to be that in America and some other countries, people are quite good at praising their efforts and achievements while in the U.K most often 'shy' away from simply loving themselves and accepting compliments from each other. Why?
I have no problem whatsoever in demonstrating gratitude towards others and myself. I'm aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I'm also fully aware that I am HUMAN and while I will continue to make mistakes until I draw my last breath, I appreciate the lessons to be learned from such mistakes.
We all need to know that within us there is an untouchable beauty, real talk! None of us were born with a bad personality so, even when we do wrong, it will always be as a result of having experienced some sort of hardship or devastation. Now while that probably won't justify our ill actions at the time it is an explanation and one we should therefore embrace as it will help us not to be so hard on ourselves but to commend our willingness (if that is the case at the said time) to change and improve who we are.
I'm not the best looking woman out there but, I am attractive and I have have great qualities, skills, abilities and talents. So too is your truth. Male or female, dodgy past or not, right here and right now YOU CAN CHOOSE the direction you take, the person you want to be and the beauty within you that you want to be seen.
Stay humble, stay true, stay as you wish yourself to be seen by others. False labels never stick! So, the next time someone compliments your looks, your outfit, your work, your success, your efforts or anything else just say, "thank you, I know and am grateful to you for your compliment".
Have a beautiful life, folks. So you decide, so it will be.