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The third Saturday in September finds hundreds of Florida bloggers and social media enthusiasts gathering for #FLBlogCon. The dazzing and world renowned campus of  Full Sail University is the back drop and host site for this event.

FLBlogCon, is the #blogchild (yes I just made it up) of founder Bess Auer, whose passion and tenacity for expression are interwoven into the fabric of this conference. Like Bess, this event is full of energy and empowerment for the blogging and social media newbie to the experts in various fields.

The Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County extended  greetings and the county’s support for the blogging and social media community. As a 16 year employee of Orange County government, it is good to know the Mayor embraces this medium and sees its relevance in the world today.

The CEO of IZEA, Ted Murphy was the opening keynote speaker. Ted was spirited and energetic in sharing the then, the now and what’s to come in the blogging and social media world.

My first session featured the tag team of Anthony Bencomo (Deli Fresh Threads) and Robin Draper (Authentic Florida) each of them shared ways to build your brand. My takeaways: Uncover your passion, find your niche, and become and an expert.

Sunshine J. Baker served up some great insight in the Bloggers & Brands: Maximize the Relationship session. As a bloggers you have to make the connection by giving good content, setting up your social media, consistently posting,  connecting with groups, attend events, and quick delivery of assignments.

Lunch was provided by Tijuana Flats and they made this foodies tummy happy. From tacos, to chips and salsa with rice and beans to boot the meal was tasty. The staff was friendly and helpful from start to finish!

At the opening session I met a really neat guy who told me the wonderful back story of how had a blog post of his took get a lot of hits from  Under the tile, “From Now On I’m Going To Be A  Dick to Everyone I Meet Online”, Marc Ensign wants the to change the world. After our conversation I believe in Marc and glad we connected. Very humble,  Marc never mentioned he was a panelist in one of the session for FLBlogCon14.

When it was time for taking a breather and relaxing, then I chilled in the Dairy Council of Florida Lounge. From wooden spoons ( one of the coolest tools) to info and cool ice cream treats, massages, professional headshots (love mine the most), coffee and teas, to social media content companies, it was a nice laid back spot.

Blogging as a Business; From Hobbyist to Professional  with Heather Lopez. This session offered  ways to make your blog turn a profit. Takeaways were that they are different methods for monetizing your blog, use sponsored post to tell a brand story, know what you can right off on your business.

Monetize your Blog was the last session I attended. Moderator Ben Reed lead the panel of speakers Crystal Duncan, Matthew Papa, and Brandon Yates as they discussed various ways to monetize your blog. From sponsored content, affiliate links, and various ad networks the panelist shared their experiences on what could work best for all types of blogs.

Eddie Selover was the closing keynote speaker as he shared the Pecha Kucha concept. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style with a format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each totalling 6 minutes and  40 seconds. This format makes the presentation quick and to the point with a flair for creativity.

Selover brought two dynamic presenters that were lively and kept the audience engaged as they shared a. This was a great thought-provoking ending to FLBlogCon14. As I left from the formal conference and transformed to the after party, I had a cupcake from Gigi’s I went over to the Ford display cars and took a few selfies. Looked to the sky and thought…IGottaGetBlogging!

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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YoTrip Presents: September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month



September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


Childhood Cancers


Key Points


  1. What are the most common types of childhood cancer?Among the 12 major types of childhood cancers, leukemias (blood cell cancers) and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of the new cases. About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias. The most common type of leukemia in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The most common solid tumors are brain tumors (e.g., gliomas andmedulloblastomas), with other solid tumors (e.g., neuroblastomas, Wilms tumors, and sarcomassuch as rhabdomyosarcoma and osteosarcoma) being less common. 
  2. How many children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States annually?In the United States in 2007, approximately 10,400 children under age 15 were diagnosed with cancer and about 1,545 children will die from the disease (1). Although this makes cancer the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age, cancer is still relatively rare in this age group. On average, 1 to 2 children develop the disease each year for every 10,000 children in the United States (2). 





You are invited to attend The YES! Network Social Event on September 21, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s  Restaurant in Orlando Florida. Guest Speaker Suzonna Warrenton, will be speaking on the topic, How to Turn Your Passion into Profit. Suzonna is the CEO and Owner of Tatin International Marketing. Suzonna is a Marketing Consultant and her experiences include assisting Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals achieve greater recognition in the marketplace. My Video Talk Media Solutions will show you the latest creative and innovative communications technologies to help you achieve global marketing success! Learn how to use live video streaming broadcasts, schedule virtual boardroom meetings, design and customize email video messages, and on-demand video web channels to compliment your professional brand.

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris


Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild http://.orwriters.org/  Join us on Facebook 



“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
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“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 





YoTrip Presents: Developing The Business Professional Workshop


Nova Southeastern University
4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839
August 17, 2013
10 am – 2 pm

The DBPWorkshop experience provides a welcoming, safe, and judgment free environment for all professionals to cultivate their speaking, writing, presentation, and leadership skills. These sessions will empower small business owners, aspiring business owners, community leaders, educators, speakers, authors, graduate students, anyone serving in leadership position.

Workshop Overview:

The Professional Speaker, Part I

Professional Writers Workshop 101 Part II

  • Develop your writer’s craft and use writing strategies to communicate ideas effectively
  • Design and personalize the TOP 10 professional manuscripts
  • Understand universal copyright laws

Developing a Professional Presentation Part III

  • Use your stage as a platform to demonstrate your expertise
  • Successful presentation delivery using the latest innovative technology
  • How to engage your listening audience
  • Presentation promotions: increase your clientele and generate sales

More Reasons to Attend:

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 10/11/12 Guest Post by Dr. Darcova Triplett, STRUT FOR A CURE CELEBRATIONS (Vol.10, Iss.2)


Guest Post by Dr. Darcova Triplett 


Dr. Darcova Triplett  is the Editor-in-Chief of STRUT! The Magazine. This magazine was created to provide the platform for women to walk in confidence, competence and conviction. What started out as a magazine has transformed into a movement that empowers women to explore their gifts and talents and then use them to positively influence and impact the world. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Triplett will be recognized in history as the brainchild for STRUT FOR A CURE. Under the direction of Dr. Triplett, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, supporters in Nevada, California, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and New York will simultaneously declare victory over this disease that directly affects 1 in 8 women. STRUT FOR A CURE has been created to educate women about this devastating disease that carries the following statistics:

1)      For women in the United States of America, breast cancer is the most common cancer.

2)      African American women under the age of 45 are more likely than any other ethnic group to develop and die from breast cancer.

3)      About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

STRUT FOR A CURE stands on the shoulders of Annie Doris Brown and Bieace Brown- King. Through this endeavor, Dr. Triplett celebrates the life of her grandmother, Annie Doris Brown, who traded in her PINK boxing gloves for Angel Wings in 2010. She also supports her mother, Bieace Brown- King, who is a one year breast cancer Survivor. “Watching that disease spread through my grandmother’s body was overwhelming. And when my mother was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, I felt compelled to do something,” proclaims Darcova. Thus, STRUT FOR A CURE. When Dr. Triplett reached out to family and close friends throughout the United States of America, they eagerly took on the vision and agreed to serve as hostesses. Thanks to Candice Lockhart Smith (California), Keisha Clark  (Louisiana), Yolanda Triplett and Wanda Winston (Florida), Trinette Collier (Georgia) and La Verne Newton (New York), STRUT FOR A CURE is destined to reach the masses.

Monetary contributions collected during the STRUT FOR A CURE extravaganza will be donated to Mothers, Daughters and Sisters Against Breast Cancer, Inc. where the focus is on helping uninsured and underinsured women pay for mammograms. Dr. Triplett is on the Board of Directors for this nonprofit organization and her mother, Bieace Brown-King, is the Co-Founder. 



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Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development.
YES! Social Networking Event, “Global Exposure: How to Start Your Online Radio Broadcast” at O’Charley’s Restaurant on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday, December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology


Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for July 31,2012-Developing the Business Professional Workshop

I humbly lend this blog space  to introduce to some and present to others the visionary offering in the name of helping others grow and advance. Dr. Loretta Faith Harris, has established the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” to help everyone from the beginner to the expert sharpen their skills as a speaker, writer and presenter.  The press release below gives you information and insight on what you can expect as an attendee on Saturday, August 18, 2012. 


Contact: Sherona Nandram

E-mail: sherona@pnpmarket.com

Telephone: 407.745.7253

Developing the Business Professional Workshop: Central Florida’s Premier Workshop Experience

Orlando, FL – July 27, 2012 – Professional speaker and business owner, Dr. Loretta Faith Harris, launched the first installment of, “Developing the Business Professional” workshop series on July 21, 2012. DBP is a premier workshop that is taking Central Florida by force! This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience. Registration includes lunch and a Business Professional Workshop Kit filled with valuable research from experts in the field, presentation handouts, professional articles, writing frames, business templates, tips, and resources.

“As a professional speaker with over 15 years experience, a successful business owner for over six years, and a member of almost a dozen professional organizations, I noticed a trend. There is a great need for ongoing professional development in the areas of speaking, writing, and presentation skills for professionals,” says Dr. Harris.

Dr. Harris is the visionary and workshop facilitator for, “Developing the Business Professional” workshop series. DBP is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida the third Saturday of every month. Joining Dr. Harris is a team of experts with decades of experience in their respected field: Sunnie Jackson serves as a Business Fashion Consultant, Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett a Professional Blogger, and Marty L. Ward a Business Consultant.

Attendees rated their individual DBP workshop experience and 100% would recommend DBP workshop to others! Overall, 95% were glad they experienced DBP and 83% found new insight and were inspired to act!

“This workshop was extremely helpful for all professional entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Dr. Faith did an exceptional job of delivering and facilitating. The co-presenters were right on point. A must attend for the next event,” raves Karen Fortune, Argano Gold Gourmet Coffee.

Workshop Overview:

The Professional Speaker

 Make a lasting “First Impression”

 Facing the fears associated with professional speaking

 The Do’s and Don’ts of public speaking

 Customize and accessorize with the latest business fashion

The Professional Writer

 Tips for professional writing

 Avoid frequent copyright mistakes

 Publish your professional manuscript

The Professional Presentation

 Presentation tips for leaders: make an impact with style

 Presentation strategies: deliver your message with new technologies

 Presentation promotions: increase your cliental and generate sales

Register for DBP2 today! Student and group discounts available! http://www.dbp2.eventbrite.com

For sponsorship and vendor opportunities call 407.614.5176.

Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series

Nova Southeastern University 4850 Millenia Boulevard Orlando, FL 32839 August 18, 2012, 10-2 pm

For more information Call: 407.614.5176. Email: DBPWorkshop@LorettaFaithHarris.com

Website: http://www.lorettafaithharris.com/DBPWorkshop

Sponsored by, CHPublishing, Inc., Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES, Nova Southeastern University

To read Harris’s complete story and obtain more information visit http://www.LorettaFaithHarris.com, register to receive updates, news and information. To read her inspirational blogs, go to: http://lorettaharris.wordpress.com. And, connect with her on LinkedIn and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DrLorettaHarris. Dr. Harris can be reached by phone at 407.614.5176.


Dr. Harris is a professional speaker, award-winning author, certified life coach, and entrepreneur. She is president and CEO of CHPublishing, Inc. and Coaching by Faith. With a message of Triumphant Living, Dr. Harris desire is to inspire, educate, and empower individuals through published literature and coaching services.

Dr. Harris is the founder of the non-profit organization, Journey Less Traveled Foundation, which provides outreach services to families whose children have lost their lives due to tragedy. She is the host and motivating force behind the “Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show” for triumphant living. The recipient of many prestigious awards, including Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, Network Orlando’s Woman of the Month, and Florida’s Finest, Dr. Harris is also an active member of the African American Chamber of Commerce, Florida Publishers Association, Young Entrepreneurs Society, Kappa Delta Pi, The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild, SRB Group, and Orlando Women in Business.


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