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PR Related: Starting & Building A Successful PR Agency
PR Related: Starting & Building A Successful PR Agency
by Anje Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.92

5.0 out of 5 stars If You Have An Interest In Public Relations/Advertising/Communications/Government Relations Etc., 25 Sept. 2015
My interest in this guide titled PR Related Starting & Building A Successful PR Agency by Anje Collins stems from my strong interest in public relations back around 2006 when I was still in the navy (there are mass communications specialists in the navy on the enlisted side as well as public affairs officers in both the active duty navy and the reserve side but the job is a little competitive to get into especially if you are trying to cross over into it via another rating) . I truthfully found out about the actual PR career around 2006 when I was still in the navy (which I must avoid publicly revealing the identity of the person who gave me the idea for spiritual reasons Additionally, my career ambitions are shaped more by my own logical and intuitive aspirations rooting from my own belief in my potential stemming from making class valedictorian in the 8th grade.) Anyhow, the following is some of the helpful information contained in PR Related Starting 7 Building A Successful PR Agency by Anje Collins:
Chapter 7 (starting on page 29)- She gets into the concept between the business plan in relation to this book.
Pages 40 and 41; Writing An Operational business plan that involves calculating the amount of money needed to get started, if you have key advisors and/or mentors within the PR industry, if you plan to finance your PR startup with your own personal savings or a bank from a loan etc.

Pages 68 and 69; Showcasing Your Talents (as per the author’s words) through online columns or a trade magazine, commenting carefully on articles created by others, starting a blog, interacting with the media, your website, utilizing your facebook account etc.
Pages 84 and 85; Creating a Consultant Agreement that involves areas such as Engagement, Compensation, Consultant’s Business Activities etc.

The author also uses sense of humor at the beginning by jokingly writing at the beginning of the book that PR in the sense of this book does not stand for Puerto Rico and Collins also generously gives some PR career related websites on pages 77-78 with diverse websites such as Women in PR, Public Relations Society of America, Bill Stoller’s Publicity Insider and more websites/links.


Phenomenon [DVD] [1996]
Phenomenon [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ John Travolta
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £4.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Movie Take On What Could Be Possible?, 17 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Phenomenon [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
Yes, I understand that Phenomenon is fiction, yet it is a film that gently tugs on what could be possible for the expansion of the human mind (wisdom wise, reaching beyond the expectations of what others think is possible for you etc.). Phenomenon stars John Travolta as a friendly auto mechanic named George Malley whose life is turned upside down once he gets hit by an unexplained ball of light after innocently going outside on the night of his 37th birthday. Almost seemingly overnight he gains an increased intelligence and clarity effortlessly which right away manifests in how he does his job as an auto mechanic. His physician Doc Brunder (Robert Duvall) cannot logically make sense out of what happened to Malley but he is still accepting of him. Another person, George Malley’s close friend Nate Pope (Forest Whitaker) also stands by his friend Malley during the both the high points and challenging points of what happens when his newfound abilities spring up for others to witness. In the midst of all this, George Malley tries extremely hard to court single mother Lace Pennamin (Kyra Sedgwick) and to even win over her kids Al Pennamin (David Gallagher) and Glory Pennamin (Ashley Buccile). Lace Pennamin courteously acknowledges George Malley yet she is understandably guarded due to what transpired within her relationship history. George Malley also gains the academic interest of UC Berkley Professor Dr. Ringold (Jeffrey DeMunn) after a shockingly accurate earthquake prediction despite his modest educational background. Eric Clapton’s song Change The World plays towards the end of the film. Bonus material; There is a theatrical trailer for Phenomenon and the recommendation of these additional titles for those who enjoyed this film; Ransom, Scream, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rock, Tombstone.


Picture Perfect [DVD] [1998]
Picture Perfect [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Aniston
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Ambitions of An Advertising Professional, 17 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Picture Perfect [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Picture Perfect stars Jennifer Aniston as an ambitious advertising employee named Kate who is growing professionally in her career and manages to strengthen her talent due to immense dedication to her job. One of the major problems; On the plus side, she is in little danger of being fired by her boss Mr. Mercer (Kevin Dunn) but getting the projects and/or lucrative assignments seems out of reach for Kate due to her boss’s preference for promoting employees who are in relationships. In Mr. Mercer’s defense, he at least avoids further undermining Kate’s self-confidence and/or professional standing by strategically explaining why he is reluctant to assign her the more lucrative/high-profile projects/assignments with her currently being single. From my modest perspective, the perspective of her being judged due to being single is not that far-fetched because it is common knowledge (even in the year 2015) that many women (even here in the U.S.) are still seen as less than a whole person if they choose to focus more on improving their economic/professional lives while being child-free even for responsible reasons (i.e. they know that it would be too risky and unfair to the potential child(children) due to being self-aware that they are facing at least 15-20 years of repaying their student loans and figuring out legal ways to move up from minimum wage status in the private sector to further build up their savings cushion). Please know that I have nothing against mothers and children, especially because my late adoptive mother legally took me as her own daughter even though she did not give birth to me. It is just that there is proof in what I say because the character of Kate’s mom Rita Moseley (Olympia Dukakis who I’m aware was only doing her job) is shown (in the film) making it clear that one of the reasons why she is eager for Kate to partner up soon is because she dreams of grandchildren from the daughter she loves dearly. Kate demonstrates her talent when she pitches content for Gulden mustard. She experiences the epiphany needed to strengthen the brand of Gulden mustard when she explains how they can make the connection between model Cindy Crawford’s success, her biochemistry major in college, and her original background of coming from outside of Hollywood. Kate’s friend Sela (Anne Twomey) is happy for Kate’s professional contributions and even playfully teases her about her crush on fellow advertising employee Sam Mayfair (Kevin Bacon). However, Sela, well-intentioned as she is, also ends up indirectly leaving Kate to brush up on her skills as a storyteller when she manages to link Nick (Jay Mohr) and Kate as a couple. On the plus side, Sela indirectly helps Kate to get the more lucrative projects that she has been after for some time. However, Kate has to come up with a plan/scheme quick because she only met videographer Nick briefly at a wedding and has not seen him in person since. The song Say What You Want by Texas plays in snippets briefly during the movie and then in entirety after the end of the Picture Perfect movie. The following are the theatrical trailers contained within this dvd;
Picture Perfect, French Kiss, Ever After starring Drew Barrymore, Dougray Scott, Anjelica Houston directed by Andy Tennant(I’ve seen Ever After before and definitely would again snippets of the following songs are also featured in the Ever After trailer; Mummer’s Dance by Loreena McKennitt and Fable by Robert Miles), Never Been Kissed (snippets of Blister In The Sun by The Violent Femmes), Great Expectations film (snippets of the song Life In Mono by Mono), One Fine Day, Cousin Bette.


Bedtime Stories [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Bedtime Stories [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £8.19

5.0 out of 5 stars First Saw During 2008 Christmas Season, 17 Sept. 2015
I was living in Norfolk Virginia during this time and fortunately persuaded my husband to see Bedtime Stories with me at the movie theater(inside the MacArthur Center mall). The bonus features attributed to the Bedtime Stories dvd movie are sneaks on; Double Feature dvd of Dadnapped and Hatching Pete, Morning Light, Disney Princess Protection Program, Walt Disney Pictures; Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure, what looks to be a commercial ad for Disney XD, G-Force, Walt Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney Pixar Monsters Inc., Disney Blue Ray Magic in High-Def, and Disney Magic movie rewards. The actual Bedtime Stories movie stars Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson. Skeeter Bronson puts a lot in his hotel job and is surprised one day when he finds out that his boss Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) promotes Kendall Duncan (Guy Pearce)for the job that he was sure was his. It was not from Skeeter Bronson having a sense of entitlement, rather it had to do more with how hard he was working and the original promise that Griffiths had made to this father Marty Bronson (Jonathan Pryce). Duncan is shown to be so crude and calculating to the point that he even dates the boss’s daughter Violet Nottingham (Teresa Palmer), but secretly carries a romantic torch for fellow hotel worker Aspen (Lucy Lawless). Skeeter’s friend Mickey (Russell Brand) tries to patiently explain to Skeeter Bronson why Duncan was chosen but Bronson appears to avoid taking Mickey’s suggestion (for certain reasons). Anyhow, in the meanwhile, Skeeter Bronson is also tasked with watching his niece Bobbi (Laura Kesling) and nephew Patrick (Jonathan Heit). This is because his sister Wendy Bronson (Courtney Cox) is looking to get a job in Arizona after hearing that she is going to be laid off. Fortunately, Wendy Bronson does have a good friend in Jill Hastings (Keri Russell). Anyhow, Skeeter Bronson also takes on the role of father figure as well because his sister also happens to be a single mother and he also cares to be a father figure influence in his niece and nephew’s life. Bronson’s life changes dramatically once he notices the power that his niece and nephew have with just telling their stories with their imaginations. The movie even implies why their storytelling is powerful when the quote in the movie is mentioned ‘Your Fun Is Only Limited by Your Imagination). There are some song snippets that play during the movie such as Fire by The Ohio Players,I’m On Fire by Bruce Springsteen, Disco Inferno by The Trammps, Eternal Flame by The Bangles, Rock Me Amadeus by Falco, and Don’t Stop Believing by Journey (towards the end of the movie).Of course, there are more actors and actresses featured, yet something tells me to save some plot info for those who have yet to see the movie.


Winners: And How They Succeed
Winners: And How They Succeed
by Alastair Campbell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saw Winners Book Featured In A Free Local Area Newspaper, 17 Sept. 2015
Winners And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbell is a book written by a former press secretary of Tony Blair and is listed to have been an official spokesman and director of communications from 1994 to 2003 (listed to also be a Cambridge University graduate). There are quotes pertaining to the subject areas in the chapter and are credited to the authors making said statements; Wayne Gretzky, Henry Ford, Arianna Huffington, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Franklin,Michael Jordan, Harry Trumanand more quotes from other prominent people. The book also contains the following;
Pages XIV and XV; Alastair Campbell recalls a chance meeting with Kevin Spacey and mentioned how he is happy for him having achieved success with both his House of Cards Netflix show and being made an honorary Sir for his work with the Vic Theatre in London. Campbells also ran into Bill Clinton during a strange visit to Mcdonalds in the Blackpool, England (the author himself that a Party Conference was being held in this English coastal town).
Page 99; The popularity of a company called John Lewis.
Page 173; The author’s data on talent and focus.
Page 289-Sam Trickett discusses top-level poker with the author.
Page 375; Alastair Campbell discusses Australia and the following Francis Adams quote; In England the average man feels that he is inferior, in America that he is a superior, in Australia he feels that he is an equal.


Vistas of Infinity - How to Enjoy Life When You Are Dead
Vistas of Infinity - How to Enjoy Life When You Are Dead
by Jurgen Ziewe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.95

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of A Kind Afterlife Book, 10 Sept. 2015
Please let me preface this review by making it transparently clear that I’m not telling anybody else how they ought to live and I definitely do not dub myself a moral expert and/or a moral policewoman on where people go after they die and/or how they are meant to live. Additionally, I’m blessed with great physical health and I humbly desire to live to be at least 85 years old (I say this because I intuitively understand that my human ego’s long life preference may or may not be aligned with the will of God/heaven/higher worlds of light, my higher self etc.). I just consider myself a spiritual truthseeker who is hungry for gathering spiritual knowledge to help me further understand my own life and share what captivates my soul and helps me on my quest to regaining and increasing my self-confidence (while sharing my findings of the books that fascinate me). This is important to me because I completely understand what it means to be true to yourself but I’m carefully integrating myself through this lesson because the real unadulterated me is much more sensual and into the study of certain mystical/occult areas that are controversial for contemporary societal mores(even for the new age community). One interesting experience; while immersing myself in understanding this book I had a currently unexplainable dream where I was inside a gigantic library with multiple levels of books that was also a hybrid of some classroom unlike anything I have yet been exposed to and multiple insertions/locations of stairways leading up to the multiple levels of books that were placed throughout this huge library/classroom (a massive blue brain- somewhere between cerulean or cobalt blue-was floating around me in the center of the classroom/library area for whatever reason). With that said, this book Vistas of Infinity; How To Enjoy Life When You Are Dead by Jurgen Ziewe is an afterlife book that is unlike any type of book that I have had before (and I’m fortunate to have been exposed to multiple books on the afterlife). Jurgen Ziewe dedicates this book with love to his wife Julia and his daughters Naomi and Martina and the following details are some of the enthralling tidbits of Vistas of Infinity;
Page 9; the picture looks similar to an image of a world that I’m fortunate to have visited in one of my dreams around the time I was 7 years old. Pages 10-11; Many of the experiences that the author recorded happened during his time of working sixty hours a week in a thriving career as a freelance commercial illustrator. page 22, as per the author, dreams are a natural peek into the type of world that awaits us after leaving earth at the end of our lives. Pages 29-30; An experience is captured where he enters a world populated by various artists and of diverse creations and craft fairs that have moving thought patterns. Pages 32-33; He encounters a service worker named Kay in the park who acknowledged what brought him to where he was now. Page 35; Kay shared how he had picked up that he had to be of service while being concern-free as to his own gain. Pages 43-44; He saw some things in the lower dimensional levels that could easily fit into a horror film such as what a woman in the afterlife had to experience while learning to let go of certain limitations and his scary vision of what he saw another man going through who had to learn to let go of heavy resentment and self-loathing (in the author’s words self-hatred). Pages 48-50; Ziewe encounters a spirit who (to put it politely) temporarily appeared as a zombie, however his compassion for the soul and what he did to help is heartfelt.
Page 51; Jurgen Ziewe shares his testimony of what happened when he met his mother in one of the non-physical realms as a way to help and comfort others who miss family members and/or friends who have already crossed over (I’m grateful that he shared this as it previously took me a long time to forgive myself for not showing more appreciation to my late adoptive mother for legally taking me on as her own biological daughter when she was still alive, she had basically died before I had truly appreciated her for adopting me- even after her telling me around age 17 or 18 how hard it was for her to make friends in a small town (population of around 2,000 people)of central Illinois who gave her a hard time (for being a Caucasian woman who was raising multiple children of other racial groups). Anyhow, the story of Jurgen Ziewe reuniting with his mother is very touching as he describes seeing her as he remembered from his childhood years. Pages 60-61; He finds out that his father has actually already reincarnated as a child in Russia. In the family reunions section, he also shares a fun fact that physical appearance in higher non-physical worlds can actually be altered by the intent of imagination and the complex finding that our mindset can have a powerful bearing on our environment setting when we die. Page 76; Sometimes people have to die before they can truly progress. Page 83 from the author’s late brother in law; Death is not some sort of punishment but a learning opportunity. When your life won’t allow you to expand your wisdom, then death very often provides new opportunities and may be the only way.
Nature’s Justice Section; Pages 93-95-The author shares frightening information of a suicide bomber who was in the middle of several charred and bloodied bodies of the victims he killed along with himself and the gruesome scene of him trying to free himself from the carnage but continually sliding back into the mess that he was trying to escape. Basically, the ghastly details he discusses in this afterlife hellish realm is pretty much as he put in his words what Hollywood could potentially use as inspiration for a modern day Dante’s inferno. A heavenly helper that the author found trying to help free some of the victims asked the writer to share with the earth what he found. The author humbly acknowledged that not as many people on earth may believe him as the helper hopes because he is not a traditional religious person.
Playing Fields of the Afterlife (the more love filled afterlife heavenly worlds)- Page 103; Many things that are shown in the latest science fiction and fantasy films can and may already be a reality on the non-physical realms. Page 119; The author references Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell (1954). Page 122; Non-physical realms containing art colleges are featured. Mysteries of the Afterlife; page 133; A woman with curly blonde hair greets him in a village like setting and acknowledges that it is not everyday that they encounter a conscious traveler. Page 137; The powers of intent, expectation, and consensus are discussed. Page 139; A scene where some of the artists transform into their own creations/drawings is discussed. Pages 140-141; The power of shapeshifting is discussed. He meets a being who initially starts out as a benevolent dragon flying towards him and then she transforms into a beautiful red-haired woman. The woman’s outfit had contemporary colors on her and had just matched the dragon disguise she had a few moments before. He admitted that she was mysterious and enigmatic to him because he couldn’t quite put his finger on how he knew her (I’m politely guessing maybe either a past live, an in between life, and/or future life but for certain reasons to avoid interfering and/or unintentionally creating upheaval in his life she might not have been allowed to tell him at the time).page 155; The directors of cartoon city. Page 157; the power of imagination, drawing, and the cartoon director’s friendly wisdom that the cartoon world is all in the imagination (and partially how the characters were able to take on an intelligence and life of their own). Last, but not least, the cartoon director shared with the author that if you are passionate about your hobby you’ll have no problem creating whatever you want to do (I’m very grateful that I came across that healing gem on page 157 at a certain time for reasons I prefer to avoid elaborating on in this review out of consideration for this author). At the end of this book, the author also generously provides other written resources from other authors/websites for those who are curious to know more. Anyhow, there is so much more in this book Vistas of infinity; How To Enjoy Life When You Are Dead by Jurgen Ziewe for open-minded souls.


Princess Mononoke [DVD]
Princess Mononoke [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hayao Miyazaki
Price: £11.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Anime Film With Powerful Spiritual Messages, 10 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Princess Mononoke [DVD] (DVD)
Princess Mononoke is an enjoyable anime film that involves how a young boy’s life is changed once a negative spirit inhabits a large boor and creates chaos in his home village. The young boy named Ashitaka is left with a situation that endangers his life and he ends up crossing paths with a perplexing young woman named San who enchants him with her beauty and who was raised by wolves. Both San and Ashitake end up seeing a lot, such as a forest spirit who has the gift of bringing great healing and saving a living being from dying if the spirit sees that they are meant to live. I’m fortunate to have first watched Princess Mononoke with my husband when we were living in the Jacksonville Florida area (through the U.S. navy).


The Last Detail [DVD] [2002]
The Last Detail [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Jack Nicholson
Offered by PERFECT_CURVE
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Found out about from both amazon.com and my navytimes subscription, 10 Sept. 2015
This review is from: The Last Detail [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Please know that I write this review for The Last Detail movie with gratitude for my current job. However, I happen to be drawn towards watching navy themed movies and television shows from time to time because my time in the navy was good to me and as a result I have a strong interest in certain navy themed films and tv shows. Anyhow, The Last Detail movie stars Jack Nicholson as Billy Buddusky, Otis Young as Richard Mulhall, and Randy Quaid as Larry Meadows. Both Buddusky and Mulhall are currently stationed in Norfolk Virginia for the movie’s setting and are awaiting orders to their next job assignment. They get tasked with escorting Meadows to the Portsmouth Virginia Brig for an offense that they feel does not warrant the punishment. However, both Buddusky and Mulhall are navy lifers and go along with what they are told to do because they have little say in what type of punishment fits Meadow’s action. Buddusky does have a foul sailor’s mouth and yet his heart of gold shines through when he convinces Mulhall why they must let Meadows have a little fun as they escort him. Mulhall is naturally hesitant due to the risks not just with Meadows running away but what can happen to his own navy career (the character of Mulhall is shown admitting during the film that he takes great pride in his navy career and is unsure what he would do or how he would fare if he was not making the navy a career). Mulhall eventually agrees with Buddusky’s plan on the condition that Buddusky stays aware that they are not escorting a person on their way to receiving a full navy retirement or honorable discharge. The aspiring writer/scriptwriter in me also enjoys how the character of Billy Buddusky simultaneously encouraging both Mulhall and Meadows to step out of their comfort zones a little bit in a fun/exciting way. The Last Detail film is credited to be based on a novel bearing the same name by Darryl Ponicsan and the screenplay by Robert Towne.


The Devil Is A Part-Timer: Complete Collection [DVD]
The Devil Is A Part-Timer: Complete Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nao Toyama
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Anime Take on Redemption?, 10 Sept. 2015
The Devil is a Part-Timer Season 1 is a 13 episode anime that my husband introduced me to and is definitely not what it at first appears to be with the title (with obviously favorable results). The dvd centers around the characters of Sadao Mao, Shiro Ashiya, Chiho,and Emilia Justinia who came from the world of Ente Isla and end up in modern day Japan for various reasons. They end up having to help each other as one of the characters works at MgRonalds while dealing with a rival busness across the street (Sentucky Fried chicken). Additionally, the characters of Sadao Mao and Shiro Ashiya improve for the better which confuses Emilia Justinia even more due to one of the reasons that brought her to Japan in the first place. There is obviously more to the series than what I’m writing, yet something compels me to avoid revealing more for those who have yet to see this distinctive anime series.


In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 5 Los Angeles by Tiesto (2006-04-25)
In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 5 Los Angeles by Tiesto (2006-04-25)
Offered by FHL Store
Price: £23.22

5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of Mirthfulness, 10 Sept. 2015
In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 5 Los Angeles by Tiesto is a various artist gathering of 15 songs on each cd. A sample of the songs contained within this captivating collection are Colour My Eyes by Mark Norman presents Celine, Empty Streets by Late Night Alumni. Moonlight Party by Fonzarelli, Your Loving Arms by Karen Overton (Club mix remake of the 1995 version of Your Loving Arms by Billie Ray Martin), People Will Go (Steve Forte Rio Mix) by JES. Overall, In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 5 Los Angeles by Tiesto is a strong music collection for those who are looking for club music evoking a feeling of cheeriness.


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