PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING RECEIVES 2019 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARD

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING RECEIVES 2019 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARD

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A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy Receives 2019 Best of Atlanta Award

Atlanta Award Program Honors the Achievement

ATLANTA December 6, 2019 — A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy has been selected for the 2019 Best of Atlanta Award in the Modeling School category by the Atlanta Award Program.

Each year, the Atlanta Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Atlanta Award Program

The Atlanta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Atlanta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Atlanta Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Atlanta Award Program

CONTACT:
Atlanta Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@2019organization-awardsadvisory.com
URL: http://www.2019organization-awardsadvisory.com

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Pearl School of Modeling – Elevator Pitch Challenge

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING
WEEK 9 of 12

Today our #RisingPearls delivered their elevator pitches. As a former university professor, I challenge our students with a curriculum similar to a university leadership program. Did you know how to deliver an elevator pitch when you were 10? 13? or 17?

Congrats to our students selected as the top winners of our Elevator Pitch Challenge: Yomari Jackson and Jasymn Allen.

Honorable Mention: Tisa Nuwagaba, Alaina Crisostomo, Kelsey Johnson, Mara Solis


Thank you to judges Attorney Roodgine Bray of the David Bozeman Law Firm and Real Estate Broker Charles Lawrence of Charles Lawrence Realty for providing their knowledge and wisdom to our students!

Here are some tips on composing an elevator pitch!!

Components of an Elevator Speech

  • I am (personal introduction)
  • My interests are (relevant to listener’s needs)
  • I know about your organization (I have done my research)
  • My skills/accomplishments are (I can do what needs to be done)
  • I would like an interview/meeting/ eferral (I am confident you will benefit from the meeting)

I am …..

  • Name ___________________________________
  • Graduating with a ______________________ degree in May from __________________________
  • Looking for a position as a  ___________________________________

My interests are

Examples:

  • developing marketing plans
  • in the field of __________________________
  • providing _____________________ service

I know you

Examples:

  • I’ve researched your company and learned ________________________
  • You produce _________________________
  • You are a leader in _________________________
  • You need _____________________ in your company

My skills/accomplishments are

Examples:

  • I excel at ___________________________
  • I can bring __________________________
  • My previous supervisors have said I ________________________
  • I produced ______________________________
  • I can deliver _____________________________
  • In my last position I accomplished ____________________________

I would like an interview/meeting/referral

  • You must make a request at the end of your speech
  • Don’t ask for a position or about benefits
  • You want to discuss further:
  • Your skills
  • The company
  • A project
  • Obtain career advice
  • A referral

Sample elevator speech, separated into components

(I am) “Hi, I’m/this is Mary Smith. I’ll be graduating from USF in May with a bachelors degree in marketing and I have a real passion for the environment.

(Interests) I love creating outside‐the‐box marketing strategies for new products, especially environmentally‐sensitive ones.

(I know you) I understand that your company has produced some new products that aren’t on the market yet.

(My skills / accomplishments) Last semester, while interning for a local firm I created an aggressive marketing campaign for a new product, which improved their sales.

(I’d like to meet) I’d love to talk to you about how I might be able to use the skills I’ve learned to help your company. Are you available for a brief meeting on Monday or Tuesday?”

Putting it all together

“Hi, I’m/this is Mary Smith. I’ll be graduating from USF in May with a bachelors degree in marketing and I have a real passion for the environment. I love creating outside‐the‐box marketing strategies for new products, especially environmentally‐sensitive ones.

I understand that your company has produced some new green products that aren’t on the market yet. Last semester, while interning for a local firm I created an aggressive marketing campaign for a new product, which improved their sales.

I’d love to talk to you about how I might be able to use the skills I’ve learned to help your company. Are you available for a brief meeting on Monday or Tuesday?”

Some Do’s and Don’ts

Do:

  • Rewrite your speech in order to sharpen its focus.
  • Make it sincere and provide a glimpse into your personality.
  • Speak confidently and enthusiastically.
  • Practice your speech until you’re comfortable with it from beginning to end.
  • Maintain eye contact with your listener.
  • Prepare different versions for different situations.

Don’t:

  • Use more words than necessary.
  • Include industry jargon or acronyms.  
  • Rush breathlessly through it.
  • Make a “canned” presentation.

Pearl School of Modeling – Career Day at Chapel Hill Middle

Ms. Pearl, the founder of Pearl School of Modeling visits Chapel Hill Middle for Career Day. She discusses the importance of walking with confidence and how she founded her 501c3 organization.

Pearl School of Modeling at Decatur Boxing Club

Pearl School of Modeling teaches its students how to make fitness a lifestyle. Special thanks to legendary trainer Xavier Biggs for sharing his teachings with our students.

The Pearls #GiveBack to the Teens of YMCA New York

During New York Fashion Week, the Pearls of Pearl School of Modeling worked with the teens of YMCA.
The Pearls taught the teens the runway, and discussed the importance of confidence.
“I loved working with the young ladies. They picked up the techniques very quickly. There was something very special in the air,” says Ms. Pearl, the founder of Pearl School of Modeling.

Ms. Pearl plans to come back to the YMCA to work with the young ladies again, and perhaps produce a fashion show.

Harlem Dream Center – Pearls Give Back during NYFW

Pearl School of Modeling #givesback to the community of New York during New York Fashion Week.

Pearl School of Modeling visited The Dream Center Harlem, and taught the community of girls how to walk the runway and exude confidence. “Life is your runway” says, Ms. Pearl, the founder of Pearl School of Modeling. “After you leave here, carry the same confidence you exude on the runway, everywhere you go.” Students Aniah Lake, TK Hill, and Khella Lazarre served as assistant instructors to founder Ms. Pearl Fils-Aime.

Photos by Ayanna Njeri Adams #pearlnyfw

MODEL TALK TUESDAYS

MODEL TALK TUESDAYS
Join us for Model Talk Tuesdays launching on March 19th on instagram live http://instagram.com/aladynamedpearl with Linda “Pearl” Fils-Aime, former Ebony Fashion Fair model, beauty queen, and founder of Pearl School of Modeling.
https://youtu.be/ew1Lh-eOQAs

Pearl Modeling for Zuvaa

Pearl models for Zuvaa. For more on great fashions visit zuvaa.com

Santa Baby

Listen to Santa Baby sung by A Lady Named Pearl.

A Lady Named Pearl performs Santa Baby, arranged by Art Beam and Ken Gregory. Recorded at 800 East Studios in Atlanta, GA.


WEEK 3 – MOCK COMP CARDS

Week 3 – The #RisingPearls of Pearl School of Modeling practiced on poses to build mock compcards.