Yearly Archives: 2015

Top 2015 #Empoweristas Break Barriers

Top10Viola From our 1st African-American female Sportsperson of the Year to the Hollywood gender gap becoming a mainstream issue, 2015 was a big year for women! In my latest #empowerista video segment for HerDaily, we celebrate the top 10 Empoweristas of the year breaking norms, records and barriers:

Celeb ‘Body Positivity’ Is Taking Over!

AmySchumer--Blog I adored all the body positivity circulating my social media feeds over the past couple weeks. It started with Amy Schumer’s HBO Comedy Special. I’m not sure if I love the new queen of comedy more for the laughs or for our shared obsession with food....

Confidence On-Camera: Practice, Practice, Practice!

confidence on camera 2 Do you want to promote your business, talent or opinions via video but have fear holding you back? If so, this post is for you! Let's get started. The #1 way to feel confident on-camera is through practice, practice, practice! Because first of all,...

VIDEO: How to Calm Your Nerves In Front of a Crowd

freshstart I've been TV hosting for 5 years now, and I still get the jitters during my preparations, but I can't remember the last time I was debilitatingly nervous. That is, until two weeks ago, when I was preparing to co-host Miss USA. This high profile show had a...

It’s Our Stories, NOT Our Ideas, That Make Us Original

Copy of freshstart(1) As a TV Host, I’m usually telling other people’s stories--how they reached success, what inspired them, obstacles in their way, etc. It’s fun and inspiring. But, I’ve always felt I’ve had my own stories to tell too. Stories about overcoming self-doubt, taking risks, and...

VIDEO: How to Confidently Network Face-to-Face

Alex Wehrley - blog - 2 Hey guys! So I go to networking events and meetings all the time--it's part of being in the entertainment business. When it comes to building new contacts, I've flopped at times and flourished at others. Today I felt inspired to share...

Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shaming: 4 Reasons This Is Not Okay

1 Kelly Clarkson is the latest victim of fat-shaming. Many people have scrutinized her post-baby bod, the most recent being Fox anchor Chris Wallace while on The Mike Gallagher Show on Friday. Wallace said she "could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while." He...

How an Attitude Adjustment Helped Me Book a National Commercial

blog5 Yesterday I filmed a national commercial that I was this close to not booking, simply because I almost didn’t attend the audition. I was frustrated with “cattle call” auditions and let my negative self-talk get the best of me, focusing on how the odds were against...

Your Uniqueness Is Your Most Competitive Edge

blog6 We all have our own God-given talents to express, and those will always be our most competitive edge in work, life & love. I learned this lesson the hard way when I competed at Miss USA. I changed my hair, makeup, wardrobe, etc. to what I...