Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Barnes & Noble Local Author Event this past Saturday, May 21. I was overjoyed and excited to be apart of the Barnes & Noble 2016 Local Author event. It was a day filled with reconnecting with fellow friends & authors, interacting with amazing people and sharing the knowledge of the books I have written. Thank you so much to Barnes & Noble for inviting me to be one of the local authors featured in this years’ WireGrass at the Shops Barnes & Noble Local author event for 2016. I look forward to next year.
All the Best,
Dr. Jenice Armstead
Dr. Jenice Armstead Barnes & Noble Local Author Event 2016 Photo by: Flex Casiano
Dr. Jenice Armstead Barnes and Noble Book Signing 2016 Photo by: Flex Casiano
Happy sixth birthday to my very first published book “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” Six years ago today, I self-published my very first book – cookbook to be exact. Not only was this a huge accomplishment, but it was the edification of my ability to grow myself as a brand and share my ideas with the entire world. Many people don’t know how “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” came about as the concept for my first book. Being that I have sporadically shared the story with people that have asked me about the title and the stories of the recipes – you would learn I did not know how to cook. Which is what made this accomplishment all the more rewarding. For those of you that have not read my first book, “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” it is all about how I self taught myself how to cook. In “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” I wanted to be super transparent. Mission accomplished! “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” was birthed with the idea of sharing amusingly and comical stories about myself, my life and ultimately my family. The feedback over the years from those who have read the”Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” has been enlightening and exciting. Many people have said that they purchased “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” for coffee table conversations, for their significant others, for those who need the basics on how to cook simple and healthy meals and overall for the pure fact that the title made them explode with laughter. Truth be told, the book took me three years to actually write, it was born of sticky notes and recipes gone bad. I want to thank my wonderful supportive wife who ate every meal whether it looked bad, tasted bad or even smelled bad. Through all of it, I realized it was ultimately necessary that I publish not just a cookbook, but a cookbook where I was intrinsically embedded in each individual page. Thank you all for all of your love and support. You are very much appreciated.
Happy sixth birthday to my very first edification of self transparency, “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!”
Lesbians Have to Eat, Too! By: Dr. Jenice Armstead
Dr. Jenice Armstead
Professor & Author
United States Navy Veteran
Location: Barnes and Noble, at Wiregrass the Shoppes
Date: May 21st
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Jenice Armstead will be having a “Book Signing” event at Barnes and Noble for their annual “Local Author Event” on May 21st, from 2pm – 4pm at the Barnes and Noble Wiregrass the Shoppes. The Complete “Pep Talks Book Series” consists of 5 practical books which display a new way of interviewing and obtaining a job in today’s competitive market. The Pep Talks Book Series is all about giving the reader an advantage over their competitors when working toward the goal of gaining more knowledge and understanding in this new job market.
This new job market is all out unconventional ways of obtaining knowledge while gaining employment. The Pep Talks Book Series explains how the new Job market knowledge and understanding how to better improve the chances of being “individually recognized” as a professional are vital.
Mark your calendars for May 21st, from 2pm – 4pm to come out and meet and ask Jenice Armstead your employment questions and get your copy of “Pep Talks” the series.
I would like to personally thank everyone who came to the Barnes and Noble Local Author Event, it was a smash hit and I had a chance to meet and greet with wonderful people. I show cased the completion of my first business series “Pep Talks” all 5 vols. Thank you so much for your love and support.
Proofreading can be dry and mundane, but when you have some simple steps for proofreading it has the tendency to almost be fun. Truth be told, proofreading is not just for writing, it can be used for anything from note taking to daily sticky notes. You don’t know how many things have been taken out of context just because I didn’t take the time to do a quick proofread of a note I left for someone.
The first step toward great proof reading is to use a checklist. A checklist allows for a quick outline of the important things that you want to convey. It is used much like one would use an “outline” to start writing or developing a plan. It seems like over doing it, but believe me a checklist is vital for developing great proofreading skills.
The second step is to fact check, too many times people accidentally plagiarize. This can cause some serious creditably issues. Make sure to check your work and fact check every thing you write.
The third step toward great proofreading is to spell-check. There is no reason not to spell-check in this day of advanced technology; there are dictionaries and thesauruses everywhere. You can easily down load an “app for that” and make sure to use it each time you proofread.
A step that has saved me more than once is the fourth proofreading step, read your writings aloud. Reading aloud is different than reading something to yourself. Often, if you read silently you will miss content, context, tenses or similar words such as their, there, and they’re.
That brings us to the fifth step toward great proofreading, focusing on one line at a time. This one goes along with reading aloud. While reading aloud you can take the time to focus on one line at a time. Invest yourself in each line by developing powerful sentence structure.
Attention to formatting is the sixth proofreading step. Formatting can be difficult, remember to utilize formatting options online for easier understanding of what is best for your writings.
Which brings us to proofreading step seven, which is start all over again and proofread your edits. If you take the time to embrace each and every step, your proofreading skills will improve.
I am so exited to announce my latest book: PEP TALKS Vol 4 – Answering Training Questions! The “Pep Talks” Book Series, are a compilation of advice, insight, examples, sample interview questions and professional advice.
The Pep Talks Book Series clarifies difficult interview questions as the reader focuses on their goals. The Pep Talks Book Series gets the reader moving in the right direction, and saves the reader time and effort, along with helping the reader narrow down what areas are in need of professional enhancement. The Pep Talks Book Series addresses all types of difficult interview questions that may be asked of the reader during an interview or during a conversation being had by an interviewee.
It is important for the reader to understand that an interview can seemly happen at any given time or place, so it is good practice to have some “pre-set” answers to some of these questions to provide a more fluid professional appearance. Nervousness often happens during interviews or with conversations with people whom are unfamiliar.
The Pep Talks Book Series are designed to assist the reader in planning, executing, and managing career goals and potential growth in the field of choice. Each section has interactive “fill in the blank” area for guiding the reader with critical thinking examples to assist with brainstorming and “Confidence Boosting Affirmations” providing the reader with constant motivation for obtaining the “dream career.”
The Pep Talks Book Series can serve the newly looking or the long-term job seeker with methods that will assist with the career search and provide motivation for future endeavors
I know how hard the job market is, and I started this series to give you the “Pep Talk” that you need to keep your focus on your dreams and career goals!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE and SUPPORT! For more information about the Pep Talks book series go to Amazon.com
Wanna hear all about Jenice Armstead’s stories from her childhood of being a military brat? On Oct 4th, Jenice Armstead will be speaking during the Travelogue event. This is a monthly travel storytelling series, with two new speakers sharing two unique places every first friday at downtown Tampa's Cafe Hey. More information can be found at vesselcollective.com
Professional affirmations assist with thinking and being positive in order to motivate and focus your attention on the best ideas for what you chose for your future. Write these affirmations down and read the aloud to boost your confidence. Here are a few affirmations I have used to assist in achieving success in my career and life goals.
I am professionally focused on progress
I am choosing to develop myself in my field
I am professionally admired in my field
I am moving in the direction best for me
I am able to work with anyone
I am skilled and talented in my profession
I am needed for my abilities and skills
I am outstanding in my field of human resources management
The federal government has become a “career-builder” and any federal government job opportunity can be looked at as a “leg up” on the competition. The federal government sector, like many private sector businesses have started utilizing more internship programs as a means of “growing employees” into positions. Simply put, government internships are all paid positions. They may be part-time or full-time positions depending on the program. The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is a program to assist with helping current students gain work experience while still going to school. The benefit to the internship program is the flexible and opportunity to make additional income for the student. The agency keeps track of educational milestones of the employed student and graduation dates. In many cases the STEP Intern will be offered a position based on their time-in-position, generally an entry position with the possibility of growth for the future. Many executives received their “in” by utilizing internship programs such as the STEP program.
Another internship program is the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is a program focused on exposing the student to the career field, which the student is focused. Normally, an entry position this program allows for students to learn from their peers and supervisors in their educational field they are currently studying.
With both programs there are eligibly and qualification requirements for a potential candidate selection. Not all interns are offered a permanent position with the federal government agency, yet these programs are a method for potential permanent federal government employment and getting a “foot in the door.”
Basic STEP/SCEP Eligibly Requirements:
Field of Choice
Copies of Transcripts
Agency Student Contract
Part-Time or Full-Time Academic Program Status
To read more about applying for federal positions check out my book: