Alan Barringer

This week I was able to do my first Interview on television for PMB broadcasting. I was at the tornado relief campaign that was put on by partnering media PMB and WRBL. For this I had to drive the Kissin’ 99.3 van for “van placement”, as well as, recording breaks for Country Legends 95.3 to update everyone on how much money was being made during the campaign. Over $30,000 was raised in one day by the wonderful community members of the Auburn and Opelika area. During this event I was able to learn of the lives that were impacted during the tornado and it not only touched me but everyone around the community. This was one of the more humbling events I was proud to be a part of.

Not only did I have to record breaks for 95.3 on the radio but I also did multiple interviews with Bob Jeswald for WRBL. I was nervous at first, but I learned to be composed to tell a story that can touch the hearts of the watching audience. During each interview I represented PMB broadcasting, specifically Kissin’ 99.3. Also, I was able to do Facebook live to reach PMB’s social media audience. Usually Facebook lives are no longer than 5 minutes and entails pertinent details of what has happened throughout the day at the campaign. This event touched many victims of the tornado and was able to help red cross get the funds necessary to rebuild the communities impacted.

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Alan Barringer

This week I was able to help out the Harris County community by being the EMCEE for their special-needs baseball game. The event was held at Pate Park where over 10 kids with special needs showed up for a great time of fun. This event was something I wanted to do to give back to the community. As my mentor Dave Arwood told me, community involvement and the relationships with people that live around you are crucial in being successful in radio. Also, I love being able to work with kids, so it was definitely something I was grateful to be a part of.

As an EMCEE, it is imperative to make sure to gage your audience and stay entertaining. During this particular event I wanted to make the participating kids feel as if they were real baseball players. I made sure to sound ecstatic when kids came up to bat and when they scored. When you EMCEE, I learned that you are loud and clear for everyone to hear. All in all, this event was wonderful for the special-needs kids and it brought the community closer together.

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Camisha Simmons

This week my main focus was the k-pop show. My cohost and I decided to make an Instagram page for our new show. We are also in the process of making a twitter page as well. Our first episode was supposed to air this Tuesday but since that station was down, we have to wait until next week for it to air. I also finally took the time out to apply or the marketing director position at the station since I am a marketing intern. If I do not get it I will continue to volunteer at the station as much as possible.

We are getting a lot better especially since it use to take us 2 to 3 hours just to record one episode. In that time now we can get 2 or 3 episodes done instead of one. I also designed our logo which I am very proud of. We were able to sit down one day and brainstorm about promo videos and posters that we could post everyday on the Instagram page. I believe we have a good number of promos and teasers to get some people interested.

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Camisha Simmons

Last Friday we finally had our rave. The rave was really fun and it turned out better than I thought it would. I believe our main worry about the rave was that people would not show up. But we were able to get a good amount of people for it being our first event. The event took a lot of planning, hard work, and focus but we managed well in the end.

The week following the rave I mainly focused on the KPOP show. We finally got approval to be able to air this upcoming week. My cohost and I are really getting the hang of being on the mic. I love the freedom the station gives us to grow and to find our radio personality. I am actually considering applying for a job here.

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Camisha Simmons

The more I record new episodes of the KPOP show the more comfortable I am with speaking on the radio. I was really nervous about it at first but now I am more excited than nervous. I am finding my radio personality, something that I did not even know that I had. I was also able to put my video recording skills to use on Tuesday. We went out on the street of downtown Columbus and asked random people questions about raves. It was also a way to promote the rave as well.

I was also able to get a little experience on the board this week. I think the most interesting thing I learned this week was how to edit voice tracks. So now I am able to record and edit the show the way that I want to. I am pretty sure I spent more time this week just recording episodes and it is something really fun to do. Before I knew it, I was in the studio for 8 hours on Wednesday. We started setting up for the rave as week since it is this Friday night. I excited to see how it will turn out.

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Sydney Tenney

This week was pretty busy for me at Dear Stella. Last week Mary Margaret mentioned to me that she needed me to run the store for a few hours by myself until the other girl was able to come into work. I spent the beginning of the week training and learning how to run the computer so I could check people out. Usually, I am only in the store a few hours a day just for a few days, but this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday I worked from 2-6 because we were so busy. I was really nervous about working the store by myself because I literally just learned how to do everything because I’m usually in charge of the website/social media so this was all brand new for me. Wednesday was full of prepping things to go live on the website and product descriptions for the new arrivals. I practiced checking people out with Mary Margaret beside me in case I needed any help. Thursday was the big day, the day that I was supposed to be at the store by myself with no one to help me in case I need them. To say that I was nervous was an understatement, but hey I survived and everything actually went really well! Here is me behind the register ringing up a pair of our earrings.

Since Mary Margaret wasn’t going to be at the store this weekend, I was in charge of getting online web orders together, posting our new arrivals on the website, and promoting the new arrivals on social media. I am also still working on my Pinterest project she gave me to work on. I am constantly adding our new arrivals on our Pinterest page and trying to promote our store through that social networking site along with Instagram but I’m mainly in charge of the Pinterest site. I do pretty much anything she tells me to or anything she needs help with, so every day at the store I am usually doing something different which is exciting because I never get bored! Here is a picture of me tagging the swimsuits to restock the swim wall with.

My time at Dear Stella is getting close to an end with only a few weeks left. I have really enjoyed my time here and have learned a lot about retail as well as the communication and social media side of running a boutique. It’s something that has definitely become more intriguing to me since I started my internship here. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of my internship these last few weeks!

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This week was a good week. I finally got back into my routine/ schedule coming back from Spring Break, and was actually able to function again. Monday we released our third collection, the Easter/ Spring collection. The collection is full of dresses and new arrivals that are perfect for those that are looking for something to wear to church on Easter or those that are just looking for the perfect springtime dress. I spent most of Monday morning getting everything together and ready for the release and helped pick up things around the store. I helped change the mannequins into our new dress arrivals and began posting our newest collection on our Pinterest page and pinning it to our new board for the Easter Collection. We’re also trying to promote and sell more of our jewelry that we have at the store, so I helped set up the photo shoot/ flat lays for the jewelry so it can be uploaded and sold on the website rather than just having them in store. I don’t really know how to use the fancy camera yet to do these types of shoots, so I just watched, but Mary Margaret said she’ll teach me so I can do them by myself at some point! The pictures below are her taking pictures of one of the handbags and a set of earrings that’ll be on the website soon.

Although I haven’t done much behind the camera doing photoshoots, I have actually gotten in front of the camera a time or two. I wouldn’t consider it modeling because I am definitely not a model, but I was able to participate in some photoshoots modeling Dear Stella’s clothes. The pictures are featured on the website, but here are a few from a recent photoshoot that I did with some of my friends. Whenever Mary Margaret brought it up to me, I was not for it. I am probably one of the most awkward people I know, especially when it comes to getting in front of the camera. Surprisingly, it was actually pretty fun and although I was still as awkward as ever, we were able to get a few good shots from the photo shoot. I was excited to see how they turned out because I was sure they all looked terrible, but here are two that ended up turning out decent. One thing that I learned from this experience is that modeling is definitely not my calling, but it was a new experience and I’m all for trying new things! This internship has been full of surprises. Every day has been filled with something new and I can’t wait to see what more is in store for the remainder of the semester! Here a few shots of my friends and I from the photoshoot.