Evangelism: Social Media Connects the Dots

Tosin AlabiPhoto Credit: Tosin Alabi, africanismcosmopolitan.com

These days, I find myself gradually distancing myself from social media. However, I cherish every moment that I spend on SNS and the many learning experiences that result from the relationships I’ve grown over the past few months.

Tosin is a lady/side hustler/entrepreneur I admire and constantly keep on my “To watch” list, and below is an excerpt of the conversation we had last weekend. It did wonders for my faith, and I can’t wait to hear your stories as well.

To read the full story/tweets, click on the link to go to her blog. Please read and share with your friends when you’re done!

Hello!

I joined twitter about 2years ago, but only started taking it seriously late last year. So far, I love it!  twitter is very interactive and responsive. I have a couple of followers and some fellow bloggers I often interact with, e.g @cassie_daves @worshipandswag, @chinomnsop @sisi_yemmie to name a few. I’m quite active and I discuss everything! so kindly follow me ^.^ .

Last night was very lovely and value adding. Maggie of @worshipandswag blog tweeted this scripture:

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth…” 1 Corinthians 2:6-7

 

P.S. Until Worship and Swag’s re-branding is done (2-3 weeks), I will greet you with weekly soul-lifting and relevant, socially conscious articles that I find interesting. Thank you for bearing with me.

Maggielola

Coffee Date: Moving Houses + Big Surprise

I dislike moving. Cleaning rooms, washing bathroom and kitchen sinks, sweeping floors…are just some of the typical things you check off your to-do list when moving. In the past, I avoided this chore like a plague. I dragged my boxes through dusty halls with a scowl and left traces of my presence like clues to a murder.

But this time it’s different. I’m moving because I want to have a place to call my own. I’m talking about separating Maggielola from Worship and Swag.

Moving housesVery deep quote! (more…)

Your Ultimate Back-to-School Guide

Back to school guide

I watch students go to bed late and wake up early with fascination and relief for two reasons. One, I have lived that life. Two, I am nocturnal and would do anything to avoid waking up at 5am. However, my story is about to change as I am  going back to school for my graduate degree. To help others, who like me have no idea where to start from, I have compiled this ultimate back to school guide to help you out.

Many thanks to the ladies from Her Campus Blogger Network who have generously provided links on their best topics from college life to dorm room DIYs. By the time you’re done reading this comprehensive back-to-school guide, your shopping list should be filled with the lots of essentials you need. (more…)

Get Featured in My New Style Spotlight Column!

Style Spotlight

One of my biggest dreams as a kid was to own a magazine or be a correspondent/host for a TV station/show. As a result, I had a sweet but short-lived encounter with Mass Communications and Journalism during my early collegiate years.

You see, I have a dream. A ridiculously big dream. A dream that involves monetizing my talents and speaking before thousands. The overall vision of Worship and Swag is still the same: to inspire thousands of young men and women with stories of grace and salvation…sprinkled with lifestyle swag of course. But growth came knocking and I had to make a choice to write for YOU with YOU in mind.

I would be doing my college students a disservice if I choose to ignore the readership I’ve gained as a result of my series on How to Find and Project Professional Swag with Confidence. So I listened to your recommendations and Style Spotlight was born.

So what is this “Style Spotlight” column all about?

You are confident. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. And you want the whole world to know about it.

Style Spotlight was created for you as a means to inspire thousands of readers with your uniqueness and tell your fashion-meets-faith story.

To get featured, send a maximum of three photographs to maggielola[at]worshipandswag.com with answers to the following:

1) Name
2) City/State, Country
3) Age (optional)
4) Occupation
5) Favorite bible verse(s) AND how it has helped you
6) What does SWAG means to you?

Your entry will go live on Sundays and you will receive a confirmation email from me. This is a very good opportunity to get free exposure for your blog if you have one!

My days are about to get shorter and my nights longer. But the excitement of this column keeps me going.

Let’s get this started, y’all!

With love,
Maggielola

5 things that will jeopardize your influence during meetings

Things that will jeopardize your influence during meetingsPart 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

I was a worry wart during my undergraduate school days. No, I wasn’t thinking about how to save the world—I do that outside the classroom walls. I had other fears; fears that I would not become the influencer I’d hoped to become, a champion for change in my generation. While there are some external factors that lend a hand to how one is perceived, my biggest road blocks were my inner voices—the internal conversations I had with myself, and how it affected my relationships with others. But for this post, I will present 5 things that will jeopardize your influence during meetings.

Confirmation bias.

Eliminate confirmation bias. Stop looking for information to reinforce what you already believe. We are all biased but successful leaders are aware of their biases AND check them at the door before going into meetings. One of the biggest obstacles to your leadership is having preconceived notions about your co-workers and purposefully baiting them with your behavior so you can confirm that they are who you think they are.

That is simply not fair. Take off those tinted shades if you’re going to influence and make a change in your organization.

A passive-aggressive personality.

You’re hot then you’re cold. You’re angry but you don’t say it. So you drive others crazy because they keep trying to figure out what went wrong while walking on egg shells around you. This is not only unassertive; it lacks results. (more…)

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