Friday, March 20

5 Communication Tips for the Busy Woman by Tanya Barnett

5 Communication Tips for the Busy Woman by Tanya Barnett

* Attitude is Everything
* Stick to the Facts
* Offer a Solution
* Ask if They Understand
* Reassure Them You Love Them

Note from Ella
The devil is a lie! I just interviewed this truly spirit filled woman with a story that will shake you to your core. Why did I mispronounce her name at least 3 times? Lord have mercy! I apologized to her but you know what, I'm not going to shelve this interview! 

This message needs to be heard by the world and I'm not going to let my ego get the best of me and hide it. This is a movement to better the lives of so many women and we are going to keep right on matter what!

Being A Wife Just Got Real: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Said "I Do"  by Tanya Barnett order from Amazon:

About the Author
Tanya Barnett is a disabled Air Force veteran, a women veterans advocate, a Maryland Veterans Affairs Commissioner and an adjunct professor at Prince George’s Community College. She has given a TEDx Talk and is a lifestyle empowerment speaker. She is dedicated to the health, wellness, and healing of our nation’s women veterans. 

She's been featured in ESSENCE Magazine, on OPRAH Winfrey Network,  the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The TODAY Show, Johns Hopkins University, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Huffington Post, FBI, EPA, etc.

Tanya is a 2018 N.A.A.C.P. Hall of Famer and the 2016 Charles County Citizen of the Year for the work of Forever Free Books, the nonprofit she and her husband founded in 2014. 

They deliver free books and conduct story time to low-income children in their communities. To reduce the literacy gap between wealthy children and low income children, they intentionally bring African American men into under-served communities to expose them to college educated men who read to them.

“Tanya is a powerful, authentic speaker who knows how to engage and connect with her audiences. Her ability to be candid about her own life challenges and personal obstacles are what allows her to build rapport easily and let others know that they are not alone. Besides giving her audience a look inside her own life, she also gives them hope and practical steps in transforming their own lives and relationships. Tanya is an incredible asset to any event that needs a credible, passionate, and authentic voice to inspire and motivate.”
—Julian B. Kiganda, JBK Brand Design LLC

In 2018, Tanya and her husband, Don were featured in sharing tips on how to have a healthy relationship. They also appeared on season #2 of the Oprah Winfrey Network's new, hit show, BLACK LOVE DOC.

In 2017, Tanya won the Indie Author Legacy Award for Relationships for her debut book: Being a Wife Just Got Real: Things I Wish I Knew, Before I Said, “I Do”. 

In 2016, she received the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Gamma Chapter: “Power of She Community Servant Award”.  

In 2015, she received the Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Community Servant and (two) citations from Maryland State Delegates for Outstanding Community Service from the work of her nonprofit. 

In 2015, she also received the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter, “Charles County Citizen of the Year Award” as well as nominations for the 2015 Southern Maryland Women’s League “Community Contributor Award” and for the 2015 Black Celebrity Giving “Rising Star Nonprofit Award”.

Tanya is a member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), Greater Washington Urban League, Maryland Nonprofits, and People For Change Coalition (PFCC). 

Tanya loves to read historical fiction and is a serious jazz lover. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Science from UMUC. She and her husband, Don have been married for 20 years, have 3 awesome kids and an amazing grandson.

Tanya is a community and public servant who wants to see everyone succeed in life and to live their best life.
She's a 2x marathoner/2x triathlete and a African American historical fiction lover. She's a wife, mom and GLAM-ma.  Website:

#WomenHistoryMonth, #BlackPearlsMagazine, #CrownHoldersLead, #WomenOfANewDay, #HerStoryHerVoice, #HerLifeHerTerms, #TheCHSisterhood, #StorytellersBookTour, #TheLitTakeOver, #TheMorningTea, #BetterElla, #GetLitWithElla, #UnWrappedLit, #SeducingThePen

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