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“Why Not In The Private-Space?”

From marches to protests, revolutions to movements, from voting rights to equal rights from the boardroom to the pulpit with equal pay requested in every sector in-between, from improved health care demands including early detection and better screening to reproductive and sexual expression…WOMEN, galvanize, conceive, congregate, come together, cry, demand, plan and pray, for ‘answers’, rights, logic and acceptance and are largely responsible or ‘blamed’, for causing, creating or undergirding every movement that has occurred since the beginning of creation. WOMEN are powerful and potent.

The Holy Bible (of which I believe as my ‘manual for living’ and inspiration), {beginning in Genesis where the ‘infamous’ 1st woman ‘Eve’ first makes her grand debut and controversial grand stand}, commands a Woman, to ‘submit to her own husband, as unto the Lord’, and to display varying levels of modesty, respect and consideration, but Why?;  however, remains the immediate question always proceeding this debate and discussion that almost always leave a woman, puzzled, uncertain, insecure and bewildered and often has a Man trying to ‘maintain the reins’ of order, civility and a sense of strong leadership. Women, are by nature strong and often (as ordained to be), the most beautiful and spectacular of the creations. Women conceive human life within their very bodies/wombs and give birth to these babies through arduous, often difficult and often near death experiences. Losing blood, vital nutrients internally to sometimes hair, teeth and having their bodies externally shift in such a drastic way through weight gain and edema. Women’s internal organs must be opened largely enough during the birthing process, in order to push on average up to a 10 lb. (in dramatic cases up to 14 lbs.) human life/baby with even multiple births within moments of one another, thereafter having their ‘internal organs’ changed forever, to surviving this miraculous life-giving labor process that can sometimes go up to 2 full days!

This mind-blowing and miraculous process of birth, occurs every second somewhere throughout the world! Moments post this event, these Women, who have now ‘increased their status and title’ to ‘mother‘, have the ability to physically feed (with this same body) and later raise these children, provide discipline, education, values, mores or codes of ethics to adhere to. Sometimes the rearing and raising of  this ‘new child’/ these new children, occurs with the Man that provided the sperm seed who may or may not be her husband, yet in much of this modern world from the United States to indigenous and indigent cultures and populations throughout the world, there are nearly 70% of some female segment populations, raising their children on their own. Factors such as race and cultural challenges, poverty, a lack of education, domestic violence to homicidal violence and senseless world-wars and factions, even further, unfortunately, choices of divorce, never marrying, or even in some extreme modern cases (willful surrogate’s), often ‘steals’ these husbands, men, partners and seeds, leaving many Women alone to raise these children that required two parts for fertilization and conception. Other Women, who have not given birth to a baby, assist many women in raising theirs through adoptions and supportive actions, other women give birth to their visions and dreams, and often need much assistance as this too requires a ‘lengthy and challenging’ delivery process as well!

With all of our ‘freedoms’ fought for, acquired and achieved, and Women being educated at higher levels than ever before– assuming positions in higher levels from the government to the boardroom, starting 1 out of every 5 new businesses in the world, but yet having so much further to go, as equal pay for equal work has not yet been fully realized, as well as the continual debates and fights by men (who cannot have a child naturally), over the reproductive rights, access to certain health care procedures and cures, to understanding the ‘role’ of a woman in the home when a Man remains present, there are many things that remain that need to be ‘worked out’. Nevertheless, Women have the ability to relate to and understand another Woman, in a way that a Man could never do. We love our Men: Fathers, Brothers,Uncles,Husbands and Supportive Men Friends, as they give us greater confidence as Women and remind of our beauty, ability to love, and gives Us someone to  share, give to and exchange our uniqueness with in our relationships with them. All the more, Women need to be reinforced often that the experiences that they have, i.e.,  from ‘monthly physical irritations every 28 days or so’, that sometimes alters their emotional dispositions to at later dates in women’s lives of menopause and physical changes in their bodies, to trying to always ‘act perfect(ly)’, when it comes to raising children, maintaining all plates of home, family, work and/or business and spiritual commitments, there is a need to know that ‘you are not alone’ in these necessary life balancing attempts.

That’s why friendships, partnerships, support efforts and coalitions amongst women remain necessary, but all the more reason that the seemingly ‘ever rearing’ ugliness of jealousies, competitions, in-fighting, sometimes malicious and vicious ‘mean girl’ syndromes and ‘cliques’ from television typecast, embarrassing ‘reality  shows’, to school-girl rivals and classism, the way that women continue to treat or better stated ‘mistreat’ one another continuously, must be challenged, resisted and overcome at all costs, because Women often suffer the most and therefore need one another the most, to continue to pray, protest, galvanize and grow together. THESE rampant, aforementioned occurences, are just some of the reason(s) I was overwhelmingly impacted, to create and host on Friday Night, October 12th, 2012 from 9PM-2AM, the upcoming, life-shifting event: Ladies Night IN Empowerment Party 2012!” whose  2012 Theme:“LADIES Laugh, Love, Hurt, Heal, Pray & Connect (TM)!!!”

This event will take place in center city Philadelphia, at the Center For Architecture, and include some amazing events from a Fashion Show to Food, from Make-up Artists to Authors, from Line-Dancing to Belly Dancing, from Confessions to Promises, with Empowerment from powerhouses like Terrie M. Williams, legendary PR Agent to “Hollywood A-Lister’s such as Eddie Murphy, Russell Simmons to Will Smith and Puff-Daddy”, turned Mental Health Advocate and NY Times critically acclaimed” author of  books such as Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting!”, to founder, author and empowerer, Abigail Moats, The Communication Expert, sharing, imparting and empowering with a powerful panel discussion of Women, who are top-professionals to political and civic leaders to successful entrepreneurs, mothers and wives, that will tell ‘how they make it’, thrive and survive despite the inevitable challenges of life, womanhood and in some instances motherhood and wifedom. Women are going to congregate and converge at this: “Ladies Night IN Empowerment Party 2012!” in Philadelphia, PA and will leave empowered, inspired, refreshed and re-fueled, reminded and focused, on why and how, they must continue to ‘Live Their Greatest Lives!” and gain support, new-friendships, partnerships, venture partners, and  wonderful connections that may turn into life-remaining confidantes, to make all of this ‘great-living’ a reality!

YOU,as a deserving Woman, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Co-worker and Excellent SisterFriend should REGISTER Today at: www.LadiesNightEmpowementPartyAce.eventbrite.com . Vending Spaces yet remain (although limited) for creative wares, artists, authors and business offerings, and Early Registration goes through September 15th for both and we want YOU to Register Today to guarantee your place in the amazing space!

“Spectacular!”, “Awesome!”, “Beautiful and Life-Shifting!”;  will be ony a few of the words and sentiment that will describe the visual and experience, as Women in Cocktail Dresses and After 5 Gowns arrive and appear within the fabulous venue space, ready to receive, share and connect, on Friday Night, October 12th, 2012 from 9PM-2AM’s : www.LadiesNightEmpowementPartyAce.eventbrite.com ! Register Today!

We look forward to ‘Connecting’ and ‘Creating’ with YOU Women, who are Ladies who deserve The Best because we give so much to the world everyday!

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“What Will It Take?”

June 2012

 CONFESSION: “I, Abigail Moats, The Communication Expert, do not like updating blogs, newsletters, etc. frequently”….

There, I’ve said it.

I have always been of the ‘oratory’ communicative sort, as my Mother states that I began ‘articulating’ by 2 years of age, was successfully named ‘Gabby Abby’ (it does not hurt as much now to admit) by my 2nd grade teacher, leading a ‘group of peers and older’ by the age of 9 and professionally speaking by 14. I’ve always enjoyed the liberty of verbal flow and verbosity.

Sure, I believe that I am an impressive writer, having conceived and written wonderful poems and passages in my journals since the age of 7, having contributed to articles and books of colleagues, even having written a ‘paperback book’ of my own {that  continues to receive much regard and usage by many psychologists, educators and leaders who teach and train others}; further, currently working on my 2nd amazing paperback, which by the way is taking me way too long….. but it’s in motion nonetheless. I’ve also authored Audio products, hosted my own Radio program (will do again soon) and have co-hosted and appeared on numerous others’ radio and television programs. I have spoken and performed hundreds of speeches for various audiences from corporate to educational, spiritual, women’s and men’s groups, in prisons to civic and social organizations in my life and career to this point. Been a #1 Sales professional throughout my career in industries from Pharmaceutical and Health Care to Consumer Products and Marketing and developed and trained many sales teams and persons to accomplish and reach their professional goals. I thoroughly enjoy and prefer immensely the ‘immediacy’ and energy of an interesting, dialectal conversation, via face to face or phone, despite our ‘technological social media advances’. Why?, you may ask–well, in my humble, expert opinion, I believe a face-to-face interaction and even phone conversation requires ‘more immediate brilliance’ .

Verbal communication’ is often ‘unscripted’ and unedited and is mostly ‘untraceable’ (unless recorded physically) expect in the heart and mind of the hearer. When a great conversation is experienced, it’s most captivating highlights are usually repeated orally and even mimicked, over and over again, giving it a longer life than the moment that has passed. Sure, I understand that the ‘written word’ has a longer shelf life and can be experienced by more persons in more places, but the intimacy of a conversation, the voice,the diction, the intonations, inflections, pauses, humor, laughter or even abrasion, sends strong energy to the human psyche, and prompts an instantaneous response!… Hmmmmmmmmm, delicious. I love a great conversation, like one desires a delicious meal, savoring every morsel, holding it in their mouths to detect the spices, texture and juices available and present in every bite; taking pause to comprehend what was just experienced on their palate, wanting to ‘go back in’, with precision and consciousness, knowing that this meal will come to an end with the last bite consumed…therefore slowing it down just a bit, although excited about the next possibility with the next bite, but not wanting to devour the remainder of the meal, without high regard and honor. Wow, a delicious conversation.

Conscious engagement takes energy , creativity and heart, this is what occurs in a conversation.

While amazingly Spring 2012 has already ‘sprung’ and Summer (Happy Summer!)2012 has opened its gates and  is upon us,  it’s yet a bit hard to believe that the year of 2012 is whizzing by without pause. There have already been so many events that have occurred and impacted our global, national and local landscapes, from countless life transitions(passing) of global icons from Don Cornelius to Whitney Houston, Etta James and Dick Clark to countless other unknowns, but yet no less valuable. Civil injustices from the senseless shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unharmed teen in Sanford, Florida by a vigilante unlisted ‘neighborhood watch’ person; to the senseless violence and murders in Chicago whose rate of violence has jumped an incredulous 60% since the start of 2012 compared to last year, by young adults who don’t value their own life, thereafter don’t see the value in preserving and maintaining another’s life! And more personally, just a few days prior to the completion of this blog, a childhood friend, whom I grew up in church with from infancy to early adulthood, who was just months older than I, losing her fight with Breast ‘C-Word’ and she was only in her 30’s !!  Death doesn’t have ‘age discrimination.  She lost her Mother to something of the same about 20 years ago while we were growing up, strangely enough, her Mother was perhaps only a few years older herself and left 6 children behind to discover living on their own, (as ‘Sug’ leaves behind a few children of her own-Too sad), yet, with the grace and assistance of God always. Although I haven’t even  physically seen ‘Sug’ in about 15 years, the proximity of the loss is no less shocking for me and forces me and all of our ‘childhood sisterhood’, to be conscious of our own nearing mortality. R.I.P. Yolanda (a.k.a. “Sug”) Wilson, I will always remember your internal ‘toughness’.

Thanks to “Sug’s” and all of the aforementioned amazing icon’s recent transitions, I commit to live every day forward, with greater intensity, to accept the ‘fullness’ of my calling and gifting as: A Change Agent, An Empowerer, A Spiritual Healer, A Transformational Servant Leader and Friend, ready to serve in the capacity God commands me to at any moment for the present need. A vessel, willing, ready and able to be utilized to serve the ‘highest and greatest good’!

This is ‘Who I Am’ and ‘Whom I Am Called To BE(come) even greater within this mantle.

What will it take for YOU my friend, to recognize and live your life more authentically, fully in your purpose?

*I know that my January Blog (last ‘formal blog’-Confession accepted) was extremely optimistic as are most New Year Blog’s, and perhaps you began this year with greater hopes and expectations of things being ‘immediately fulfilled’ in your life. Nevertheless, I want you to know that ‘it’s still in motion’, the best for you is coming and is in progress…however, what is required is the courage and faith, daily, to remain ‘present’ for it. There yet remains a need to live on and see what the next phase of this year and quarter, holds for your life.

Professionally we’ve been Empowering and ministering to some wonderful people and organizations this year. From corporations and educational institutions, to non-profits, women’s and special needs groups. In each event, I realize how uniquely talented, tailored-made and specifically created we each are for a purpose ‘greater than ourselves’ on this Earth, and further, how inter-connected we are and how much we need one another. One of the recent presentations I completed was for a ‘Special Needs’ group of ‘community leaders’, through a top Philadelphia based university. It was there that I realized how despite the ‘labels’ people and society place on others such as ‘intellectually challenged’ (it’s antiquated labeling that’s no longer politically correct is ‘mentally retarded’), uneducable, physically or behavioural challenged, have to be totally ‘blown out of the window’, because everyone has a learning capacity, it’s more about the extent of what I term one’s comprehension capacity!

These young adults were phenomenally engaged, challenging, witty, charming, conscious and extremely astute, not only comprehending everything that I was presenting and communicating on the topic of: “Empowerment through Community Service!”, but providing additional insights to myself and their colleagues, and never provoked me to ‘dumb down’ the conversation, but were in-step and aligned in every way. We completed Vision Boards that revealed the depth of their interest and in some instances many of their life experiences, that further amazed me. The most heartwarming responses, hugs and expressions were received and felt by them. I received a number of amazing evaluations, but over and over was repeated to me from the vast majority: “Ms. Moats, You Are The Best Speaker We EVER Had Come to Our Program! Thank YOU for Coming!!!”

Now you can imagine why my heart and emotions are yet so full and why I will never forget that special university group, they made me remember “My Why!” in my purpose.

I’m ecstatic about what’s ahead for the remainder of the year, both personally and professionally!

UPCOMING CONNECTIONS And EVENTS:

*YOU are the 1st to know, beginning every morning, Monday-Friday, 6:30AM EST, beginning July 16th 2012, there will be ‘daily empowerment’ with Abigail, The Communication Expert (Myself:}) with occasional visits from fellow friends and colleagues who inspire and empower others as well. Daily, Monday-Friday 6:30AM EST, you’ll be able to ‘dial in’ and receive morning words of inspiration and empowerment to strengthen and encourage YOU to face your day with courage and strength, by fortifying your mind.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:

Additionally, please ‘Save The Date’ of Saturday, September 29th, 2012 …it’s going to be powerful and spectacular, you’re not going to want to miss it!!! More details to follow soon, please connect with us here for via Social Media to keep up with me more frequently as I confessed ‘formal blogging’ like this is a challenge for Me, lol!

I love Twitter,140 words creates discipline for a ‘verbose’ person like myself, please click link to join me:

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*Thanks so much for remaining ‘connected’ with me!

We are available for bookings at: www.CommunicateToGreatness.com for your Church for Ministry Sermons and Leadership Training, Keynotes and Mistress of Ceremonies for Women’s Groups, Civic Organizations, Corporations or Individual Consulting to Empower YOU to articulate and communicate effectively your message with power and confidence to your target audience(s), achieving your vision everytime!

Simply go to the ‘Contact‘ Tab, fill out the ‘Booking Form’ and someone from our team will contact your organization within 48 business hours. We look forward to Empowering You and Your group soon!!

Meanwhile, please see a recent commencement speech of mine in entirety entitled: “Grappling For Significance!” here:

http://youtu.be/zujcpY3dlZg

*We have many online and site updates coming soon, but please note currently that I have resources available for You that you can have mailed to you receive anywhere in the world by going to www.CommunicateToGreatness.com to our ‘Online Store’. A ‘must purchase and listen to’, is our latest project, an Audio CD entitled: 8 Keys Of Communication Wisdom To Win In Every Life Situation! For Leaders and Learners(TM)” is 75 minutes of phenomenal keys of wisdom and insight to tackle everyday life occurrences to business, professional and love advice that is being ‘raved’ about by all who have heard it now since its release! Here’s a quote from one of our latest supporters:

“Abigail, your Audio CD is so powerful, I’ve listened to it over and over again many times (at least 8) in my vehicle and my home. It has helped me so much in my professional communication with others, as well as my ministering. I highly recommend your CD and look forward to working with you in the near future for consulting and hearing and supporting your next project! Bless you. Sincerely, D. Derilus” New Jersey 

*Please let us know ‘your thoughts’ on all we’ve shared here by commenting ‘on this page’!

Until the ‘next blog’, live in and on purpose, being aware and accepting of ‘What It Takes’ for YOU to live your greatest life!

Peace and Love,

Abigail Moats, The Communication Expert:

 “Change Agent, Empowerer, Spiritual Healer, Transformational Servant Leader, Author and Friend”

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