Caribbean Power Lunch with Kevin Valley
025: More Than a Host feat. Hans Des Vignes

025: More Than a Host feat. Hans Des Vignes

October 16, 2018
In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei Wright-Alexis, and our featured guest; Hans Des Vignes, Owner of Hand-to-Hand Productions.
As a radio and television presenter Hans Des Vignes is one of the most respected personalities in media in Trinidad and Tobago.
He has produced and worked on some of the top shows that promote soca in Trinidad and Tobago from hosting TV broadcasts for Soca Monarch and Machel Monday, as well as hosting and even producing Carnival Acoustic, Promenade Countdown, Synergy TV's De Scene and Synergy TV Soca Star.
As an event host/hype man he has also been featured in some of the biggest events in Trinidad and Tobago and has also been hired throughout the region and the world.
As a manager of artists and promoter of music he has worked with the HD family as well as helped nurture and promote the next-generation of soca artists.
He is also respected as an individual that knows a hit when he hears it.
Hans can be heard daily on Trinidad and Tobago's #1 radio station Boom Champions 94.1fm and seen during the Secondary School's football league regionally on Sportsmax and CNC3.
Topics Discussed:
  • Awareness and presence of mind
  • Perspective and growth
  • Becoming the greatest version of yourself
  • Ownership, and
  • Building structure in our lives.
021: Let’s Talk Mobile feat. Keron Mc Leish - Part 2

021: Let’s Talk Mobile feat. Keron Mc Leish - Part 2

June 1, 2018
In part 2 of this feature with Keron Mc Leish of Droid Island, we discuss:
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015: Branding School feat. Jamila Bannister

015: Branding School feat. Jamila Bannister

April 28, 2018
Today, Kevin is rejoined by Branding Consultant, Jamila Bannister as we discuss:
  • Her new website and branding academy,
  • Getting the most value out of your website,
  • Going from being invisible to being influential,
  • The Sponsorship Environment and how it has changed,
  • Methods of collecting data on potential customers, and
  • How to be consistent with your social media engagement without being annoying.
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008: Build Your Branding Ecosystem feat. Jamila Bannister

008: Build Your Branding Ecosystem feat. Jamila Bannister

February 20, 2018
Today, we map out the architecture of personal and business branding with our featured guest - Jamila Bannister, Lead Consultant and Founder of J Bannister Branding Consultancy ("JBBC").
JBBC is a branding service company offering training and workshops on branding and strategy. Here, Jamila coaches clients on how to manage all forms of personal output to align with life goals and how to use this output strategically to realize desired outcomes. Available services include brand auditing, goal identification, strategic planning, image consulting, communication and leadership skills, marketing and specialized workshops.
Episode Highlights:
  • Jamila's background in communications and business strategy.
  • Recognizing your mentors/guardian angels.
  • The Law of Attraction
  • Streamlining your business operations
  • The Ideal Customer
  • Importance of managing expectations
  • Sip N Strategise - The Working Dinner Edition
  • How to build your brand into a household name.
  • How to start your own consultancy - tomorrow.
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006: Building a Luxury Cosmetics Brand with Kathryn Nurse

006: Building a Luxury Cosmetics Brand with Kathryn Nurse

January 30, 2018

Today, we talk about building a luxury brand in the cosmetics industry.


In this episode, I am joined by guest host Zahra Alleyne, audience member Kieran Valley-Gordon, and our featured guest - Kathryn Nurse, Creative Director and CEO of Immortelle Beauty.  Kathryn is on a mission of creating beauty products of a luxurious and international standard for Caribbean Women


Topics Discussed:

  • From Biologist to Cosmetic Chemist
  • From Biology to MBA in Luxury Brand Management
  • Origin of Immortelle Beauty
  • The stigma that luxury products are unlikely to be locally produced
  • The conceptualization, branding and packaging process
  • Power struggle between manufacturers and retailers
  • Importance of writing things down on paper
  • Scotiabank Vision Achiever Business Class Programme
  • How to start your own luxury brand



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