We had the good fortune of connecting with Shekinah Monee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shekinah, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I first started public relations when I was working as the media trainer for the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization (preliminary for Miss America). I learned the ends and out and how to obtain visibility for my clients. I then went and worked for the organization’s publicist as a junior publicist, and people started asking me for my assistance. I knew I was not the best when I decided to step out, but I had a few connections, I was driven, and I never stopped learning.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Like most businesses Perfect Vision PR was made from love. I love helping people see their vision come to life. What sets me a part is that I have a background in investigation and pageantry and this assists in getting my clients creative opportunities. It has not been easy because the field in NYC is highly saturated. But my unique selling proposition is my background. One of the lessons I learned along the way is to never take no for an answer. You need to be strategic, and on trend, but be consistent.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had to show a friend around Atlanta I would take them to Stone Mountain to relax and enjoy the fireworks, to eat at Southern Art, shop at Lenox Square and partying at Tongue and Groove.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I love to shout out my grandmother, Mattie Rice. She was also supportive of all my goals and pushed me to be the best in everything that I did. I would also like to shout out my cousin Shoshannah Henry who is a constant reminder to me to “color outside of the box.” She is also the other half of Soul Food No Snacks. A finance podcast that she and I co-founded.
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