Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Taji De Souza. I am a Radio Personality, Host, Wardrobe Stylist. I am the Executive Producer & Host for "LIVE" with Taji Show, Executive Producer for the Fashion Coffee Virtual Fashion Show, and NYFW Style UP Coordinator. Last but not least, I'm the Host for U-GAME, an adult gaming experience for weddings, birthdays, and corporate events.
What makes you a visionary?
I am visionary because of my creative senses. I like to think outside the box to keep my audience coming back for more. I do this is by putting myself in my audience's shoes and asking myself "What would I like to see that I have not seen before"? "What would I like to hear that I have not heard before"? "What would I like to do that I have not done before"? I apply this by incorporating fun-filled aspects in my businesses. As a Radio Personality for "LIVE" with Taji, I include questions for my guests that a buyer may want to ask. For example, 'How much is your merchandise? Why do you prefer doing pop up events over online services?' Believe it or not, some entrepreneurs would rather send you to their website before revealing a price point. I engage my guests by presenting fun segments that I am known for, such as "Tap In/Tap Out" and "Shyt Stirring", which includes trending topics. It is all about the approach, personality, knowledge of one's business, and your aura. I think of ways one would be intrigued by a fun and unique point of view.
Hosting Adult Game Nights for U-GAME includes my gift of hospitality by providing food, drinks, seating, music, and more. I curated customized games that are played for fun interaction. My customary games have attendees coming back for more, why? Because my games are inexplicably different. People like different.
As a Wardrobe Stylist. I am the one that envisions the looks that clients never would have imagined to be placed together. As a stylist, I create a boost to a client's style. It takes time to put a look together to make it not your own, but their own. Colors, themes, and trends play a major part.
Share the 3 key steps that helped you bring your vision to life.
The three key steps that helped me bring my vision to life are motivation, support, and networking. You cannot excel as an entrepreneur without being motivated, whether self or external. I am motivated through music. Music has been the key to my soul since I came out of the womb. The words of a song and even the beat makes my day better because it is uplifting to me. I can either relate to the words or read into the words for growth. Mary J. Blige, "Just Fine" is a great energy booster. I ain't gon let nothing get in my way!
Supporting others is another major key. I honestly believe that we must give support to receive support. Ask yourself as an entrepreneur, 'How can I truly get genuine support If I am not applying it myself?' I attend music showcase events, album release parties, networking events, whether through a personal or general invite. I also go to grand openings, birthday celebrations, fashion shows, and visit Zoom, Instagram, Facebook Lives, and purchase services and/or merchandise from entrepreneurs such as TNT, Pieces of Wisdom, Mad Muzik Cali, She Is E-Magazine and many more. I also ensure to tag guests and businesses associated with the photos I post on my social media pages and ask people to go follow and support other entrepreneurs.
Networking, my final key, is considered a blessing to me. You never know who you'll meet that can steer you in the right direction for your business. I have met many CEOs, videographers, photographers, fashion designers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists, music artists, event curators, publicists, managers, and the list goes on. Each has had a significant place in my business growth.
What is next for you in 2020?
What is next for Taji? More "LIVE" with Taji podcast interviews, Fashion Coffee virtual fashion shows, and U-GAME Adult Game Night Events. This is not limited to Zoom, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube. I will be back in the studio and hosting in-person gaming events when this pandemic is truly under control. Fashion Coffee has been contacted to provide wardrobe styling for a major TV network. My team and I are setting my biopic in motion for filming & production towards the end of this year as well!
How can readers connect with you online?
Readers can connect with me on the following platforms:
Instagram - @livewithtaji @fashion_coffee_ @_ugame_
Facebook - @livewithtaji @fashioncoffee @ugame
Twitter - @livewithtaji @fashion_coffee_
LinkedIn - @livewithtaji
Tik Tok - @livewithtaji
Linktree –https://linktr.ee/itsyourgirltaji https://linktr.ee/fashioncoffee, https://linktr.ee/UGAME
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