What does your Twitter profile say about you? How can tweeting make you smarter and help your career? How can tweeting make for a more focused and productive life?
Mississippi State alumna Germany Kent tries to answer these questions and others in her newest book, “You Are What You Tweet: Harness the Power of Twitter to Create a Happier, Healthier Life.”
The 300-page self-help guide outlines how the popular social networking site — when used properly — can be a powerful tool in helping people improve relationships, careers and communication skills. Released earlier this summer, the book was published by Culvar City, California-based Star Stone Press.
Along with advice on tweeting and crafting an effective Twitter profile, the book hopes to empower readers to better identify goals, forge and manage professional connections and establish deeper ties with their communities. For more information, see whatyoutweet.com and twitter.com/whatutweetbook.
Born Evelyn Palmer, Kent is a Greenville native who graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree from MSU, where she majored in marketing, counseling and journalism. She later earned a master’s degree in administration from the University of Alabama.
Now based in Los Angeles, Kent is a social media enthusiast, author, public speaker, coach and consultant. She is also a commercial actress and media personality who has interviewed Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning performers, professional athletes, business leaders and newsmakers. She has appeared in advertising for companies including AT&T, Nike and Disney. Kent also had a guest role on the USA Network television series “Graceland.”
In addition to “You Are What You Tweet,” Kent is the author of “The Hope Handbook: Powerful, Inspirational, Hopeful Tweets that Encourage, Motivate, and Speak to Your Spirit” (Star Stone Press, March 2015).
Copies of both works are available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as at germanykent.com.
Kent also may be found on facebook.com/GermanyKentPage and twitter.com/germanykentnews.
(The MSU Office of Public Affairs contributed information included in this article.)
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