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Team Member of the Month: Vince Smith

Q: What is your SwagHer?

Vince: My SwagHer is my versatility. I can be a quiet guy in regards to staying to myself, but I also can be the type of person that is the life of the party. I can be silly and comedic at times, but I can also show my educated side. I’m a confident person, and when someone tells me I can’t do something, it motivates me to prove them wrong.

Q: What is your background? 

Vince: I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I’m very proud of my hometown because we have a culture like no other city. Growing up, I was fortunate to have a strong family structure. My mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunts, and uncles all had pivotal roles in my upbringing. They stressed hard work and education. They steered me down the right path, and as a result, after high school, I enrolled in college at Purdue University.

Q: What inspired you to choose the career you have today? 

Vince: My initial experience with journalism came in the 9th grade with the school newspaper at L.B.Landry. My teacher Ms. Mckee was straightforward. She taught me how to help the reader see the story you’re writing. What inspired me to take this path was when I realized people enjoyed reading what I was writing.

Q: Why SwagHer Magazine & Media? 

Vince: I chose SwagHer Magazine because it’s a publication based on positive and uplifting topics. It’s not a publication that’s based on controversy and negativity. I also like the staff because they make you feel comfortable, and they know how to make you feel like you’re a part of a team.

Q: How long have you been a team member at SwagHer Magazine and Media? 

Vince:  I’ve been a team member at SwagHer Magazine for three years.

Q: What does it mean to you to be chosen as the team member of the month?

Vince: For me, being chosen as the team member of the month is very gratifying. It makes me feel appreciated, and it also motivates me in regards to doing my part to help SwagHer Magazine excel to another level.

Q: What is a typical day for a Contributor? 

Vince:  For me, as a contributor, it’s keeping an ear in the streets and writing about the most compelling stories. It’s also about touching base with the celebrity publicist I’m connected to and setting up interviews with their clients.

Q: What advice would you give someone who wants to begin writing for SwagHer or any other publication? 

Vince:  My advice to someone who wants to write for SwagHer or any other publication is to perfect your craft. To be successful at anything, preparation is the key. I also advise not trying to report a story first. When you run a race and try to report a story first, your information may be inaccurate. My advice would be not to focus on publishing the story first but to publish the story with the correct information.

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