Sunday, November 11, 2012

Virtual Book Tour & #Giveaway with B.L. Brown - Halo-Orangees



One Body, One Mind, One Team. Words to live by. Please welcome B.L. Brown today, currently on tour with her book, Halo-Orangees: Employer-Employee "One Accord" Volume 1, at the Virtual Book Tour Cafe'.

Welcome B.L.!

B.L. Brown is the CEO and Founder of Halo-Orangees', international online job board (halo-orangeesjobs.com). Halo-Orangees’ international job board delivers candidates on time and under budget. Employers can post jobs and search resume database. Jobseekers can post resumes and search jobs for free. The genesis of Halo-Orangees Brand: Helping Advocate Longevity of Organizations by Obtaining Objectives through Redefining Above-Board New Generational Guidelines for Employer Employee Standards was inspired, developed, and birthed from her reaction to an unethical manager with whom she had the pleasure of working for and whose style of supervision made her stronger. 
In a one-on-one meeting with this executive director, he made the statement that another employee, who held the same title as B.L. Brown, was better than she was. In response, B.L. Brown informed him that this employee was not better than her nor was she better than the employee. From that one statement, she instantly realized her true purpose in life. "Best negative words spoken into my life thus far" (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown). Reckoning her experience with a newfound belief, the foundation of Halo-Orangees emerged.
In 2012 Author B.L. Brown launched Halo-Orangees/h-connect brand, international online dating website h-connect.net. The h-connect.net brand is empowering, motivating singles to find their best friend in love.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Linkedin | H-connect


Interview with B.L. Brown at BK Walker Books Etc.

BK:  What inspired this book?

BB: Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team book (Halo-Orangees: Helping Advocate Longevity of Organizations by Obtaining Objectives through Redefining Above-Board New Generational Guidelines for Employer Employee Standards) book was inspired, developed, and birthed from my reaction to a manager with whom I, B. L. Brown, had the pleasure—that is, in making me stronger—of working for. My executive director had perfected the art of insulting staff members on a daily basis. I could only surmise that this leader saw the entire group of employees as confined to a small shoe box. In a one-on-one meeting with my executive director, he made the statement that another employee, who held the same title, was better than I was. In response, I informed him that this employee was not better than I, nor was I better than she. I also asked him to explain the basis for his statement. He stumbled, stuttered, and finally replied that this employee was better than I, because she held two master’s degrees. “Best negative words spoken into my life thus far”. From that one statement, I instantly realized my true purpose in life. On that day, reckoning my experience with a newfound belief, the foundation of Halo-Orangees emerged. Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team Introduction is entitled, “Don’t Allow Anyone to Confine You to a Box, Disabling Your Growth”. Your life purpose is to take the totality of your negative experiences, roll them up into one, and use them positively to lay the foundation for your destiny” Excerpt~ B.L. Brown).

BK:  What is it about team work that you find most important?

BB: Team work is about “Eliminating the “I” and “ME” and Incorporating TEAM (“I and ME” = A Dysfunctional Team). Team success is measured by the group and not the individual person. Human beings have strengths and weaknesses; acknowledging them and using them to the advantage of the team is key. A good team member shares the spotlight, giving other team members the opportunity to shine. Furthermore, one must value the expertise of each team member, utilizing that expertise for the good of the team. “I” and “Me” stifle employer-employee “one accord” and create a non-cohesive work environment. Managers ultimately are responsible for shaping a cohesive environment within the team by eliminating “I” and “me” and incorporating “team.” A team member who puts personal gain above the team is, arguably, demonstrating a dysfunctional behavior. “I” and “Me” are the driving forces behind dysfunctional organizational employer-employee relationships.

The leader determines whether the team will be dysfunctional or a “one accord,” high-performing team. The leader’s role is that of a teacher. So, in order to clearly understand a team, start by observing the words and actions of the leader. “I” and “Me” are the destroyer of the Halo-Orangees’ “one mind, one body, one team”. A smart team member can rise above and adapt regardless of a dysfunctional team. Communication between employees can have a major impact on employee relations. Employees should be mindful of the fact that every role counts—that is, one person’s failure to perform can affect a department or an organization as a whole. Value is created when employees are loyal to one another. Much is to be gained when core loyalty lies within the group. Group loyalty in a team ensures that organizational standards are being met. Once loyalty is established within a team, the dysfunctional “I” and “Me” are eliminated, and team “one accord” is achieved.

Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team

BK:  When did you first realize you were a writer?

BB: I have always been a lover of words. One word can impact an entire sentence and stand out in the mind of readers. Words are the essential method of communications amongst human beings. As a child, whenever I felt isolated from the rest of the world, I would write. I had become accustomed to expressing myself by way of pen and paper verses verbal communication. My newfound motivations for writing are my life experiences. Whenever I am going through the unavoidable trials of life, I write.

BK:  What experiences did you face that you brought to the book?

BB: The best negative words spoken into my life thus far inspired the birth of Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team. The most valuable rewards in life are created from negative circumstances. My experiences in the workplace are incorporated through some of the characters in Halo-Orangees book, such as real life character Employee Strong. She is absolutely my favorite character.

I am also often inspired through my family and friend experiences. Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team has twelve chapters; nine out of twelve chapters contain real life on the job experiences of people I have some form of association with. The objective of Halo-Orangees book is to take the most difficult negative on the jobs conflicts and use them as a platform to show others. "Don't Allow Anyone to Confine You to a Box, Disabling Your Growth". (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown). “You are the only one who defines you, so don’t ever allow anyone to tell you who you are, or that you are not good enough” (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown).  “Don’t ever allow anyone to attack your self-esteem, kill your passion, or tell you that someone else is more worthy than you” (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown).

BK:  Tell us a bit about your book…

BB: Halo-Orangees is a nonexclusive on the job survival manual, mindset enhancer, and stress reliever for both employers and employees. This book will change your life both personally and professionally.

This book embodies the message that all human beings have a purpose and can rise above any situation or circumstance as long as they remain ethically true to themselves.

As you journey through this book, you will experience a multiplicity of real life work encounters such as, "A manager espoused her opinion that lower-paid employees should serve higher-paid employees". In this encounter, the manager also stated, "higher-salaried staff members are not paid to clean coffee pots" (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown). Halo-Orangees book is a movement with encouraging straightforwardness; Author B.L. Brown confronts real-life workplace issues occurring in organizations world-wide (negativity, drama, power struggles, backstabbing, and endless gossip). The Introduction is entitled, "Don't Allow Anyone to Confine You to a Box, Disabling Your Growth".

Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team confronts the real-life workplace issues occurring in organizations world-wide (negativity, drama, power struggles, backstabbing, friend-family hiring, and endless gossip). There are many relatable real life characters in this book such as, Tammy Poor Leadership, Joanna M. Miserable, and Coffee Pot Manager. Names, dates, places, and incidents in this book have been changed or omitted for a variety of reasons. I will leave it up to you, the reader, to realize what is what, who is who, and where is where.

BK:  What is it like being a business woman in today’s society?

BB: Inner belief is the awareness of knowing who you are as an individual and believing in who you have the power to become. It is your inner valuation that determines who you are. In life, it is of the essence that all human beings know their self-worth, both personally and professionally. In order to obtain any form of achievement, you must know who you are as an individual. In today’s world being a business woman is not easy! I am a single, divorced mother of five. On September 2011, our home burn down right before our eyes. We lost everything we owned! On top of this, I have encountered a lot of not so honest people in business. I have been through hell and back. Excuse my expression, however, I've found that some men will rape women in business. I wholeheartedly believe "Your life purpose is to take the totality of your negative experiences, roll them up into one, and use them positively to lay the foundation for your destiny". ~B.L. Brown. Therefore, my mindset does not comprehend the term “quit”, rather it is fully fluent in successful outcomes. The word “no” has become a massive tool that drives my determination. You will never pull off the success of hearing the word “yes”, if you are afraid to knock on doors by exceeding the goal of first hearing the word “no”. If you knock on doors and no one answers, build your own door of success, knock, open, and leap through! Lastly, but certainly not least, pursue your ability in which you possess the most passion, otherwise you will quit at the first sign of hardship

BK:  You run two websites, one for jobs and one for dating. What was the theory behind both?

BB:The philosophy behind Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee” international job board (Halo-Orangees: Helping Advocate Longevity of Organizations by Obtaining Objectives through Redefining Above-Board New Generational Guidelines for Employer Employee) is to facilitates organizations in hiring the right candidates on time and under budget. There are advantages of having a cohesive team. Being a part of a team that understands the goals and objectives of the organization is invaluable. This knowledge enables each team member to play a key role in the organization. Halo-Orangees job board is a component of Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team book, blog, and host of up and coming employer-employee tools.

BB: The h-connect (www.h-connect.net) vision is to facilitate sparks that incorporate real love connections by connecting best friends in love. The h-connect experience is based on real life dating experiences occurring in today’s dating world. If you are not looking to form a friendship with the agenda of having it blossom into a productive relationship, h-connect.net may not be the online dating brand for you. We pride ourselves in helping people build positive upward mobility empowering relationships. Our brand allows all customers total access at one of the most affordable/favorable rates ($10.95 annually) of all the online dating brands. Not only do we recommend profiles for you to review, we set you up for success by giving you total access to search our profile database. Our goal is to provide you with the best service possible.  We also allow our valued customers to select the blog questions and topics for the week.

BK: What is your ideal relationship?

BB: A balanced relationship that echoes respect equal contributions of deposits and withdraw from each person’s. The only thing to be gained from an unbalanced relationship is an excessive overdraft of unhappy emotions on behalf of the person making all the deposits

BK:  What can we expect from B.L. Brown in the future?

BB: I am in the process of completing Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume II One Mind, One Body, One Team. Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team is the first publication of a series of Halo-Orangees’ books.

In addition, Halo-Orangees employer-employee blog is under construction. I encourage all readers to purchase Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team http://www.amazon.com/dp/1432747584. Visit Halo-Orangees international online job board/website at http://www.halo-orangeesjobs.com. Jobseekers can create an account, post resumes, and apply for jobs free. Halo-Orangees international job board delivers candidates on time and under budget. Employers can post jobs and search resume database. Halo-Orangees resume database is searched daily by numerous organizations for qualified applicants to meet their organizational needs. Therefore, if you do not see a position in which you qualify at the time of your search, it is to your advantage to continue the process and upload your resume. Opportunities are available through the resume database component of Halo-Orangees website http://www.halo-orangeesjobs.com.
Visit Halo-Orangees/h-connect online dating website at http://www.h-connect.net. The h-connect.net brand is empowering, motivating singles to find their best friend in love. Halo-Orangees/h-connect is the first online dating website reinvesting back into it members community through monthly cash giveaway.

BK:  Where can readers connect with you?

BB: Direct Book Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1432747584           
For more information, please visit the author’s corporate website: http://www.halo-orangeesjobs.com
Dating Website- http://www.h-connect.net

Social Media Sites:

Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin
Goodreads

I would like to thank Virtual Book Tour Café for creating this platform for “Self-Published Authors” to share their book with the world.

Thank you for taking time to chat with us today. We wish you much success in the future.

Is your work environment infected with the dysfunctional "I" and ME" Team Virus? "I" and "Me" are the driving forces behind dysfunctional organizational employer-employee relationships. 
This book embodies the message that all human beings have a purpose and can rise above any situation or circumstance as long as they remain ethically true to themselves.
As you journey through this book, you will experience a multiplicity of real life work encounters such as, "A manager espoused her opinion that lower-paid employees should serve higher-paid employees". In this encounter, the manager also stated, "higher-salaried staff members are not paid to clean coffee pots" (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown). Halo-Orangees book is a movement with encouraging straightforwardness; Author B.L. Brown confronts real-life workplace issues occurring in organizations world-wide (negativity, drama, power struggles, backstabbing, and endless gossip). The Introduction is entitled, "Don't Allow Anyone to Confine You to a Box, Disabling Your Growth".
Halo-Orangees is a nonexclusive on the job survival manual, mindset enhancer, and stress reliever for both employers and employees. This book will change your life both personally and professionally.
“Don’t ever allow anyone to attack your self-esteem, kill your passion, or tell you that someone else is more worthy than you” (Excerpt ~B.L. Brown).
“You are the only one who defines you, so don’t ever allow anyone to tell you who you are, or that you are not good enough” (Excerpt ~B.L. Brown).

Excerpt Quotes
“Your life purpose is to take the totality of your negative experiences, roll them up into one, and use them positively to lay the foundation for your destiny” (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown).
“Don’t ever allow anyone to break your spirit of peace, control your mood, or suppress your workforce existence, making your tenure in the organization a horrible experience” (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown).

Book Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Angels & Spirit Guides / Business & Economics
Book Title: Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team
Purchase Links: Amazon

Giveaway: 4 Signed Books, plus 50 free total access dating packages – h-connect 50 free job postings, and $100 Cash Giveaway.



November 4 - Introduction at VBT Cafe' Blog
November 6 - Interviewed at Reviews and Interviews
November 8 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
November 8 - Interviewed at MK McClintock's Blog
November 14 - Interviewed at Angels & Warriors Radio
November 16 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
November 20 - Guest Blogging at Marketing Cafe'
November 23 - Guest Blogging at Mass Musings
November 27 - Author Fun Facts & Fav Recipe at Writing Innovations E-zine
November 29 - Book Feature & Excerpt at A Word Fitly Spoken
December 7 - Interviewed at From The Mind Of Omegia
December 17 - Book Feature & Excerpt at The Stuff of Success
December 19 - Review & Guest Blogging at A Book Lover's Library
December 20 - Reviewed at The Golden Pen Review


Change Your Mind...Change Your Life! 
1 Week with B.L. Brown
BK Walker Books Etc.
December 9 - Introduction to B.L. Brown
December 10 - Common Mistakes Employers Make When Dealing With Employees
December 11 - Common Mistakes Employees Make When Dealing With Work & Employers
December 12 - Maintaining Healthy Relationships
December 13 - Tips for a Healthy Mind & To Keep Your Sanity
December 14 - Readers Q&A Day
December 15 - Wrap-Up


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5 comments:

BK said...

Thank you B.L. for stopping in during your tour :)

Teddy Rose said...

Great Post! I hope you have a great tour!

Rhomy PP said...

I certainly need to change my mind! I'll give it a look!

Rebecca Graf said...

Hope the tour is going great!

Halo Orangees said...

Thanks for all the support! Author B.L. Brown