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The Tipping Point Review

A couple months ago I read a great book called Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug and have recently found another great read. This time the book was called The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Differenceand is by Malcolm Gladwell. Here's a quick summary of the book: Gladwell touched on how different ideas, concepts or social trends can spread extremely fast, gain popularity overnight and make incredible impacts on the world. He also touches on how smaller ideas or concepts can snowball into something bigger, causing new major impacts on how a person functions throughout their day-to-day life personally, socially, mentally, physically and professionally.

To start off, I would just like to talk about two words that can be found throughout and on the book quite frequently... "tipping point." After reading Gladwell's book and taking away the many concepts he discussed, one thing that always stuck out to me in reference to a tipping point would be how so…

Meet Some of My Friends Part 2

As I teased in my previous blog post, I would like to introduce three more of my amazing classmates and newsroom peers.

So, what am I waiting for? Let's dive in!

The first up is the amazing, incredibly talented and one of the sweetest people I know, Clarisa Melendez.

I have had the opportunity to work alongside and personally know Clarisa for the past four years. During her four years at UF, Clarisa has worked for WUFT TV and FM covering stories for NPR on 89.1 FM and for WUFT First at Five. She's covered stories revolving around Hurricane Michael and the support relief after the storm as well as the penalties for bee colony thefts. She is one amazing person and reporter and I have loved seeing her grow to where she is today!

Next up is the fabulous Gabriella Garza.

I had the opportunity to work with Gabriella during our radio course at UF and she is one person I know I can count on to be a source of support and encouragement. During her time at UF, she has done a lot of work …

Meet Some of My Friends

When you walk into the newsroom on UF's campus, it'll be one hectic place but the people inside are one big family. We all work alongside each other for at least four years, build close bonds, act as a source of support and always strive to help each other out when times get tough.

Of those in the newsroom that I am close friends with, I have been able to track down a few of their blogs. What I love the most about working with some of these amazing people is that we all have different interests, strengths and weaknesses. We all are different but come together and mesh to produce some of the most tremendous work you can find.

One of the blog sites I was able to find is for one of my close sports fanatic fan, Courtney Mims.

Courtney has done some AMAZING work during her time at UF both in news and in sports. She has such a great and heart-warming background story as to how she fell into the career path she is now on. She has covered many of the Gator sports teams on campus, such…

Let Me Introduce Myself...

I'm going to take a second and break from our tradition programming (aka blog posts) to take a step back and properly introduce myself... 
For those that are just now tagging along to read my blog posts, I would like to say hi! I know I did a brief introduction a few months ago but I would like to give a more in-depth bio about myself that I never got the chance to do. 

My name is Alexis Pastore. I am a 21-year-old fourth-year telecommunication major with a specialization in news and a concentration in sports management at the University of Florida. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and grew up with a passion for sports, sharing stories and helping those around me. 
I first found my love for broadcast journalism and news when I joined my high school's TV production program. There, I learned how to film, edit and write for newscasts, feature stories, public service announcements and music videos. 
Then once I entered the University of Florida in 2015, I kicked off my college…

Personal Branding and Resumes

As I've mentioned in some of my latest posts, I will be graduating soon and have started the interviewing process which means I've needed to give my resume a little TLC within the past month or so. I also uploaded a PDF version of my resume a few weeks back, but I wanted to dive a little bit deeper into resumes and personal branding today.

I have always looked at resumes as a way to not only sell yourself to employers that you are qualified for whatever position you are applying for but also as a way to give employers a small glimpse into your personality and true character. And this is where personal branding and resumes come into play. For my resume specifically, I wanted to make it professional but also personalized. Employers see a lot of resumes when going through the interviewing process so I didn't want mine getting lost in the mix, I wanted it to stand out. So, for my resume, I decided to add a pop of color, pink, and a unique format to help make it stand out. Not …