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ABOUT CHERI:

Cheri has worked in media for more than 20 years in one capacity or another. Her media years were spent mostly in broadcast radio; from being a live on-air radio host to creating and implementing engaging and effective marketing and promotional campaigns. Although no longer directly employed by any media cluster she still writes copy for a range of clients and does the occasional voiceover.

cheri-roberts-cheri-speak-writerHaving been a writer since childhood she was able to venture into most genres along the way, fine tuning her ability to write about anything; whether it’s a technical manual, a company newsletter, killer ads or a hard core research piece, Cheri brings it to life with the passion of one who loves what they do. Publishing her first piece at the age of 7 yrs. old, Cheri discovered she could have a voice beyond the walls of her bedroom and realized “other people” were entertained by, and interested in, what she had to say. Writing has been her biggest passion and best friend ever since.

From Poetry to Politics there is no subject that she cannot find an interesting angle to write from. She does not endorse a specific political party and instead prefers to keep her work issue based. Currently she is simultaneously writing two non-fiction books; one a political expose` and the other a book about marketing. She is also trying her hand at writing a screen-play.

In addition to being a diversely skilled freelance writer, Cheri works as a Marketing Director and Publicist for a variety of businesses across the country. By embracing and including today’s Social Media tools and the power of live events, she teaches companies the value of accessibility and human interaction to a “Brand” and how to capitalize on that in the current marketplace. As a business networker and promoter she is fearless and spot-on in helping businesses get ahead. For her tireless work ethic and bottomless pool of creative ideas she has been dubbed “The Machine” by many.

“If we have connected here, it is my privilege. May we together find the reason for the connection and run with it!” ~ Cheri Roberts

ABOUT Cheri Speak:

This is Cheri’s personal blog, if you are looking for her business site, check here.

Deciding to create and maintain her own Blog as a sort of clearinghouse of all things “Cheri” http://www.CheriSpeak.com was born. In its highly organized and easy to navigate pages you can find countless articles on a variety of subjects that include politics, health, community, music, business and marketing and more. You will also find a library of poetry from erotic to dark, countless audio files of interviews she has hosted over the years and accolades for her business endeavors. There are samples of her drawings and singing voice as well as images that represent her activist, business, and personal lives. 

In addition, Cheri would like to show the world through her blog, that being a very outspoken activist is NOT a dangerous thing and hopefully it will encourage you to do the same without fear of retaliation or repercussions. It also allows her to show she is a real human being with a name and a face and more than just a political opinion.

Cheri is happy for you to re-post anything you from her pages providing you include a credit and link back to the page here. If there is anything in particular you’d like to know or would like to see her write about feel free to ask or suggest. *All content on Cheri’s Blog is original unless otherwise noted.

FAIR USE

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In some cases I (or authorized contributors) have included the full text of the article rather than a simple link because we have found that links frequently go “bad” or change over time. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without fee or payment of any kind to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

PRIVACY NOTICE

Warning–any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo’s or any other “picture” art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.

CONTACT:

Cheri@CheriSpeakMedia.com

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63 comments on “Cheri Who?

  1. PB Goodfriend
    May 10, 2012

    Aren’t you the renaissance woman! Keep it up!

  2. tfaswift
    December 8, 2012

    Maybe it’s because it’s late here in England, but can’t find anyway to contact you directly – email, basically. You can drop me an email if you like at swift.expression@gmail.com if you like, to talk about that thing you mentioned earlier … the idea. :-)

    • C. R.
      December 8, 2012

      lol it’s on my blog somewhere I swear. Maybe it’s in my slider lol, ooops don;t have one of those haha but to simplify here ya go: cherispeak@yahoo.com BTW I posted my “guilt” segment for the challenge!

      • tfaswift
        December 8, 2012

        I know, I’m just about to read it now. Thank you so much! :-)

        Would you actually like some tips about that thing you asked, or would you like to think about it first …?

      • C. R.
        December 8, 2012

        I would like some tips about “how” to go about it. I have some ideas as to the ‘topic” itself ;) Thank you!!

      • tfaswift
        December 8, 2012

        Just to start, you could check out this article from the WP Daily Post. It will give you some other blogs to check out which are doing something similar and then you might get some other ideas about how you’d like to do it. :-) http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/blogging-events-2/

      • C. R.
        December 8, 2012

        Thank you very much for the lead to the right info, lol I get lost on here sometimes.

      • tfaswift
        December 8, 2012

        No worries. x

  3. Prinze Charming
    December 15, 2012

    Hey Cher Bear, congratulations, I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://wp.me/p2TeFs-gS! :D

  4. Corner of Confessions
    December 31, 2012

    Congrats on winning the blog challenge! SO happy you did! And love your choice of charity! :D

    • C. R.
      December 31, 2012

      Thanks Tash!!! Hugs!

  5. alethea matthews
    January 5, 2013
    • C. R.
      January 5, 2013

      Why thank you very much :)

      • alethea matthews
        January 5, 2013

        I nominated you for very inspiring blogger award too…..check out the same page. :)

      • C. R.
        January 5, 2013

        LOL thank you! making me work :p

      • alethea matthews
        January 5, 2013

        :)

  6. diannegray
    January 7, 2013

    What a fascinating life you live, Cheri. So glad we crossed paths in this blogging world :D

    • C. R.
      January 7, 2013

      Thanks Di I appreciate it! Me too!

  7. cartoonmick
    January 9, 2013

    Nice “about me” section here, Cheri, and I did like your Privacy Notice.

    I think it covered just about every conceivable angle, and it’s certainly more comprehensive than mine.

    But I’m a pessimist on this particular subject (optimist on the majority of other ‘life’ matters).

    I’m a freelance cartoonist, and wrote a brief post on this in my blog as I feel the majority of people will copy and use anything they want to.

    Warnings only work on the totally honest people.

    http://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/about/

    Cheers

    Mick

    • C. R.
      January 10, 2013

      Thank you. Yes, I agree however I have at least made the request LOL.

  8. djmatticus
    January 16, 2013

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: http://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/drum-roll-please/

    • C. R.
      January 16, 2013

      Thank you very much! :)

  9. passionwriting
    February 9, 2013

    wonderful page …nice catchy intro..i like the third person style :)

    • C. R.
      February 9, 2013

      Thank you very much :)

  10. Corner of Confessions
    February 10, 2013

    You can email me tashastanton@hotmail.com or search for me with that email via facebook.:)

    • C. R.
      February 11, 2013

      Thanks Tasha, I will…I am almost ready for it to be seen!!! :)

  11. ottomandandy
    February 11, 2013

    I like the NLP writeups. Keep up the nice work !

    • C. R.
      February 11, 2013

      Thank you…what is “NLP” lol???

      • ottomandandy
        February 12, 2013

        Neurolinguistic Programming… Personal development issues :)

      • C. R.
        February 12, 2013

        AHA! thanks!

  12. amandapoet
    February 11, 2013

    I hope you don’t mind– but after visiting your blog and learning about how you utilize your craft– you have just unintentionally became my virtual mentor ;) Thank you for being outspoken and writing about what many are too afraid to speak about or even allow themselves to believe.a possibility.

    • C. R.
      February 11, 2013

      Awwww!!! Thank you very much. I think THAT is the greatest thing anyone has ever said to me here. You are very welcome. HUGS!!!

  13. Jueseppi B.
    February 12, 2013

    You don’t even look 30, how can you have been in media for 20 years? You start at 5? 8-)

    • C. R.
      February 12, 2013

      LOL thanks! I will be 45 in April ;) … I even have a lil grand baby!

      • Jueseppi B.
        February 12, 2013

        45…..stop lying!! You ain’t nowhere near 45. 8O

  14. C. R.
    February 12, 2013

    Ha yeh it’s true and honestly I have earned EVERY year! I wish however that I only had 45 gray hairs — thank God for hair color :p BTW, I never lie ;)

  15. VictoriaJoDean
    February 18, 2013

    Your blog is quite impressive! I’m just starting out and it’s a good thing I’m giving myself time to navigate the learning curve or I’d just give it up as impossible to emulate anything near what you’ve accomplished.

    • C. R.
      February 18, 2013

      Hi Victoria! Thank you very much for the compliments. I work hard at my blog, from content to how it looks. I think I have a bit of an advantage in the sense I am (or was) a media person. I understand how to “brand”. That being said, everyone’s blog is different. What we want it to be, what we need it to be, and what we need from it. So the individual uniqueness of each and every one is special and admirable. I would say, “do not give up” and mean it wholeheartedly. Your blog is what you make it and it is a part of you, the part you allow others to see, to participate, and to share in. That too is special and admirable. I look forward to learning more about you and reading your blog. How did you find mine? By the way, if you ever need any help or want to bounce an idea off me, I’m listening. :)

      • VictoriaJoDean
        February 18, 2013

        Thanks for the encouraging words – how did I find yours? Uh, not sure – I was trolling around WP trying to find out how other WP users had “liked” my newest blog posting (never found the answer to that), then clicked on, uh, something (?) and found your blog. I’ve lots to learn about where to find stuff on WP and how to get the best use from the system. I hate feeling less than competent but I’ll get there someday! Thist in itself could be a full time job and my goal is supposed to be writing, not spending all my time on figuring out a blog! LOL

      • C. R.
        February 18, 2013

        LOL I hear ya! It took me a bit to figure out the best uses for this platform, but I was able to and so will you.
        I just went to your blog and read the “about”. I like you already :)
        In fact, I think you will really relate to this short lil post I made a few weeks ago, it resonates with what you say in your profile: http://cherispeak.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/its-a-wrap-when-mommy-turns-into-mom/
        What kind of teacher were/are you? I would be curious to know what kind of producer you were as well…if you don’t mind of course?

      • VictoriaJoDean
        February 18, 2013

        Your post sounds so familiar in that I too have had similar feelings – about so many things in life.
        In answer to your question – right out of college I taught 6th grade for two year and then in various jobs thru my career, I frequently taught about the processes of whatever job we were trying to accomplish.
        Your question about what I ‘produced’ told me that I needed to make that more clear – in the Real Estate world, the term produce is used to designate how much you sell per year or in your career. I edited that so that it now says ‘selling’ rather than ‘producer’.

        Thanks for the feedback and for being available to answer questions!

      • C. R.
        February 18, 2013

        LOL AHA! Yeh I had to ask because I have been both a top producer (media sales) as well as a radio show producer hahahahaha

        Do you mind if I ask about what you think you are going to write about? I mean, are you going to have a varied topic site like mine or are you thinking you will write in a niche?

        Both of my daughters teach 5 year olds :), my son wants to teach music. Not sure how I got three teachers out of my loins, but I’ll take it!
        You are very welcome for the feedback and any help I can offer. Most of the time I work from home so I am always around. You can also e-mail me at cherispeakblog@yahoo.com

      • VictoriaJoDean
        February 19, 2013

        Three teachers! That’s great. You must have given them a love for learning and for passing it on. And a grand baby – it’s a fun time of life when you just get to love on the little ones and then they go home. LOL

        My initial writing goal was writing novels, and I’m working on two with lots of ideas for a series for one of them.

        I’m taking a series of writing courses in West L.A. with a well respected writing guru and he says – journal everyday – so in doing that I’ve starting writing about my Dad and life with Mother. My friend who is an artist, songwriter and poet says I will end up with a memoir, and I probably will.

        It would also be smart to hone skills to write articles as well, so we’ll see. It’s a lot to think about and to try and develop all at once for a newbie – the only thing I know to do is just keep plugging away at it.

        I like the idea of a web site and blog that covers lots of areas, which is part of the reason I enjoyed yours. You sound very versatile, which I would think makes you quite marketable. Yes? What part of the country are you in, if you don’t mind me asking?

      • C. R.
        February 19, 2013

        Yes three teachers! :)
        My kids and I are very close. In fact 1 daughter and my son and I all share a place (daughter in middle of divorce). My other daughter and her husband and baby live in the same apartment complex as we do so we all see each other everyday. I also get to have the baby several times a week and yes, send him home lol.

        Writing a novel is a big order! I have started and stopped several times. I am currently co-writing one with a 40 year NASA scientist. Actually I am knee deep in a few books, but the others are non-fiction. My small business marketing book proposal is nearly complete and ready to get to an agent. Non-fiction is an entirely different beast, especially in how you have to do the proposals.

        I was an accelerated student back in high school and took journalism at a college when I was still in high school as part of the program they offered us so-called “smart kids”. I have had no other formal college or training as a writer. It is just something I was born to do and I love it more than anything. I have had some publishing success doing articles for magazines and of course a lot of on-line publications as well.

        I think writing articles is an excellent way to go for someone who has not done a lot of writing yet. Always plugging away at the novel, but gaining writer steam with the articles. It will also help when it comes time soliciting an agent and/or a publisher.

        My blog is so varied it works well for gaining a diverse group of readers. Most people will tell you to find a niche for your blog and stick with that. I just can’t. At least not with this blog here. This is a direct reflection of all that I am, which is why I started it. I do manage a blog called Bloggers for Peace which is a really awesome effort you may want to get involved in: b4peace.org. We just started it in January, but we have nearly 250 other bloggers participating already.

        I have a blog set-up to go live when my marketing book gets picked up and another for a new project I am just beginning which is hush hush for the moment until we (myself and a male blogger I am in cahoots with) launch (hopefully March 1).

        I am in Oregon, the amazingly beautiful great northwest. I love it here. I was in CA for a many years (as well as off and on through out my life). All of my 5 siblings are there (brothers).

      • VictoriaJoDean
        February 20, 2013

        Cheri, it is clear that you were born to write! I love how you have pushed into so many different venues and have so many different outlets. I initially thot I’d write a novel, but now all I know is, write everyday and get better and better while being open to whatever God pushes me towards. Every time I think I have a direction figured out, I find something new, like your prolific blog and writing life and I’m reminded that my dreams are far smaller than what God has for me, so why limit myself? Stretch and see where I can go and what I can be. Thank you for being a part of that.

        How great that you have family around you. That is precious and I know that you are a great benefit to them.

        We came to CA when I was just a toddler and tho I’ve lived in New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Tennessee, nothing quite feels like home to me like CA. However, I’ve left before so who knows what will be next.

        I look forward to following your new projects when they come out.

      • VictoriaJoDean
        February 18, 2013

        Thanks, Cheri.

    • C. R.
      February 18, 2013

      also, if you don’t mind me asking…what do you like about my blog???

      • VictoriaJoDean
        February 18, 2013

        I like the way your page has links to many things (I’ve yet to research all those options) and also how your page reads nearly like a newspaper with many columns and sections. It looks organized and well popularized. Makes me want to just stay there and keep clinking on each item.

      • C. R.
        February 18, 2013

        Well then pull up a chair. I don’t drink coffee, but I can certainly make you a cup o’ tea! :) Stay as long as you like and please do come back often. I post almost every day depending on my schedule. My readers are quite diverse, but then again so are the topics I write on. Here I can write what I wish whereas I am boxed in on other sites and venues based on what my clients need/want. As for the layout/look/feel … that magazine/newspaper feel is definitely something I have worked to attain. Personally I do not like the typical “blog” look where one post is atop the other and you have to endlessly scroll to find anything. On mine, you get a good view of several posts/topics at a glance so I can catch that diverse group of readers I mentioned. Also, since I am a media type I think I just have a certain expectation of things lol although I could be fooling myself :p …as for the links and the sidebar menu etc…I really think they are important. I need to update the organization a little soon on mine and I think I may even write about the method to my madness when I do so. Each wordpress “theme” has it’s own unique capabilities, but you can always swap it out to something new anytime you find you need something different or more. I will probably keep the theme I use now forever. Also, everything to do with my blog, the theme, the layout, the widgets, all of it are free features. The only thing I have paid for is a domain name through GoDaddy that I use for branding/promotion/marketing purposes because telling someone cheripseak.com beats the helly outta cherispeak dot wordpress blah blah blah :)
        Like I said, if you need any help at all I am happy to help.

  16. dmauldin53
    March 12, 2013

    I just nominated you for the Blue Ribbon Liebster Award.

    • Cheri
      February 5, 2014

      I am not sure how I missed this dmaudlin! I am so sorry. Thank you and I promise I will address it this week as soon as I catch up. I have been offline for a week.

  17. Andrew Blumetti
    September 27, 2013

    Cheri!

    Love your blog! Very happy I came across it and now following!

    All the best,
    -Andrew

    • Cheri
      September 27, 2013

      Thank you Andrew! How’d you find me?

      • Andrew Blumetti
        September 27, 2013

        My pleasure Cheri! Actually it was just luck linking from other comment threads/blog listings that brought me here. I’m happy it did! I followed you on Twitter as well!

        Keep in touch!

        -Andrew

  18. Rose Red
    February 5, 2014

    Hi Cheri, I just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Sunshine award, because your blog is positively and creatively inspring! Here’s the link
    http://roseredstories.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/sunshine-award/ :)

    • Cheri
      February 5, 2014

      Thank you very much Rose! I just got back online and will write an acknowledgement this week as soon as I am caught up. I appreciate you, your readership, your own blog and of course your continued kindness and support of my work. HUGS

      • Rose Red
        February 5, 2014

        You are welcome it’s good to see you back! :)

      • Cheri
        February 5, 2014

        Thanks, hopefully things will get more “normal”. I have really had a bad go of it the past several weeks and feel pretty beat-up right now.

  19. Rose Red
    February 5, 2014

    Hope it does get better for you soon. Sounds like a bad few weeks :(

    • Cheri
      February 5, 2014

      Beyond bad, but the past couple of days some good things have been happening that hopefully will stick. I might make a post explaining all, but it is such an odd and kinda sucky story so not sure I wanna do that…

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