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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Interviews with the cast of Tyler Perry's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

Since the debut of Tyler Perry's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS on the Oprah Winfrey Network media personality Cyrus Webb has been gathering interviews with the cast, even having his tweets featured during the actual airing of the show.

Here you will find conversations with those that have made the show our must-watch program on Tuesday nights...

Actor John Schneider



Actress Renee Lawless



Actress Jaclyn Betham



Actress Angela Robinson



Actor Gavin Houston



Actor Tyler Lepley



Actor Jerome Ro Brooks


Actor Jon Chaffin




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cyrus Webb returns to radio in Mississippi on Yazoo City's 94.1 FM WYAD

After an 8 year absence from the radio waves in his home state, Mississippi native Cyrus Webb will make his return weeknights beginning Monday January 5th on Yazoo City's 94.1 FM WYAD.

"I'm excited to be bringing my show to Yazoo City and back to my home state of Mississippi," says Webb, 39. Conversations LIVE was birthed on the airwaves of WMPR 90.1 FM in July 2003. Since then it has been picked up and carried by other radio stations and online, becoming a hit on Blogtalkradio where it has over 1 million listeners.

During the first week back on the air in Mississippi Webb will share interviews with celebrities like Devon Franklin, Erica Campbell, Dottie Peoples, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Dionne Warwick and more. Throughout the course of the month he will be bringing not just his inspirational celebrity guests to 94.1 FM but his tips on health, family and fitness as well. Stay connected with the radio station on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyad941fm.

To contact Cyrus Webb email him at cawebb4@juno.com or call 601.896.5616. You can also find a full roster of his guests at www.conversationsliveradio.com.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

(Sat. Jan. 10, 2015) Authors Cyrus Webb and Glenda L. Hunter sign books in Pearl, MS

Join Mississippi authors Cyrus Webb and Glenda L. Hunter in their first book-signing of the New Year.

It will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 1-3p.m. at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS). Webb will be signing his inspirational book WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY and Hunter will have her children's book IT FINALLY HAPPENED and adult title AN UNSPEAKABLE SECRET and more.

Admission is free, however, books will be available for purchasing. Hunter lives in Clinton, MS and Webb resides in Rankin County.

For more information about the event contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.cyruswebbpresents.com.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

12 Books You Need to Read in 2015

by Cyrus Webb

Okay, I know what you are probably saying: "Cyrus, you are always saying we need to read this book or that book...", and you're right---but have I led you wrong before? :-)

In 2014 there were so many great books that were released and advance copies of books being released in 2015 that I knew I had to introduce you to titles that were great but didn't make my annual Top Books list. These 12 books are all reads I have enjoyed, and are just the right collection you need to start the New Year off right.

As is my custom I have included some great Fiction AND Non-Fiction titles. I've even separated them for you to make it easy for you to head over to Amazon and either purchase or pre-order. So, without any further ado, here are "12 Books You Need to Read in 2015":

NON-FICTION
  1. RISE by Daniel Rodriguez (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  2. The Work by Wes Moore (Spiegel & Grau)
  3. The Purpose Principles by Jake Ducey (Tarcher/Penguin)
  4. The Wholehearted Life by Susyn Reeve (Viva Editions)
  5. This Life Is Joy by Roger Teel (Tarcher/Penguin)
FICTION
  1. Christopher's Diary: Echos of Dollanger by V. C. Andrews (Gallery Books/Pocket Books)
  2. A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber (Midnight Ink)
  3. Tempest by Shakir Rashaan (Strebor Books)
  4. Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King (Gallery Books)
  5. Gooseberry Island by Steven Manchester (The Story Plant)
  6. Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen (Minotaur Books)
  7. Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin (Harper)
Since I enjoyed the books so much look for many of the authors to be featured on Conversations LIVE in the near future. Bookmark www.conversationsliveradio.com for updates. You should also keep an eye on www.conversationsbookclub.com for other books I will be suggesting in the coming weeks. 

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Interviews the Cast of The Haves and the Have Nots

Since the debut of Tyler Perry's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS on the Oprah Winfrey Network media personality Cyrus Webb has been gathering interviews with the cast, even having his tweets featured during the actual airing of the show.

Here you will find conversations with those that have made the show our must-watch program on Tuesday nights...

Actor John Schneider



Actress Renee Lawless



Actress Jaclyn Betham



Actress Angela Robinson



Actor Gavin Houston



Actor Tyler Lepley



Actor Jerome Ro Brooks


Actor Jon Chaffin




Friday, December 19, 2014

Leeza Gibbons: Changing the World by Embracing the Power of Now

by Cyrus Webb

Over the years one of the greatest blessings I have received in my life is receiving the gift of today. It allows me to remember that although yesterday wasn't perfect my life is not over as long as I have breath in my body. Though it poses a great opportunity, what a waste it would be to use it repeating the mistakes and choices that we have already made.

One of the books that I read last year that really brought this point home was TAKE 2 by pop-culture icon Leeza Gibbons. Known for her contagious optimism and skills as a media personality, the book takes you into the makings of the woman she is today and allows the reader to see how where they are right now doesn't have to determine where they go.

It was my pleasure to have a conversation with her not just about the book but her own lessons learned along her incredible journey.

What has been the secret to her success? "I think in life we get exactly what we are willing to put up with," she told me. "If you don't respect yourself, then you can't expect anyone else to honor who you want to be in the world. We teach people how to treat us. You have to value who you are."

To this point she says in Take 2, "Surviving and even thriving through change depends on your ability to search out the good and work with what you have. How well you do that depends on how you view shifts in your life. (p.23)"

This reminds us that anything worth having is going to require some work on our part. "Whether you are trying to recreate your life or invent a new product you have to drop the dread and you have to banish the blame," says Leeza. In the book she refers to it as a form of rebooting. "That's the biggest option we have," she told me. "It comes down to thinking." She gave examples of individuals who were all great at their professions. "The one thing they all have in common is they know how to think. When you change the way you think everything else in your life will adapt."

What Leeza shared reminded me of what she wrote in Take 2 in the chapter Ask Yourself: Are You Worth It? The section was called "Who Do You Think You Are?, and she began it with this profound statement: "How we see ourselves is exactly who we'll become." This has a great deal to do with the story we tell ourselves about ourselves.

"You do have to have a real sense of who you are and a real foundation," Leeza said to me. "You have to run your own race and don't worry about what others are doing." She then shared something that I hadn't thought about before, having a mission statement for your life. "Take some time to really write down what you want and who you are," she urged. "We do it in business, and we should do the same for ourselves." Our mission statement should include how you interact with the world and how you want the world to see you. By doing this Leeza says we will then know who you are and where your lines in the sand are."

It's obvious that someone like Leeza is setting an example for men and women alike when it comes to the course she is on. I asked her what it was like to know that she was an inspiration to others. "I think that when we are of service then we really do feel productive and proud," she answered. It was then that she shared that she went back and forth about writing Take 2 and if she really had something to say that others would be able to glean from. "I finally got to the place where I said how I am received is not my work. My work is to embrace it and put it out there." It is that realization that has not just made the book a reality but put its message out in the world for others to take in.

Writing Take 2 wasn't about saying everything for her was perfect. It was more about showing a path and focusing on a way to a better way of looking at life. "Where we put our intention and attention is where things go," Leeza says. "Where focus goes energy flows." This is important to keep in mind even when we make mistakes. "If you never fail then you're not taking enough risks in your life. All successes are built on failures." Leeza says we cheat ourselves by not starting anything simply because of the fear of failure. For her it is better to try and fail and then build on that failure moving forward.

A great deal of what has helped Leeza in moving forward is the realization that she is not the source of all the answers. In the chapter Let Your Spirit Soar she discusses prayer and it's role in her life. "Anytime I need to feel connection and to recognize that there a greater power at play in my life, I pray. Often I ask for strength and wisdom and to have an open mind to recognize God's messages to me. I think so often we pray for something, but we don't like the response, so we deny it. I pray that I will accept the reply and recognize that no is an answer, too. (p.174)"

"Perspective is a beautiful thing," Leeza said as we wrapped up our time together. "It's about learning to be in gracious acceptance. Real strength comes from knowing your limits.  Be quiet and allow answers to come in." This definitely requires a bit of faith on our part. "We can only know so much," she says. "People who are happy don't see the top of the staircase, but they keep climbing anyway."

As Leeza relays in the book "This is your moment... Don't wait for some far-off time when the alarm will ring and you'll suddenly know to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight." All of us can begin walking towards that spotlight right now. It all begins with the choice to do so.

TAKE 2 is available right now in print,electronic form and as a audiobook on Amazon. Make sure to look for Leeza on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice that will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 4 from 9-11p.m. ET/PT before settling in its regular time slot, Monday at 8-10 p.m.et.

You can stay in touch with Leeza at her website www.leezagibbons.com and through social media at www.facebook.com/officialleezagibbons and www.twitter.com/leezagibbons.