Germany Kent is an internationally respected social media powerhouse, award-winning and bestselling author, popular transformational and tech speaker, activist and philanthropist.
Kent thinks, writes, and speaks about the ethics of social media, branding on social media and the impact of cyberbullying on today's youth. Formally trained in both business and journalism, Kent is able to speak on business etiquette, and personal branding mistakes that people make.
Kent, also known as The Hope Guru™, is an inspirational guru on optimism. She is skilled at writing about, teaching and speaking on, personal growth, self esteem, self-empowerment, goal setting, taking risks, making career changes/rebranding, living out your dreams, motivation, inspiration and positive thinking strategies.
Through her influence on social media, Kent's messages on anti-cyberbullying, hope and inspiration span throughout the world. In 2015, Kent was ranked one of the Top 100 brands on social media. That same year, she was recognized as a Top 100 digital influencer in social media marketing. In 2016, Kent was named on the Top 100 power list for the top social media experts to follow on Twitter.
Through her tireless humanitarian efforts, Kent has given new voice to today's youth and helps to bring awareness to mental health and cyberbullying. In 2015, she was tapped as an ambassador for the "I Share Hope" campaign.
Kent travels the country for speaking engagements and is an in-demand media expert. She has been featured on Inc., Fast Company, Bloomberg Business, Yahoo! Business, Monster.com, The List, The Doctors, CBS, ABC, NBC, The CW, FOX and NPR, just to name a few.
Kent is also an accomplished entertainment journalist and successful commercial actress who has appeared in dozens of advertisements for household brands, and has made multiple appearances on hit TV shows and movies.
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Social Media Marketing: Top 100 Influencers and Brands (professional)
We were very interested in seeing which social media marketing professionals and brands were leading the online discussion, so we analysed over 1.2M tweets matching the following query: “social media marketing” OR socialmediamarketing OR #SMM OR ((#socialmedia OR “social media”) AND (marketing OR #marketing)) and identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter. - Onalytica
Readers Favorite Gold Award (professional)
Recipient of Readers Favorite Award
Mississippi State University: B.S., Journalism, Marketing 1998
The University of Alabama: M.A., Administration, Public Relations 1999
- Society of Professional Journalists
- International Women's Writing Guild
- Southern California Writer's Association
- Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
Abe Schwartz, copywriter, screenwriter, director, blogger | Huffington Post
“Germany Kent is one of the most open-minded, sincere and energetic people I know. I’m thrilled (though not surprised) to see her translate her personal brand and social media expertise into an excellent (and informative!) book. YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET is a great read for anyone who’s looking to find their niche and forge strong, meaningful connections. Check out this book!”
Dr. Frances D. Carter-Johnson, MD-based scholar-practitioner | Evaluation and Assessment Solutions, LLC.
“Throughout life, journaling has repeatedly revealed my truths. I found myself needing a tool to guide my present day journaling, i.e., my social media presence, and found Germany Kent’s YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET. A lifelong hunter of positivity and truth who is natural and inviting in her delivery style, Germany’s book is simple and profound in its ability to redirect us to become hunters for truth in finding and implementing our niche in life.”
Kerry Young Pate, Vice Principal | Hoover City Schools
“YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET is a refreshingly sensible and user-friendly book. You do not have to be a Twitter expert to see how exceedingly astounding this gem of a book really is”.
Hilary Powell, Managing Producer, Former Coordinator | PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show
“With messages of grace and gratitude at its core, YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET is as eye-opening as it is page-turning. Germany Kent shows how the keystone of well-read content is authenticity. You’ll learn how to create your social media legacy while refreshing your mindset.”
Keith Norris Williams, Influencer | Delta Democrat Times
“Germany Kent’s wisdom is truly a Blessing to Bless others! You Are What You Tweet will unlock your mind, captivate your thoughts and inspire you to fully understand why you must protect your image and reputation while using this incredible platform called social media.”
Dr. Tommy Stevenson, Chief Diversity Officer | Mississippi State University
“A fresh, unique, and thought-provoking book, YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET sheds insight and wisdom on the effectual ways social media use can lead to positive life transformation.”
Debbie Brunettin, Associate editor | SfEP, Switzerland
“An extremely talented, engaging writer – both witty and personable. This book is a real treasure trove of invaluable Twitter tips and advice. I just loved it!”
Dr. Patrice Johnson, Pharmacy Director | Children’s National Medical
“Germany Kent has graciously shared with you in YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET, what I have been experiencing for years. You will experience her humor; her ability to bestow hope, and literary prowess as she flawlessly outlines how to be relevant and inspiring on social media. Along the way, she has gently interwoven nuggets of wisdom that encourages us to walk in our greatness and just be who we are.”
Tommi Grant, Lt Colonel | United States Air Force
“Life is not a rehearsal…This is it, there are no do overs, we have to make it count.” These were the first nuggets of wisdom my dear friend, Germany Kent, gave me years ago. They were so thought provoking, I have shared them as part of my life philosophy as an Air Force Officer leading hundreds of service men and women from Korea to Iraq to Afghanistan; they have given insight to what and who I am as a leader as well as challenge those around me to be better, to be greater, to do more with this limited time we have. I am very proud that now many others will have the opportunity to partake in Germany’s profound wisdom which has helped sustain me for years.”
Dr. Anitra Shelton-Quinn, Psychologist | Memphis Schools
“YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET speaks to your spirit. Beautiful wise words that give hope and encouragement. Readers will find useful advice on every page. This is a phenomenal resource for people who want to improve their advantage in life and on social media.”
Thomas Toney, Editor, School Administrator | Panola Story, North and South Panola Schools
“YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET rings true because words and communication can reach a large number of people and have a profound influence on the world. Whether it be through letter writing or communications on Twitter or Facebook we have the power to influence others and this power can ultimately become mightier than the sword. Very well done.”
Bernard Kelvin Clive, Personal Branding Coach | Podcast Host in Botswana & Ghana
“Truth be told, Germany Kent has lived and still living her book, You Are What You Tweet. Her tweets alone are proof of what she believes in and stands for, in the book she shares her life and practical guide on how you can make a difference on social media, your guide to thought-leadership. Grab a copy of the book and go revolutionize your world – make it a happy, healthier life.”
Dr. Drake Travis, Minister, Host, Author | The High Road
"Filled with allure and insightful tips, this is today's etiquette book for the digital age."
Dr. Michael T. Miller, Dean of Education | The University of Arkansas
"Germany Kent is inspiring and electric! She shows you how to reveal the beauty of your spirit and embark on a journey of self-discovery and positive life transformation."
Media Appearances (6)
Germany Kent Speaks on Social Media Etiquette
Clarity from Chaos radio
Conversation with Germany Kent. Finally someone has put together a book that discuss how to build character and heart into our social media. Ms Kent, in her new book: "You are what you Tweet" discusses how to bring positive affirmation not only into your own life, but into social media.
GERMANY KENT | YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET
Stacey Talks - Authors, Leaders, Visionaries radio
Here today to share her expertise on personal development and social media strategy is author, entrepreneur, social media influencer, and Hollywood commercial actress, Germany Kent.
You Are What You Tweet, Germany Kent
Late Night Health radio
You Are What You Tweet, Germany Kent, talks with Mark Alyn about hope. The discussion includes a look at social media like Twitter taking control of young people's lives, how can Twitter improve lives, and how social media is a new form of communication. Join in the conversation as we learn a new way to communicate in the 21st century.
Successful Tweeting | Germany Kent
The Patricia Raskin Show
In the first half hour Patricia will be joined by Germany Kent, author of YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET which is a cheerfully optimistic book filled with humor and strategies that will help you become Twitter-savvy. This inspiring book serves as more than a guide to finding your niche on Twitter. It also gives you the tools you need to master this remarkable communication tool and connect with intriguing people around the world.
You Are What You Tweet: Harness the Power of Twitter to Create a Happier, Healthier Life
Money For Lunch online
This inspiring, encouraging book will teach you how adapting a new mindset and using positivity can propel you to becoming influential on social media and greatly enhance your own life. You Are What You Tweet teaches you how to engage your audience with quality content, making it nearly a prerequisite for you to be in the right state of mind. After reading this book, you’ll learn how, surprisingly, Twitter can help you to find yourself and feel supported to be who you are.
Germany Kent | The Power of Twitter
Barry Moltz radio
On episode #339 of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about the power of Twitter and how it can be an essential marketing tool for small business. Segment 1: Germany Kent is a social media influencer, author, and entrepreneur. A corporate executive turned successful Hollywood commercial actress and media personality, she has interviewed Oscar and Grammy-winning performers, pro athletes, business leaders and newsmakers. She is the author of the new book “You Are What You Tweet: Harness the Power of Twitter to Create a Happier, Healthier Life”.
Event Appearances (1)
Journalism & Social Media Breakout Session
Stamps Scholars National Convention Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Sample Talks (1)
Germany Kent Speaks on Cyberbullying and Social Media Etiquette at Georgia Tech
Internationally-known social media anti-cyberbullying advocate Germany Kent is a master motivator, social activist and award-winning speaker. The Tech Trailblazer has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, The Doctors, FOX, and NPR. In this video she speaks on social media etiquette, digital branding and cyberbullying at the 2017 Stamps Scholars Conference at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Tips for optimizing your twitter feed and thriving online
Tips for creating a perfect Twitter profile
Tips for a positive, rewarding presence on Twitter
Multi-Media Personality Germany Kent: “I aspire to inspire,” says the Mississippi native who has been busy promoting her 10th critically-acclaimed book, You Are What You Tweet: Harness the Power of Twitter to Create a Happier, Healthier Life.