Melissa Ruth's Blog (16)

Two new radio shows!

I recently embarked on the adventure of becoming a radio show host.

In my effort to study and report on people who have dealt with change in a positive way and those who have learned to respond to the battles life brings our ways, I've created two bi-weekly shows on two different radio networks.

This week's guest will be amazing!!!

Shows are live and listeners may call in with their own questions for these guests!

Learn who my guest will be this week by joining these…


Added by Melissa Ruth on June 8, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Radio Interview on 108 Praise Radio

I will be live on 108 Praise Radio, a radio station which is “voicing the gospel” with a multicultural genre of Christian music, news and entertainment creating a living word fellowship on the world-wide-web.

Join me by clicking on the link above and selecting the "Tunein" button at the top. Alternatively, you may dial in to listen in!…


Added by Melissa Ruth on March 13, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Straight Talk for Parents LIVE today at 6pm EST

Click the link below to tune in to the following interview:

Added by Melissa Ruth on March 13, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Author of the month!

In honor of the below announcement, the price for the book has been reduced to $7.99 whether you purchase the eBook or paperback. #AIB

Buy now: Http://…


Added by Melissa Ruth on February 25, 2017 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Author in Business Book Tour at Microsoft Store

I've been blessed these past few months to be part of a book tour at the Microsoft store.  

December was my first in Atlanta, GA.  January was in Houston, TX and this month was this last weekend in Austin, TX. 

Third time is the charm apparently because we were finally able to capture video of my moment in the spotlight.  

I love investing in others by sharing a bit of my story...I hope this little tidbit of my story encourages you as well.…


Added by Melissa Ruth on February 8, 2017 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment


A couple of months ago, I embarked on a new adventure of writing the first of what I hope will be many books.

You see, years ago, I came to a realization.  As a young girl, I had grown up constantly looking for my Prince Charming to come and whisk me away from all of my troubles.  It was this mindset that stopped me from accepting the one man God had for me as he was.  I had to stop looking to my husband to be my Prince Charming and start realizing that not only was he a…


Added by Melissa Ruth on October 29, 2016 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

Why you should consider custom phone numbers

In this day and age, most of us have mobile phone and use them as our primary means of communication with the world.

As we move across the country, I see an increasing number of people who choose to keep their 'original phone number' due to so many people having it. Old colleagues, good friends and even family. Not to mention all the saving and membership clubs that you used that old phone number for. However, the issue here is that everyone has that number and, that means you have no… Continue

Added by Melissa Ruth on March 19, 2016 at 9:05pm — 2 Comments

The precious gift of time

Today I went with a group of leaders to give back to those who have given so much...we took valentines to people in nursing homes all over Houston.

What a joy it was to see their smiles when the kids broight them valentines and a small bag of be able to spread a little cheer to those who aren't able to get out as much now but have given so much all their lives.

Throughout the time, I heard one common line.."I'm not from Houston but my (fill in the blank) does and I know… Continue

Added by Melissa Ruth on February 13, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Public Speaking (eeek!)

Public speaking is something I both love and hate.  I absolutely adore inspiring others but oh how nerve wracking it is to be standing in front of hundreds or thousands of people and wondering if your message is getting across.

I recently ran across this article and found it to be fascinating. I thought others here might also find it of value.…


Added by Melissa Ruth on February 2, 2016 at 9:50am — 1 Comment


So often, we are tempted to accept life where it is. 

That it will just be this way forever and we might as well just learn to be okay with it..

We strive for the "american dream" marry that one spouse, to get that one job and to buy that one house, living in the same city until we die. 

There's nothing wrong with that dream if it's what you want but what do we do when life doesn't go the way we want?

You grab a hold of it and accept that it MUST…


Added by Melissa Ruth on January 30, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Captions on Cisco Phones

Recently, I was asked to participate in a video Cisco and ClearCaptions were making regarding captioned phones. They flew me down to California in February and taped the video on Cisco headquarters.

The video is finally out and there is a nice press release too! The words I spoke were my own and I was not compensated for my part in this video.

This service is now available at my employer's site because I asked a simple question at a business dinner one night. To me, this is…


Added by Melissa Ruth on April 17, 2013 at 12:03am — No Comments

Clear Captions for Cisco

So...on Friday, I was part of a video Cisco was doing about captioned phones for the hard of hearing in business. It was a blast! I thought I would be nervous with the camera, lights, and sound equipment all around. Instead, it was exhilarating! Now I can think of nothing else other than doing it again! Have any of you had such an experience?

Added by Melissa Ruth on March 4, 2013 at 12:18am — No Comments

New Favorite Quote!

Every so often I find a great quote I really love.

This one, in particular, I found today:

When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that's a sign that something really good is about to happen. You're about to grow and learn a lot about yourself.”

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

I found this particularly motivating due to the fact I'm expecting to go through some…


Added by Melissa Ruth on February 13, 2013 at 12:27am — 2 Comments

New Resume and new feature PowerPoint!

I have revised my resume to focus on my business management skills and created a PowerPoint that shares the highlights of my last 3 years at Lockheed Martin.

You can access them both from the following link:

Added by Melissa Ruth on September 17, 2012 at 12:33am — No Comments

New Resume

I have spent some time updating my resume.  My new resume can be found here:

Melissa Ruth, MBA Resume

Added by Melissa Ruth on May 21, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments

My Resume and Cover letter.

Wondering what I have to offer?  Wondering why you need Melissa?  Here's a little about my history and qualifications:

  • Recently completing my MBA has provided me the knowledge to jump into this position with both feet running.  Couple my education with…

Added by Melissa Ruth on May 10, 2012 at 1:24am — No Comments A community of professionals focused on brand strategy for brand energy.

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