Meet a Member: Tiffany Ervin

I met Tiffany Ervin last fall when she showed up as our tour guide for a walking tour as part of our NFPW Conference in South Carolina. Did I mention she was wearing four-inch high heels all day for the walking tour? She was a great tour guide and it was a great experience. She showed off the first selfie-stick I had ever seen, so we posed for several photos during the day. Tiffany is always sharing her singing and speaking talents with others. I enjoy following her on social media — in part so I can see the great places she shares her talents and I look forward to seeing her weekly #TuesdayShoesday update. She is another unique and unbelievable NFPW member I am honored to call a friend.

Tiffany ervin

Tiffany Ervin

Name:   Tiffany Ervin

City and State:  Flat Rock, NC

Affiliate and any leadership positions:

Media Women of South Carolina

Years a member of NFPW: 3

Tell us a little about you.  

I was a broadcasting major at the University of South Carolina (GO GAMECOCKS!!) who worked in public relations, fundraising and special event planning for more than 20 years before FINALLY working for a television station. I am a freelancer who has worked as a sideline reporter, television/radio personality, and a professional commercial spokesperson in the last four years. My experiences as both a preacher’s kid and a “has-been beauty queen” (as well as my current lifestyle as a freelancer) have given me lots of material for my current career ambition – to become a sought-after keynote speaker.

Any career advice you would give?

Tiffany Ervin, center front, taking a group selfie on a pre-conference walking tour in South Carolina.

Tiffany Ervin, center front, taking a group selfie on a pre-conference walking tour in South Carolina.

Two things…

First – “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘possible.'” – I have learned it’s never too late to live out your goals and dreams if you have the right resources. Resources aren’t just talent and experience – they also include a willingness to never stop learning and growing, as well as a strong support system of friends, colleagues and mentors.

Second – “Done is better than perfect.”  Apparently delegating isn’t one of my strong points. So learning to let others help me has been a challenge, but it certainly makes life easier!

Which talent would you most like to have?

Dancing!  As a singer, instrumentalist & public speaker, I’m never afraid to be in front of a crowd.  I would never imagine myself “Dancing With The Stars,” but I would like to just have fun on a public dance floor without being an embarrassment to my friends!

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Right where I am!! I love to travel, but I am always so happy to come home Upstate SC & Western NC – the mountains, the people, the weather, the activities & my family & friends…what more could I ask for!?

What book are you reading?

Don’t Bet Against Me by Deanna Favre

What would people be surprised to learn about you? 

Tiffany Ervin rocking one  her 100 pairs of shoes.

Tiffany Ervin rocking one of her 100+ pairs of shoes.

Probably no one would be surprised to learn I own more than 100 pairs of shoes. But even though I’m a self-proclaimed fashionista & I love wearing a different outfit every day, I’m also very “thrifty” when it comes to shopping! I have “shopping rules” with specific spending limits on my clothing purchases! The thrill of the hunt at consignment & thrift stores is just as exciting as wearing a “new” outfit.

Why is your affiliate and NFPW important to you?

I only came to learn of NFPW and the South Carolina Media Women a few years ago. Even as the “new kid” in the group, I was immediately made to feel welcome and included. I have been inspired, challenged, educated and gently pushed to pursue my dreams and have made some amazing friends along the way. I look forward to many more years of involvement in this organization!

Way to follow you on a website, twitter, Facebook, etc. 

Facebook.com/tiffanyervinofficial

Twitter & Instagram: @TiffanyErvin

http://www.tiffanyervin.com

Also on YouTube, Meerkat, Periscope, Pinterest & WordPress

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