“Never underestimate the power of a tweet.” – Germany Kent
About Germany Kent
Germany Kent (born Evelyn Palmer on July 29, 1975) is an American print and television journalist, former beauty queen, author, actress, businesswoman, model, producer, activist and philanthropist; she has been involved in news reporting since 1992.
Kent, regarded as a Social Media Expert, has been featured in multiple major news publications, including INC. Magazine, Fast Company, Bloomberg, The Examiner, and various others. She has made numerous media appearances, including segments on NPR, AOL.com, in addition to appearing on Scripps’ syndicated magazine show The List.
Kent has authored ten nonfiction books (the Hope Handbook series), best-selling written work (The Hope Handbook) and her most recent award-winning book (You Are What You Tweet), about social media ethics, which maintains a 4.7 rating on Goodreads.
Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Kent is the daughter of Lula Palmer, a businesswoman and politician, and Charles Palmer, a retired school administrator and disc jockey. Kent began acting in school plays in the 5th grade and was later a teenage beauty queen. She was a team leader in upward bound and worked alongside community leaders to aid programming for job corp students. She graduated from North Panola High School in Sardis, Mississippi, where she served as a cheerleader, band majorette and editor of her school newspaper, and was voted to the Homecoming Court each of her four years. In her senior year, she was voted Miss North Panola, Prom Queen and “Most Likely To Succeed.”
A speech champion while in high school, Kent consistently won in the Speaking division of the Distributed Education Clubs of America (DECA). She penned the class poem her senior year, and participated in many artistic activities. She credits impromptu competition and announcing to large crowds for her career in broadcasting.
Throughout her life and career, Kent has been significantly involved in non-profit and civic organizations, and her charity work continues to be a platform of interest.
Kent is known publicly as an inspirational figure, officially adopting the name, The Hope Guru™. Through her platform of motivating others, she has been at the forefront of producing original quotes, which have been widespread over the internet in her honor.
In 2015, she became a spokesperson for the I Share Hope campaign.
In May 2015, SEO.com named Kent in the Top 50 Most Socially Shared Twitter Marketing Articles for a piece she authored for Business 2 Community.
In June 2015, Kent received the Readers’ Choice Gold Award for You Are What You Tweet. Kent is ranked #13 on Onalytica’s 2015 list of Top 100 Social Media Influencers and Brands. In November 2016, Kent was named on a list by Evan Carmichael as one of the Top 100 Social Media Experts to Follow on Twitter.
(Source – Wikipedia)