A talk show host, producer, and author, Tiana Heath aka MsTeeTalk has been part of the media industry for the last 8 years. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, she has always been passionate about helping people narrate their stories. More commonly known for her web show, ‘Tee Talk,’ Tiana gained her confidence by leading video logs about many topics ranging from personal anecdotes, hair tutorials, pop culture analyses, and many others. This became a blossoming interest for her, directing her education into a similar field where she would find success. Tiana graduated with her scholastic focus on Radio and Television from Brooklyn College, earning her Associates Degree in 2015 and her Bachelors in 2017. Following her graduation, Tiana revamped her video log series to become an interview series with the same familiar name, ‘Tee Talk,’ and expanded her series to conduct over a hundred interviews including notable artists R&B singer Bobby V and rapper Twista. Her most recent venture, Missing on Long Island, is an investigative YouTube series with a mission to highlight strange disappearances while helping victims’ families. A passionate writer, Tiana loves to share her experiences through her writing. Her e-book, Harness the Power of Media Hosting, is all about empowering aspiring media hosts to tackle the challenges of the media in the 21st century. Tiana has always remained consistent over the years – she truly desires a platform to give others to shine in a remarkable way.
Why is your business a business to watch in 2021?
My business is a business to watch in 2021 because I provide quality and thorough interviews with many people such as photographers, artists, business owners, and much more. I provide a platform for those to narrate their story whether their just getting started or an notable figure.
What inspired your to start your business?
I was inspired by the change of social media and where it was going at the time. 2012, YouTube was pretty popular and I wanted to showcase some interviews, hair reviews, culture commentary, and more.
How did 2020 change your business? Was it for the better?
2020 has changed in a great way for my brand Tee Talk. Before the pandemic hit I was conducting interviews on a weekly basis in person. Now, I have access to interview anyone from across the world via Instagram live. 2020 has given me an opportunity to grow and network across.
What lessons did you learn in your business in 2020?
In my business in 2020 I learned that I have endless possibilities on who to interview. My credibility in this industry has gone up and I’ve done that by myself and I couldn’t be more proud. I learned that consistency is key.
What kind of impact do you want your business to leave on your client or customer?
I want my show ” Tee Talk” to be a safe space for those to come on and be comfortable to share their story.
What would you say is your most driving motivation to keep doing what you do?
The most driving motivation to keep me doing my show is the people. My audience tune in every week to watch my show currently on Instagram live/Youtube and will always give me feedback. I do this for them.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business? What are the goals that you hold personally?
The goals that I want to accomplish for Tee Talk is for it to be on TV, a feature on TV, or just noticed on a notable platform. I want to be that interviewer that people will remember. I work hard diligently making sure I will accomplish that one day.
What’s next for you in your brand? What can readers look forward to from you?
I want to continue to push the envelope and be a media powerhouse. I have a show called ” Missing on Long Island” which is a docu-series to highlight strange disappearances from Long Island, New York. I will be releasing more episodes of that show plus Tee Talk.