Q&A with Germaine Moody, Founder at Shop Atlanta Network

Media 7 | August 11, 2021

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Germaine Moody, Founder at Shop Atlanta Network, is one of the most connected professionals in the world, with colleagues and business allies in all 195 countries and territories. He is a global networking event pioneer and a three times BizBash Magazine Reader's Choice Awards, Event Producer Of The Year nominee, among top event producers worldwide. He is also a voting member for the Grammys, or Recording Academy, for the International Fashion Film Awards, and an Advisory Panel member for Bloomberg Businessweek Insight Exchange. His book "The 40 Laws of Networking,” is the largest global collaboration on any book in publishing history and includes entrepreneurs, multimillionaires, serial networkers, government leaders, and business professionals in 130 countries as contributors. He is also the author of “50 Seeds of Greatness” and “5 Rules For Networking With Millionaires & Billionaires”. A conduit of greatness, game-changer, idea generator, and world motivator, Germaine lives with a personal mission to empower and revive the spirit of genius in all people.

I know how difficult it can be to have a business idea, vision, or dream, yet have no access to funding or capital to help make it a reality. I developed Moody Capital Partners (MCP) to invest in big ideas and to build dreams.



MEDIA 7: You have an outstanding career history and a huge network of colleagues and business allies spread out across 195 countries. Could you please tell us a little bit about how you have come to build such an impressive career?
GERMAINE MOODY: 
I started hosting networking events in 2009 and then decided to do a world tour of the events in 2010. From that tour, I’ve been able to meet thousands of business leaders globally and build an incredible network of allies, business partners, and friends. I enhanced my communications skills, observed all cultures, and used everything I learned from that tour and from my guests to create value in some way for everyone I connect with.


M7: What was the most exciting part about collaborating with entrepreneurs, multimillionaires, serial networkers, government leaders, and business professionals across 130 countries for your new book, The 40 Laws of Networking?
GM:
The most exciting part was getting to know several of the contributors worldwide, hearing stories about their life and becoming friends with them. Reading their contributions to the book made me realize just how valuable and important this publication is.


M7: Could you please tell us a little about your other book, 5 Rules For Networking With Millionaires & Billionaires?
GM:
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to build a network that attracts all kinds of people, including several millionaires and billionaires around who are my friends and mentors.
"5 Rules For Networking With Millionaires & Billionaires" reveals the steps and strategies I learned and used to connect to the world's wealthiest people, and how to leverage them to become one yourself.


M7: How does Moody Capital Partners help small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams?
GM:
I know how difficult it can be to have a business idea, vision, or dream, yet have no access to funding or capital to help make it a reality. I developed Moody Capital Partners (MCP) to invest in big ideas and to build dreams. I also use MCP to mentor small business owners, entrepreneurs, and aspiring investors.


Our mission at The National Black Media and Press Association is to ensure equity for media platforms owned and operated by blacks and to ensure that local, national, and international events include black media entities.



M7: As a founding member of The National Black Media and Press Association, could you please tell us about your mission?
GM:
Our mission at The National Black Media and Press Association is to ensure equity for media platforms owned and operated by blacks and to ensure that local, national, and international events include black media entities.


M7: You’ll soon be venturing on a world tour for your book releases. Which countries are you hoping to visit and what’s on your itinerary?
GM:
My “School of Networking” World Book Tour will have stops in the UK (London), South Africa (Johannesburg), Australia (Sydney), Canada (Toronto), France (Paris), and the USA (Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC).


I believe God gives us the ability to love greater and to be unlimited. That alone gives me the confidence, desire, diligence, and perseverance to maximize my life and impact during my time on Earth.



M7: What are some of the big events you have organized with The Moody Gala? Could you tell us a few of them?
GM:
The Moody Gala has produced our annual red carpet PreGrammy Party every year since 2010. We’ve held the PreGrammy Party in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. We’ve also produced a launch party for the DIAS Eyewear global brand and we recently launched our Entrepreneurs & Investors Networking Party to create conversations and opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.


M7: You are an inspiration to several young people around the world. What is your secret behind managing several roles across different industries and public spheres?
GM:
My secrets are my love for people, my love for business, and my love for helping to make the world a better place. I believe God gives us the ability to love greater and to be unlimited. That alone gives me the confidence, desire, diligence, and perseverance to maximize my life and impact during my time on Earth.

ABOUT SHOP ATLANTA NETWORK

Shop Atlanta Network features, markets, advertises, and offers the best products and services from businesses, entrepreneurs, inventors, creators, and celebrities. With this level of visibility and influence, they're able to create resources, opportunities, access, and action to further community growth, generate job creation, and help enhance the lives of all people. Their multimedia and multifaceted platform is designed to help small businesses grow and thrive, even through the toughest economic times. By partnering, they assist with marketing and advertising small businesses, connecting them with other businesses on their platform, and providing continual resources for business advancement and wealth creation.

They love great products, services and creating massive value, so when they come across something great, they also make funding and investment opportunities available to small businesses and entrepreneurs on their platform. They are dedicated to giving back by providing annual donations, scholarships, and grants to further education in the amazing local communities and communities worldwide that support our company. By doing so, they stand in the gap for those in need and help prepare future leaders that will bring forth new ideas, innovations, inventions, products, and more that not only they benefit from but also the entire world.