Back to School Success: Actress and Award Winning Speaker Angela Ray Shares Leadership Tips

Angela Ray of Angela Ray International Will Release her Latest Book, Rehearsing for the Leading Role: Lessons I Learned as an Actress That Can Help You Become a Megastar Student Leader.
Rehearsing for the Leading Role by Angela Ray
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ATLANTA - Aug. 12, 2014 - PRLog -- Actress, award winning speaker, and author Angela Ray of Angela Ray International has a passion for inspiring young people.  When she’s not on the set filming a television show or movie, she dedicates her time to speaking to both high school and college students.

Ray will release her latest book, Rehearsing for the Leading Role:  Lessons I Learned as an Actress That Can Help You Become a Megastar Student Leader on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Unique among leadership books for students, Ray blends her career as an actress with leadership tips and shares her Megastar Leadership Philosophy.  As a part of her efforts to help parents and educators help their students, the book can be preordered now at a discount online.

Currently, Ray can be seen on this season’s Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor as the shady landlord, Carol.  Other credits include One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and the film Louis, where she played the role of Louis Armstrong’s mother.  She’s also a special correspondent for Brand Newz, executive produced by Christopher “Play” Martin of Kid n Play.

Rehearsing for the Leading Role features forty short lessons along with interviews with successful college graduates from a variety of professions.  Interviews include Essence bestselling author Stephanie Perry Moore, USA Today College Online writer Patrick O’Brien, and former Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver turned attorney Braynard “Bobby” Brown just to name a few.

“If you are a student leader and ready to become a dynamic leader, then read and absorb the strategies in this brilliant book by my friend, Angela Ray,” states James Malinchak, who was featured on ABC’s Hit TV Show, Secret Millionaire.  Malinchak is also the co-author of the book, Chicken Soup for the College Soul.

Ray is no stranger to inspiring students.  Last year, she presented the SLC Megastar Leadership Conference at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lithonia, Georgia.  This year, she was the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday at Garden City Community College in Kansas.  She also spoke at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina for its Black History Month Celebration.

“It’s back to school time for both high school and college students,” Ray said.  “It’s also the perfect time for parents, counselors, student leadership coordinators, and student activities directors to get students off to a great start for the school year.  This book is a resource to help with their student’s leadership skills which impacts success both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.”

In conjunction with the book release, Ray is adding dates to her Megastar Leadership Tour.  The tour is designed to empower high school and college students on their megastar leadership style using concepts from the book.  Tour stops will be hosted by churches, community centers, libraries, sororities, fraternities, along with high schools and colleges.

Rehearsing for the Leading Role will be released on Tuesday, September 16th however; the book can be preordered at  For more information about ordering the book in bulk, please call 1-855-387-4463, ext. 800.  Or email  To learn more about bringing Ray to speak at an event, please visit

About Angela Ray International

Angela Ray is an award winning speaking, actress, and author who has spoken to thousands of audiences around the country. She created Angela Ray International LLC to empower individuals and organizations. She has worked with a variety of clients including North Carolina Central University, St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Voorhees College, Specialized Contract Services, and Southside Virginia Community College to name a few. A recognized authority on communication, Ray is committed to transforming lives and developing megastar leaders.

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