March 28, 2017

Tips for a Successful Elevator Pitch – Engagement

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MediaMagic Elevator PitchWhile an elevator pitch needs to be short & to the point, it must also feature a well-defined objective. Every example used and point made must work to complement the point that’s being argued during the pitch. For instance, if a job aspirant starts a discussion with a possible employer during a career fair, then their elevator pitch must rotate around why they’re the best person for the job.

Prior to creating an elevator pitch, it’s crucial for you to actively envision the intended goal of the dialogue & formulate an objective from there.

The next step must be to explain how you’re going to accomplish your intended goal. For example, a job candidate must highlight the experiences and skills which make him/her the best person for the required position. Most professionals find this part of the elevator pitch quite challenging and end up losing their focus.

You want each single step of your elevator pitch to strengthen or support the proposed goal of the talk.

Lastly, it’s important that you let your intended prospect know why their role is so important for you to attain your goal. For instance, if the intended objective of your pitch is to acquire an investor for your company, then you want to emphasize how the investor’s assistance can benefit your company.

It’s critical that your elevator pitch is specific & crafted in a way such that your target audience knows why they’re invaluable for accomplishing the final goal.

What would you say if you were stepping into an elevator with Oprah or someone you wanted to connect with who would transform your business?

To your business & life success,

Shannon Gronich Media Magic

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7 Fundamentals for Your Press Kit

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press kit Media MagicA media or press kit is an essential part of your marketing strategy as it allows the media to take a look at your body of work instantly so that they can make the decision to run your press release quickly without needing to do much outside research.

You want to make your press kit a vital part of your business. It is important these days that your press kit is available both physically as well as electronically.

Here are the fundamentals for every press kit:

1. Articles written by you

Include any previous articles you have written in the past along with the press kit. This will show instant credibility, help you stand out from the crowd, and showcase your writing style and area of expertise. If you are online, you may want to include some of the positive reviews of your blog as well, showing the relevance and interest of customers.

2. Articles written about you

It is always more powerful if a third party expert is talking about you rather than you promoting yourself. If you have come across any articles written about you, add them in your press kit.

3. Power Bio

Make sure your power bio is concise and to the point. In my 12-step power bio complimentary guide, you will find all the details to create a bio that stands out. Offer relevant info about your current field whenever possible. Also, you can add something about your partner, kids, or possibly your interests in a single sentence; however, avoid writing an entire paragraph about them.

4. Action Photos

Pictures are a great way to tell a story and engage readers. Action photos are what the media is looking for to include in articles. Many people believe that a headshot is the most important and, although it is very important, having a shot of you doing what you do in action gains the most attention. A high resolution image of at least 300dpi is required for any print media. Do have an updated headshot as it is needed; however, action photos hands down get picked up and printed more times than a headshot.

5. Press Release

Professional and compellingly-written press releases are one of the most important elements of a press kit. Add your website URL within the press release for additional reference.

6. Other related press clippings or endorsements

These may include quotes from authors, newspapers and magazines, and experts in your industry. Endorsements are great. It is important to include the name of the person, title, & association. Idea endorsements can be powerful; when other experts in the field are agreeing with your point of view, it adds credibility to you!

7. Company Marketing Pieces

You can also consider creating a customized pocket folder in order to distribute your info, along with the business cards, slip sheets, tri-fold brochure, etc. These can help you position yourself and your brand as an expert in your industry. Include your speaker sheet if you want to attract speaking opportunities.

Your goal in creating a suitable press kit must be to offer all of the important info which the media needs if they decide to write about your product/service. Make sure you’ve made the job of the media person easier. A professional, attractive, and informative press kit can really set you apart from the competition.

Share your press kit here for a free publicity opportunity right now!!

Happy to give feedback upon request.

To your business & life success,
Shannon Gronich

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Want More Media Attention – Be a Great Story Teller

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good stories engage peopleWhen you’re putting together any content on the web, you must concentrate on the populace aspect of your story which will have a greater chance of attracting the media.

Populace aspect:

In simple words, it consist of adding a few twists in your plain story which can help you get a media coverage.

Without incorporating such twists which make your story truly compelling to the media, it is very tough to gain the attention of the news reporters.

The truth is, media simply doesn’t care of your story unless it is super interesting.

You need to be able to create a story which affects most if not every single reader of the publication.

The fact is, reporters are interested in pleasing their editors & editors are interested in publishing the type of stories which are likely to increase the sales of their newspapers or magazines.

And this is the whole thing.

And if you have a dry story, it is almost guaranteed that you won’t receive the type of media coverage or attention which you are looking for.

Given below are some of the most commonly written news stories:

  • A controversial story.
  • A story about what’s trending in the media already.
  • An outrageous or unusual story.
  • A story that is related to popular celebs/sportspersons.

When you start creating stories which are related to any of the above topics, then you are most likely to grab the interest of both online as well as offline media.

Write a story which packs 2, 3, or even 4 of the above listed angles all at once & you are sure to hit the media quite hard with your powerful story.

In addition, you also want to carefully monitor popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.

Here, you can easily find what types of stories people share on the web and find interesting to read.

Another thing is, media won’t come to you, instead it is your duty to contact them and let them know about your story.

To prepare yourself better, plan everything well in advance.

People prefer to read stories than anything else.

Stories are one of the primary ways of communicating with others.

Storytellers are admired in a number of cultures, and the western world pays both the directors as well as the writers of the TV & films very well both status wise and financially.

Stories are how we communicate & yet in the world of marketing, majority of the businesses disregard the importance of stories & simply focus their entire attention on the facts.

What To Do After Your Story Has Started Attracting Media Eyeballs?

Do not stop after you have started gaining the attention of the media.

Since the reporters will know you by his time, you are likely to become a trustworthy expert which they will want to get in touch from time to time.

You can start looking for ideas for your next story and try to gain more exposure to your brand which is already popular in the news media.

 

Shannon Gronich

 

Do you have a story?

Are you really optimizing it?

Please comment below with your story or story ideas.

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