April 28, 2017

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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How to Get on Television – What Producers Want

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TV NewsTelevision is one of the major mediums for marketing and often one of the most challenging to get noticed by. With a clear vision and great story you can get booked.

Consider all the relevant TV shows in which you want your news or story to be presented.

Start visualizing and creating a list of shows where you would like to see your story. I suggest that you jot down at least 15 to 20.

Do your research about the show prior to communicating with them so that you can ensure your story or news is a suitable fit for their major audience & the kind of story or news they typically feature.

Whenever possible, look to create a personal connection with journalists, editors, and especially the secretaries and gatekeepers who hold the key to getting you to the people you want to talk with.  They will be your greatest allies or they can shut the door before you ever get in-depending on how you build those relationships.

Send your story along with a short and to-the-point pitch letter to the producer of your interested TV show in addition to all the required contact info. Pitch videos are encouraged to showcase how you perform in front of the camera.

Remember to include why their audience might find your story interesting.

During a phone conversation with the show organizers, stay excited, keep it brief, & be aware that there’s a very fine line between pitching your story & being pushy.

Most editors fancy a personal pitch as opposed to a typical press release.

Ensure that you come up with a strong and catchy subject line for your news or story. After all, just like you, there may be several other people who want to grab a spot on a popular TV show.

Make sure you follow up after 7 days if there’s no response from the show organizers.

While following up, remember to keep your cool. At best, appreciate the producers & editors for giving their valuable time to consider your news or story. Even if they might not need you at the moment, you might get an unexpected call from them in the near future.

Hence, never lose hope. Keep your eye on the goal!!!

How have you gotten booked on television?

Share a link to your favorite show or interview.

To your business & life success,

Shannon Burnett-Gronich

 

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The Power of Mentors – 7 Strengths to Business and Life Success

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Findhandsmentorsing an individual who’ll guide you all the way to success can be among the biggest decisions of your life.

A mentor is a person whom you can look up to, somebody who’s been in the same place as you are today & knows how to find his way right to the top. A good mentor could be a person who is successful in his industry & is ready to share his experience with others. A mentor could also be a person who has experienced high and low days and wants to share his strength and knowledge to see others succeed.

Trustworthiness

Since the goal of your mentor is to ensure your success, he is most likely going to tell you how they honestly feel on a given topic. When you’re with your family members or friends, they might tell you whatever things you would like to hear; however a mentor tells you the things that you actually need to hear.

Guide 

A mentor helps guide you towards the right path, suggests important contacts, courses, reading material, etc. Even though he may not contact individuals on your behalf, purchase reading materials for you, or register you for any course, he’ll show you the road map which will allow you to find your own route to success and growth.

Learn from His Mistakes

By learning from the mistakes which your teacher made while achieving success themselves, you’ll be able to avoid making similar ones, thus saving you valuable time and money.

Bring Out Your Strengths

A mentor can bring the best out of you even if you do not necessarily identify with those qualities in yourself yet. After all, you want someone who is capable of bringing out the talent and story within you.

Help Overcome Your Weaknesses

Hearing your weak points can be one of the most difficult aspects of a mentoring relationship; yet, these same aspects can hold you back in your career and life. In business one of the common weak points people work to overcome, is lack of experience or credibility. You can often collaborate with an expert in your industry to help build your brand.

Motivation 

All of us have days or times when we feel like things are not going the way they should. A mentor has an ability to encourage you using a simple statement which affirms that you are on the right path even if things don’t appear to be going well enough. A mentor has the ability to assure you everything is going well since he’s been there previously.

Discover the Undiscovered

Every one of us is gifted with numerous skills which we might not even be in tune with yet. A mentor can assist you in exploring what those skills may be as well as show you how to make the best use of those in order to accomplish your goals. Identifying these hidden skills might even transform your life and business objectives.

definition of mentor

Mentors play a huge role in offering the knowledge, advice, inspiration, and assistance which we need from time to time. The fact is, you must have a mentor for every aspect of your life including business.

Who has been your greatest business mentor?

What areas of marketing are you looking for mentorship?

To your business & life success,

Shannon Burnett-Gronich

 

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Where To Start With Attracting Publicity – Why An Expert Power Bio Will Make You Money

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Everyone is always asking, “Where do I start?” when seeking the attention of the media.

You start with your Expert Power Bio!

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Rather than a resume, it all starts with your bio or what I refer to as your Expert Power Bio.

Here are a few reasons why the Expert Power Bio will make you money.

Stand Out from the Crowd

An expert power bio helps your product or service stand out from the crowd because it offers all the necessary info to your clients about you before making their final decision. It helps them know who you are, your experience in the given field, as well as why they must consider you before all the other experts in your field. With a powerful and influential bio, you get enough opportunity to be original and make yourself stand out even in the most competitive markets. A bio could help you develop an expert status in your industry even if you’re just a beginner. As a new business, there are numerous ways to have you positioned as an expert in a very short period of time.

Attract High Paying Clients

The most significant advantage you get by creating an expert power bio is that it greatly boosts your credibility as well as trustworthiness among your audience. As a result, this can lead to more sales and revenues. I have found that if you want to raise the price of your product or services, your target customers will happily accept the price increase since they’ll know that you truly deserve the additional investment. Thus, you can easily transition towards the next level without losing any of the trust and loyalty of your clients. Furthermore, a great bio also boosts your odds of finding high- paying clients in the near future.

Get Booked on TV and Radio

The media wants to know who you are and how you can benefit their followers. A good bio becomes very important if you want to gain some exposure through different media channels such as radio, TV, etc. With an Expert Power Bio, it makes it easy to pitch and get the opportunity to show up on these popular shows and magazines to become a well-known authority almost instantly in your field. Also, this allows you to break through all your worries and stresses and finally enjoy a lifestyle which you truly deserve.

 

At the end of the day it comes down to the fact that people want to know who you are and why they should listen to you.

You can grow your business almost overnight with this essential tool.

What ways are you currently using your bio?

Please comment below with your bio ideas and strategies.

Shannon Gronich

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How to Get Booked on Radio – You Are More Powerful Than You Think

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Radio interviews have a life of their own. They can last a short moment, a month, or even years depending on how you market them.radiomic
If you haven’t been on the radio yet, now is your time. This is one of the quickest ways to showcase you as an authority figure and create leverage to grow your business.

One of the best places to look and get booked is on BlogTalkRadio.com. Blog Talk Radio is the world’s largest online talk radio and podcast hosting platform. There are thousands of shows in various categories. If you follow these few steps you can get booked almost instantly on the radio.

First, you want to have your media kit ready.

Second, research for radio shows that are relevant to your subject matter and determine if the listenership is a good match. Also be creative. Many times there are niche markets we can tap into.

Finally, reach out to the host with your media kit and possible topics they could choose from. When you start contacting the media, it is important to communicate your message clearly and concisely. You want to be sure that you are very clear about who you are and what your business is about. Don’t give too much information – you may overwhelm them and “turn off” the host!

Remember they do not want to provide free advertising but rather content that their listeners will want. Talk in terms of what the listeners will gain and the benefits of having you on the show.

If you help with marketing your presence on their show, include your marketing plans and intention. They love having access to new listeners. When a host knows it is a win-win-win, it is easy for them to say “yes.”

What shows have you or your business been featured on?

How did you get started in radio?

Please comment below with your experience or links to shows
Best Regards,
Shannon Burnett-Gronich

Pay thousands of dollars for a publicist or learn how to do it yourself. http://shannongronich.com/training/oto-mediamagic/

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