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How to Get Some of Paris Hilton's TV Time
When your book is mentioned on television, sales go up. Immediately people start looking in book stores and on the internet to find out how to buy it. The more people hear about it, the more they want the book. When several shows are talking about the book, it become a best seller. Look at the success of Oprah's Book club, The Today Show's Book Clubs and all the other shows that feature a writer and their book. Sometimes the writer is interviewed but sometimes the writer doesn't even have to be on the show in order to sell books. It made Mark Victor Hansen, the Chicken Soup book author multi- millions. They have published over 85 books.
But how do you get your book on TV if you do not have a large budget for a PR company? Who can you call to get that first break? How can you get a tape of a good interview so other producers will take a chance and book you? How do you show you are a good guest even though you are new? It takes a lot more than an simple email or phone call saying that you have a book and would be the PERFECT guest.
First- Look at your book and then look at the current news headlines. Is there anything in your book that can relate to the current news? If so, you have a reason to call TV shows and pitch getting on the show. If you are current with the news, you have an excellent chance of getting on. People are already talking about your topic. You can work your way in and then talk about the rest of your book
Second- Make a list of the show you would like to be on. Make sure they are shows that would want to have you. Don't try to get on a cooking show if you are talking about cars. The Shows have to want to talk to you about your subject. Your subject matter should be on target with what the show is about. Look at TV shows, and shows on the web. Watch them and actually see what kinds of books and topics they talk about. Watch the style used.
Third- prepare your pitch. This is where you write out what you want to say when you speak to a producer or leave a message over the phone. Plan what you are going to say. You only have a few seconds to get their attention. Sound solid in your voice and on target. Tell them WHY their viewers will want to see you , don't just say you will be a good guest and they need you on the show. Tell them what is special and unique. Let them know if you give away books or any items when you appear. Leave your phone number 2 times for clarity. Make a list of who you called and what show they were with. Wait and wait for a call back. You can do a follow up call but wait a few weeks.
Dr. Wright is the host of The Wright Place? TV Show, a talk show for women entrepreneurs that can be seen in 5 million homes in Southern California and on the Internet. Subscribe to the Newsletter and Get Your Free Report: 19 Secrets to Advertising the Cable Company Doesn't Want You to Know at http://tinyurl.com/6uqqt
How to Write Press Releases That Work And Get Free Publicity
One study found that as many as 90% of the stories you read every day in the newspaper came about because someone sent a press release. Why aren't some of those stories about you?When people see you in the media, you become familiar, even famous! And it gives you credibility.
Can Your PR Do This?
Can your PR do something positive about the behaviors of those outside audiences that most affect your business, non-profit or association?Can your PR deliver external stakeholder behavior change -- the kind that leads directly to achieving your managerial objectives?Can your PR persuade those important outside folks to your way of thinking, then move them to take actions that help your department, division or subsidiary succeed?Or does the money you spend on public relations pretty much buy personnel mentions in the newspaper and product plugs on radio talk shows?If you want the real thing - the public relations performance described above - start with this reality: people act on their own perception of the facts before them, which leads to predictable behaviors about which something can be done. When we create, change or reinforce that opinion by reaching, persuading and moving-to-desired-action the very people whose behaviors affect the organization the most, the public relations mission is accomplished.
10 Tips to Give Your Press Release The Edge It Needs to Make the News
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Press Releases: Not Dead, Just Evolved
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Put Yourself in the Reporters Shoes
Imagine you're the technology reporter at a daily newspaper. You learn that a new computer virus is making the rounds on the Net and you find that it has shut down three local banks within the past few hours.
Hispanic Media Relations Training: What to Do When Hispanic Media Call
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When Should You Outsource Your PR Efforts?
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Talk Radio Success
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Life After Press Release Distribution?
A few weeks ago I was participating on an on-line message board. One of the members was a new business owner who was very excited about sending out her company's first press release.
The Art Of Persuasive Pitching
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Financial Planners Get Free Publicity With Email
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Cross Cultural Communication & PR
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Media Relations: Should You Pay For News Coverage?
Dear New York Times:I'd like to be quoted in one of your news stories. Enclosed is a check for $500.
Slow Day? Create News
Sometimes there seems to be no client news worthy of coverage. That's when the savvy PR pro digs deep into the old bag of tricks and pulls out one of these ideas to perk things up:* The List* The Index* The Hall of Fame.
How PR Helps Managers Win
Anything that lets managers achieve their managerial objectives is a winner.It's a bullseye when the right public relations alters individual perception leading to changed behaviors among key outside audiences.
PR: Focus on What Matters!
Sure, as a manager, you have a talented member of the PR team assigned to your department, division or subsidiary, or housed at your agency, and s/he is darn good at placing product and service plugs on radio and in the newspaper. Which may be all you want.
If I Were Coaching You
If I were coaching you as a business, non-profit or association manager on how to get the biggest bang for your public relations dollar, I would sum it up for you this way.Use the fundamental premise of public relations to produce external stakeholder behavior change - the kind that leads directly to achieving your managerial objectives.
4th Quarter 2003 Publicity = 1st Quarter 2004 Prosperity
As the year starts to wind down, many businesses and entrepreneurs are making plans and budgets for the year 2004. Those plans could include anything from setting up goals for new products to preparing marketing, sales and PR/publicity campaigns.
Marketing-Minded Financial Planners--Appearing on TV? Tell the World!
It doesn't matter how cruel the reality programs get, there always seems to be an endless supply of people willing to humiliate themselves to get on television. There's just something exciting about appearing in front of millions of people.
The Four Seasons of Publicity - Building an All-Year Publicity
If you're like most publicity seekers, you probably think oneproject at a time. You've got a new product coming out in April,so you send out a release in March.
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