About Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld has been a TV producer, reporter, host. He is currently President of Success In Media, Inc. providing media training and presentation training to Fortune 500 companies, the U.N., Celebrities, experts and authors.

Jess puts himself in the hot seat as well. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MTV, BBC, CNN and FOX News. He set a Guinness Record for being interviewed the most times in 24 hours ... 112. Need a Speaker for an Upcoming Conference or Convention?
Watch Jess' work as a speaker: www.JessTodtfeld.com

How Can I Protect My Voice? Do’s and Don’ts

It is very easy for us to strain our voices.  What should we do?  Here’s a quick video with some do’s and don’ts:   What do you think? Add your voice strategies in comments below. -Jess  

Should Everyone Have a Podcast?

If you own a business, want to be a speaker, or position yourself as a thought leader, we’ve all been told that you must have a book.  How about a podcast?  What do you think? Here are some of my thoughts.  Add yours in the comments at the bottom.  

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TV Studio in Your Pocket

Just returned from presenting a session on Be the Media: 10 New Media & Social Media Marketing Strategies at the National Speakers Association’s yearly conference Influence. This week’s video comes from that session. Leverage the power of the TV studio in your pocket.  We are so lucky to have so much technology at our disposal.  Are you […]

Media Secrets Interview – With Jess Todtfeld

Thank you to Sylvie Di Giusto for having me on ABC Radio in NYC. In this interview I talk about how to be a great guest, how to get more press, and how to use media to get more of what you want. Check it out: Sylvie was guest hosting for Yitzchok Saflas. Thank you […]

Is IGTV the Next Big Thing?

Imagine learning about YouTube when it first came out.  Would you do a better job of using it as a tool to grow your audience, get more clients or customers, or simply drive more attention to what you are doing? This is what I discuss in this week’s video for my PR and Communications professionals   […]

Plugging Sometimes Feels Inauthentic

Good news… We can do better.  Check out this week’s video:   The following is an excerpt from the book Media Secrets: A Media Training Crash Course A New Take on PLUGing Traditionally, the plug is the product mention by the interviewer or interviewee. This can be your website, company, book, etc. The old idea of […]

The Best Way to Practice Media Interviews

You know what they say… practice makes perfect. When it comes to media interviews, most people never practice.  After doing an actual interview, they realize they are finally warmed up and wish the’d have said a few extra things. Here is the best way to practice:

PR Secret Weapons

This week’s topic… PR Secret Weapons! What did I learn when I was one of the media gate-keepers, a producer on the national level? In this short video, I share a couple of the big mistakes people make as well as how you can avoid making those mistakes. What is it that you’re looking for? Are you looking for more […]

Clichés are Good! … for media interviews

I know this sounds very counter-intuitive but stay with me on this one.  Journalist love to quote other people using clichés.  Did I lose you yet? Ok. This is something that will help you with media interviews. It’s a big aha in media training sessions.  Just check out the video to hear how this works. […]