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

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. […]

How to PLUG Correctly – Media Interviews

Most people have heard the term, “Plugging.” It usually means to “force your agenda into a media interview.” I think we can do better. Listen to this week’s Success In Media Weekly video strategy to hear the right way to plug during media interviews: In this video, I mentioned the Media Cheat Sheet. Click to get […]

You Are Always “On” – CEO Gets Caught

This is another example of “You Are Always On… When You Are in Front of the Media.” Always remember that conversations before or after an interview count.  In the case of Sainsbury’s CEO, who was about to talk about a £12 billion merger, singing “We’re in the Money” was a bad idea … heard around the […]

Converting Interviews – Success In Media Weekly

Do you convert interviews?  Can you go from interview to web traffic to business and sign ups? Check out this week’s short video lesson… Converting Interviews. This is a topic covered in the #1 International Bestseller, Media Secrets: A Media Training Crash Course.  Check it out today.   Is there something we can help you with? […]

Media Training – Know Your Audience

How important is it for us to take the audience into account when doing media interviews? Pretty important. Watch: Value You may notice that I keep stressing this. Being someone who is known for always delivering value is something that will help you build credibility and a relationship with your audience. Here are just a […]

Be Someone the Media Loves

Be Someone the Media Loves.  What does the media want? What would make you the best media guest? Watch the video above to find out.   Once they love you, you can move to converting interviews… CONVERSION IS WHERE THE ROI IS. Let’s look at your ROI, your Return On Investment. To get a return, […]

How to Become a Professional Speaker

Thank you to speaker and influencer, Jen Groover for interviewing me on How to Become a Professional Speaker. Want to learn how to become a paid professional speaker?? My good friend, author Jess Todtfeld and I chat about what it takes and some secret strategies we have used over the years. Posted by Jen Groover on […]