Days After Media Training – How it Worked

These clients enjoyed a recent media training workshop prior to the National Publicity Summit, an event where they pitch the media directly.  These people went through media training so they would show up looking, sounding, and feeling media ready. Listen to what happened before and after … in their own words.

Media Training Is Not Just About a Reporter Interviewing You . . . It’s So Much More

The following is an excerpt from the new book “Media Secrets: A Media Training Crash Course   Navigating the waters of the media continues to change—and at record pace Media training used to be focused on what a reporter asked you. Now it can be anyone who interviews you. The interview might be conducted with […]

Leverage Interviews – Make More Each Time

In conjunction with the pre-launch of “Media Secrets, A Media Training Crash Course”, I’d like to share 7 Secrets to Help You Leverage Media Attention Here’s what I talk about: The Media Needs Your Help … more than you know Make Their Lives Easier – and they’ll make yours better A New Spin on Plugging: […]

Media Secrets / Rich Authors / Race to 7 Figures

Hello people who check out my blog, I’m trying to be better about communicating with folks here and those I’ve met along the way. Below are a few interesting things I’m up to… In a few months, my next book will be released, Media Secrets … A Media Training Crash Course.  It has some new and interesting techniques […]

What Media Training Really Is …

Media Training is more than you think it is. It’s not just about body language.  It’s so much more. In this video, you’ll hear my view on media training and what it means in the 2000’s.  When speaking to the media, you must have more than just pretty body language.  The media and the audience need […]

Pick a Producer’s Brain

Monday, June 26th I’ll be leading another one of my open calls with PR people.  This is where I answer your questions and provide general help / advice. What’s the catch?  There isn’t one.  I’m not even selling anything.  Sure, if we haven’t worked together, I’d like to show up in a way where I’m […]

State of the Selfie Report

As a media trainer, I must constantly watch the changing media landscape and see how it effects your ability to spread your message to the world. In the last year we saw Ellen Degeneres “shut down the internet” with her Oscar selfie.  We’ve seen “selfies with our President.” Celebrities and teenagers have mastered the “art” […]

4 Ways to Make Conference Calls Less Terrible

By Rob Bellmar   JANUARY 28, 2015 No one wants to sit on a boring conference call, especially when they have other work to do. But that’s the reality for a lot of people, at least according to recent InterCall research on the rise of mobile conference calls and employee conferencing behavior. With 82% of employees admitting to […]

Energy Counts in Media Interviews

Here is a side by side example of great / high energy and low / almost non-existent energy. This just goes to show that energy and smiling counts. (Try to make it to the end.) One word answers?  Really?!! As a media trainer, I look for the fastest way to get people to “show up.” […]

Worst News Stories of 2014?

Mother Jones released it’s “Worst News Stories” of the year article. Check out some of the videos in the piece.  What do you think?   The Worst Segments That Appeared on Cable News in 2014 Or, the year in Don Lemon. -By Sam Brodey – Tuesday, Dec. 23rd 2014 In 2014, it was hard to […]