Whenever I start a new project or I want to try out a new idea for ListProducer.com I always run it past my friends first. It’s not just for their great advice, but because talking it through can often help me understand what I want from my project or idea.
Friends aren’t just great for advice they can help you to get more done. I’ve written before about having a friend as an accountability buddy, but friends can also push you to achieve more than you thought possible. For example, my friend Terri and I run an online course called Lights Camera Expert, which helps experts, entrepreneurs and authors get media attention. Read more
As technology gets more and more advanced, we tend to forget how we used to do things.
Think of how shocked kids are when they hear how you did homework before the internet. (No one appreciates the dewey decimal system anymore!)
But are we becoming too reliant on technology? While it certainly makes our lives more convenient, we now bypass certain steps that helped us to stay on top of our organizational game.
Here are some ways kickin’ it “old school” will make you more productive:
Remember the Typewriter – This old piece of tech is symbolic of a whole generation, you’d be hard pressed to find a black and white movie that doesn’t include a typewriter. One of the downsides to the typewriter was that if you made a mistake you had to start over again. As much of a pain as this may be it made you more conscious of what you were typing. Read more
No matter who you are or where you’re from, if you’re reading this blog, I can almost guarantee that you’re an expert in something?
Don’t believe me?
Well let me explain. An expert is defined as someone who is “very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area”. Too many people think that being an expert means you have to be the best or the most knowledgeable on the earth.
But that’s not true! There’s plenty of space for multiple experts to exist in any given field.
And you could be an expert at a bunch of topics that don’t even have to do with “what you do” for a living.
Take me for instance, I’m a TV producer by day but I’m also a list-making expert. It’s a skill I use as a producer but I’ve perfected my method and teach it to others – like those currently enrolled in my Listful Thinking Masterclass.
What are you an expert in?
Maybe it’s how to pick out the perfect outfit or brunch spot or raising picky eaters or maybe it’s marine biology or something else.
You have something to say about what you know. People deserve to hear it. So now what?
My other expertise aside from list making is having a keen eye for talent and who would make a great media feature or guest. I deal with experts all in day in my job as a news producer. I work specifically on health news so I’m always looking for doctors and health professionals to interview. Because of this I have a finely tuned sense for what makes a person ‘media’ ready.
The question I’m asked most often is “How do I get on TV?”
So I created a FREE 3-part video course called “How to Be a Media Magnet” with my friend and colleague Terri Trespicio. Terri is a former magazine editor for Martha Stewart and brand strategist with a TEDx talk that’s gotten almost 2 million views.
In our FREE 3-part video series, “How to Be a Media Magnet,” you’ll learn:
- What the media wants and what pitches will grab their attention
- What mistakes to avoid when approaching the media
- Overcoming the fear of not being “good enough”
- How to get spots on TV, radio, and magazines
Don’t wait, because the free course is available for a limited time.