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4 Ways to Organize Your Closet With Ease

I am a huge Marie Kondo fan, I love how she know how to make decluttering look so simple. In reality though I sometimes find decluttering and ongoing and tiresome task. Besides what exactly do you do with your wardrobe once it’s decluttered? How do you make it work for you?

Monisha Kapur is a stylist and wardrobe consultant – so I figured why should I try to tell you how to organize your closet when I can just defer to her expertise. Plus she was a student of mine in my online course teaching experts how to get media attention.

In my latest video interview, Monisha reveals her favorite app for organizing your closet. You can watch it here!

Here are some of Monisha’s top tips: Read more

An Easy Exercise to Help You From Drowning in Lists

In just a few days my bud and business partner Terri Trespicio and I will be headed to the Speak to Sell conference with Lisa Sasevich in Florida. Whoo hoo – can’t wait for some sun! It’s been a long winter.

After the conference my husband and I are heading to Miami for a few days of vacation and a chance for us to check out for a little bit! (Plus to celebrate our wedding anniversary – 9 years!)

As exciting as this all is, it means I’ve got several lists going all at once.

  • Lists for the conference
  • Lists for my vacation (altho I’ll still be working)
  • Lists for everything I have to catch up on before I go

I feel a bit like I’m drowning in lists.

It’s times like these that I have to step away from my usual tactic of just getting things done and zoom out a bit. – Otherwise I get too wrapped up in the small stuff and lose sight of the bigger picture.

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to do a workshop training with Ali Brown. She’s an amazing coach for entrepreneurs and she interviewed me for her podcast “Glambition Radio” about my book “Listful Thinking” a while back.

One of the things she taught in this creativity workshop was how to shift your focus. And it involved buying magazines! (My guilty pleasure!)

The idea is to go to a store and get yourself a magazine you would never normally read, which for me could be on something like golf or surfing or the National Geographic. But for you it could be anything that you wouldn’t consider yourself to be interested in.

Now when you read that magazine you have to be a completely objective outsider. The actual content is not that important to you so you can focus on the way they get their message across.  How do they engage with their readers.

So how does this help your list making efforts?

It can give you loads of idea for your own creative output and how you actually get things done. Can you be more creative about the way that you outsource? But also – stepping outside of our usual routine (it’s scary, I know) can actually spark great ideas and allow you to get more done. It will actually make you more productive and help utilize parts of your brain that might have been a bit sleepy til now.

They say you can travel all around world, but you can never escape yourself. Well that’s not strictly true. The magazine exercise allows you to take a break from your own mind and usual way of thinking and take a vacation in someone else’s hobby for a bit – and who knows what you might take away!

Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Get on TV

“How do I get on TV”

As a senior TV news producer for nearly 20 years that is a question I’m asked a lot.

Honestly it’s not as difficult as you would think.

You don’t have to have special credentials, you don’t have to have a PR person or have a huge social media following — but what you do need to know is what the media is looking for.

If you are trying to get on TV, in magazines, on radio, etc. sometimes it’s more about what not to do!

OMG – in my career I can’t even tell you how many bad pitches I’ve been sent through the years!!

Well actually – I probably could because I’ve kept them all in my “bad pitches” folder. 🙂

Sometimes you can tell that the core idea isn’t bad, but the expert or publicist just don’t know how to present it correctly.

So what are these pitches faux pas and pitfalls? Well that is something I can teach you.

Register now for my FREE online training, “5 (Little-Known) Secrets to Snagging Media Attention (that Even PR Pros Get Wrong) on March 13th @ 8pm ET and March 14th @ 3pm ET.

I’m co-hosting it with Terri Trespicio who served as a senior editor for Martha Stewart for many years, hosted her own radio show and has appeared on all kinds of top-tier media like, “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” and many more!

I actually booked her as guest when I was at Fox News Channel.  That’s how we met!

During this live webinar, we’ll show you:

  • What the media is (and isn’t) 
interested in
  • How to get the media to take you seriously
  • The real reason you aren’t hearing back
  • The things everyone gets wrong about pitching the media

You’ll leave this webinar with ideas and actions you can take right away to start upping your media game!

Register now for my FREE online training, “5 (Little-Known) Secrets to Snagging Media Attention (that Even PR Pros Get Wrong) on March 13th @ 8pm ET and March 14th @ 3pm ET.

Tune In For My Radio Show

Since I started ListProducer.com and wrote Listful Thinking  I’ve been on my fair share of radio shows. It’s a nice way to meet new people, many of whom are often list makers themselves. Plus I always find we have really interesting conversations about what it really means to be more productive.

Although I’ve spent my career in television I like to think I know a bit about radio. My husband Jay works for CBS Sports Radio so I must have learned a little bit through the years!

So when Terri Trespicio, my friend and co-founder of our online video course Lights Camera Expert and I were approached to host our own show, we immediately agreed – what could be more fun? Read more

How to Organize a Successful Workshop

I’m super pumped this week, because my friend and partner in crime Terri Trespicio and I recently hosted our first live event! It wasn’t hosted by an organization or a conference – it was hosted by us – it was our baby!

Many of you know I created an online course called Lights Camera Expert after being asked “How do I get on TV?” so many times by experts who were sick of seeing everyone else in their field snatch up the airtime.

So we took them behind the scenes of what it’s like to work at a TV show or magazine, how to get a producer or editor’s attention and continue to get asked back.  And we pushed the video course out into the world about a year ago.

What happened next is not something we expected. Read more