I’ve mentioned in previous episodes the general mistakes that people can make when pitching themselves for visibility opportunities. So this time, I’m going to dig a little deeper and share what a real-life bad pitch can look like!
Please note that it is NOT my intention to mock the work of other people. Each of the mistakes I cover here is incredibly common – and in some cases, I’ve made them myself.
All I want to do is give you the confidence to get out there and start pitching yourself.
Topics covered include:
- How your pitch and all communications should reinforce your brand values. If you’re not careful, a poorly thought out pitch can not only get denied but can actually reflect poorly on your brand.
- How a little last-minute tweaking could have turned these pitches from non-starters into successes.
- The importance of doing the legwork and ‘bridging the gap’ to help you avoid pitching a guest or topic that’s irrelevant to your targeted podcast audience.
- Why tailoring your talk topics for each podcast you approach is the key to success.
- When is the right time to follow-up?
- Ditch the presumptuous and arrogant language. Give the host an out.
- If you’re using a template, make sure you personalize it carefully!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Get your free downloadable version of Angie’s roadmap for podcast pitching success
- Book a discovery call to see if Angie can support YOUR visibility needs
- Join the Go Pitch Yourself Facebook community
- Follow Angie on Instagram – and submit your screenshots when you’re ready to Go Pitch Yourself
- Get more info at Angie’s website
Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!
Can’t wait to connect again!
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