The Follow Up…

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Following up with someone you have reached out to to pitch can be tricky. I don't know about you, but I'm always left biting my nails when it comes time to follow up! 

Is it too soon?  Do I appear like I don't really care if I wait to follow up?

 It's such a fine line I find myself teetering on all of the time after time has passed from sending an email or leaving a message. 

Should I follow up in 3 days? In 3 weeks? 

Unfortunately, there is no one fits all answers.  I can say I have never made the mistake of harassment, thank God.  I know people who ride a fine line of harassment when it comes to connecting with and following up with executives.  A possible solution may be to put yourself in the shoes of the person you are seeking to build a long lasting relationship with. Ask yourself, 

Self…if I were on the other end of this email or phone, what kind of person would I want to build a relationship with; someone who has patience and understand how busy my workload can be, or who can respect my time and maybe even my silence." 

 Unfortunately, someone’s silence may mean they aren’t interested. Either way you need to respect it. Would you want to build a relationship with one who is so persistent that they call and email you until you pick up the phone or until you are forced to give them a final answer?  No matter how many emails and calls it take?  I've heard some executives say, "Keep calling me until I get back to you."  It's because they are busy and they may like to be reminded. However, I know that ain't the majority of how people think. It's a very fine line.  

Then there is the pride issue. 

"I ain't calling them anymore, I've already called twice!

Who's Guilty? That would be me. My pride has probably lost me a couple of deals. 

I personally like to wait at least 2-3 weeks before following up unless specifically told to do otherwise. Aside from letting executives know when something major has happened in my life, or that I have recently completed another project, or simply to do some relationship building, I don’t otherwise reach out to them. I like to respect our business relationship. Your goal should be to establish a long lasting relationship with them, and respecting their time and decision is the first key to building the relationship. Yes, silence may be a decision. 

Tell me, (maybe help me) how do you follow up with people? 

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How to Pitch your Project with Tim Gibbons…

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I stumbled upon a video of Tim Gibbons discussing his success with pitching.  It was, How To Pitch A TV show with Tim Gibbons....

People have asked me if they need to do a pitch bible/treatment if they are planning to fund their project themselves. I believe no matter how your project comes to fruition, you need a bible/treatment in order to know your project inside out. If you don't take my word for it... take Tims, he'll tell you exactly what I've been saying for months!

Click the link to view:

How To PItch a TV Show with Tim Gibbons

Jump. Leap. Fly! 

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Hi creatives! 

I'm checking in and holding you accountable. How are things going with your pitches content creators? Have you created a wishlist, created emails, taken the next steps to get in front of the people you need to to make things happen? 

Make sure to connect with at least 3 people on your wish list before end of next week so that you can pitch them your idea in the coming weeks! 

Ask yourself, who can help take your project to that next level? Tell them your story!

Playing it safe, is too risky for what you have set out to do. Don't wake up years from now angry because you realized you've played it too safe. 

I'm hoping you step out and am wishing you great success in the coming weeks! 

JUMP...LEAP...FLY!

Proud To Say I Coached Her Pitch!

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Proud to Say I Coached Her Pitch — I recently coached Lucinda with her pitch on Queen Boss. Her story was captivating! Did YOU SEE THE JUDGES FACES? Lol. There was ethos to tug at their hearts, wow moments, and great tag lines. I remember the epiphany I had with changing her number to represent dollars.   
I thank God for giving me the secret sauce & pitching anointing to really do what I do in entertainment. 

Check out Lucinda Cross-Otiti's pitch on Queen Boss on BET HERE

The entire show airs tonight! 

LETS SEE IF MY COACHING HELPED! 

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Researching Your Subject 

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There is one way to learn more about the person and/or company you are trying to pitch.  Research. Researching the person you are planning to pitch will work in your favor immensely!  

Can you imagine how impressed the person you are pitching will be when they see you've done your homework and used what you know and built it into your pitch?!?! 

I've taken the liberty to give you a few TIPS to research your potential subject so that your next pitch can go even better than planned! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KIHmMu342c
Research your Subject Before Pitching
Click below if the video doesn't play. ​
The Pitch 101- Researching the Subject

These Books and Podcasts Helped Shape My Success in 2016! 

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My 2016 was explosive! I did a lot of self development and networking this year. Duh...I connected with all of you! 

Here are 8 books and 7 podcast that I read and listened to this year. I learned so much from them all! They really helped to shape my successes in 2016. These helped to build me in areas I was weak, grow me in areas I was ignorant (especially as an entrepreneur), they were encouraging and motivating!  

This year I plan to go deeper! And will soon share my reading and podcast list with you too. But for now, here is my self development year in review!

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Warning! Are You Overselling Your Pitch With Hyperbole? 

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I recently did a live video on Facebook about pitching hyperbole and am sharing a portion of it with you.  

This video discuss the mistake many have made while pitching, that is, exaggerating how good your project is and how much it will sell by "pitching Hyperbole". 

In this video, I give examples of the common mistakes content creators make of overselling television or film projects, as well as, 3 examples you can use to reframe the sell by simply answering "why" and "how". 

I want to point out that by "pitching hyperbole" and not pitching the story, you can possibly lose your chance of pitching to that person ever again because they will consider you a waste of their time, but, you'll better understand after you listen to this video.

Check it out by CLICKING THE LINK BELOW.

​​​​​Warning? Are You Overselling Your Pitch With Hyperbole?

Creatively,
Squeaky Moore 

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