Are you playing safe? 

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Lately I've been feeling so uncomfortable with comfortable. The idea of being "okay" with where I am in life though I haven't reached all of my goals, forces me to ride a fine line of contentment and complacency. 

I love living in the moment and enjoying it for what it's worth. I love celebrating all my small successes. But I'm constantly asking myself, "Is this enough?" "Was this the ultimate goal?" If my answer is, "No, this isn't the ultimate goal," then I have to celebrate and keep pushing the dream. Maybe my dreams are crazy big, which keeps me pushing. But, that's my joy in life; always striving for greater. Comfort for me means I'm settling for something else other than my best.

Are you content with where you are in life? Or are you complacent? Is there a fine line with you too? Then you should ask yourself this question, "Is this my ultimate goal in life?" 

What'd you come up with? 

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PICS #100Pitches: Book Tour – “Exceeded Expectations?”

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When content creator, Aida Sanchez,  said to me while I signed her copy of my book, "This event exceeded my expectations!" I was thrilled!

 A few goals for my book, (#100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To), and tour were to enlighten content creators on the how to's of pitching, give strategies for getting in the door, and help get both green lighters and content creators in the room so relationships could be formed, and later down the road, pitch meetings set. So when TV One's executive, Robyn Green Arrington (VP of Original Programming and Production), offered the entire audience her email for them to pitch her (provided they were patient with her busy schedule), I felt my dreams starting to come true! That was followed by President of FUBU TV, J. Alexander Martin, offering his contact information too, and the revolution had been started!  It felt like the barriers between content creator and development execs came tumbling down in that moment and I was full of emotion!

When, Tatiana Holifield-Arthur, a Social Media Marketing executive from BET, (partly responsible for the success of BET's New Edition Story) came to me and said, "All I keep hearing from your attendees is that this event exceeded their expectations! It was really great, Squeaky." I felt like I was on to something, as I truly value her award winning perspective. Usually when she deems something "great", then it really is. 
So, I wanted to give a few takeaways about my book-tour kick off in case you missed it or are planning to come to one in a city near you. (Atlanta is next!)

Here were my 6 takeaways of the book-tour kickoff:

  • I did pretty well with sticking to the teachings of my book. Douglas Holloway, (Verizon Go-90 rep and former President of Multichannel Distribution at ION) said, "Squeaky did a phenomenal job interpreting her book for the audience."
  • I was in rare form as I shared all of my honest pitching moments, even the ones that involved the panelist (I think I was a comedian in my other life)! You can see in a pic below.
  • The panelist shared pitching and industry insight that made me feel I needed to write yet another pitching book! 
  • One thing we all discovered from the mock pitch, and it happens to be what I've been saying all along, is the best pitches are captivating when we "start with the story."
  • The audience had an amazing time socializing! (Maybe it was the wine, but it felt like a family, not people just meeting for the first time)! Long after the event was over, more than 15 people were still networking in front of the building. Including, TV One executive, and an executive from IOne Digital (formally, Interactive One Digital). 
  • I sold lots of books, which means people felt the information I shared was valuable! 

What an epic kick-off in New York! I hope you plan to attend the book tour when I come to a city near you! 

ATLANTA I'M COMING TO YOU NEXT on AUGUST 1st! Get your tickets now. Get in the room! REGISTER HERE. 

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Here are some pics of the event. 


Be Bold. Be Confident. Pitch Your Heart Out – with Squeaky Moore

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Have you every just felt you were under an anointing? Like, when you were speaking, it was so good that you felt like it wasn't you? 

Well, I don't know if it was the questions that Laura Meoli-Ferrigon asked of me in this interview or if I had just finished my Miracle Mornings routine from the Hal Elrod book, that I do every morning, but I was on FIRE! 
Laura and I talked about some of my personal secrets of getting into the room, and my spiritual journey. In fact, I revealed to her just how important it was for me to do some true inner development or else I would lose every deal I had on the table. In this podcast I give Laura some of tips personal tips on building my faith. 

This was seriously one of my best podcasts yet, and I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO IT! 

Be Bold. Be Confident. Pitch Your Heart Out - with Squeaky Moore

Creating a film or television project is an amazing process for anyone. But when we have to share or pitch the idea for support, it can be a dreaded experience. Pitching independent projects is unknown territory in our constantly-changing industry. The fact of the matter is most gatekeepers in the TV and Film business will NOT accept unsolicited materials. With this in mind, how can we get in front of the right people to deliver our pitch?

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Squeaky Then, Squeaky Now…Let me tell you my story 

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What skill do most pitchers have that makes them stand out from the pack?

Well, let me tell you a story about two people I know, Squeaky then and Squeaky now.

They’re both creative content creators. They’re both unrepresented by an agent. They both are pretty known in the industry, and have helped many projects see the light of day. 

But there’s a big difference between them.

Squeaky now has been able to penetrate the wall put up between her, the networks and production companies, while Squeaky then struggled. 

They both pitched their content—but Squeaky now, not Squeaky then, gets stopped in the middle of a pitch to be told, "Your pitch is the best I've heard all week!" 

They both have developed relationships—but here again, Squeaky now, not Squeaky then, is a "called on" producer/content creator who is invited in the room and has established trust as a content creator who always brings great, well developed content.

What’s the difference?

Squeaky then focused on creating really good projects. Squeaky now does that as well, but squeaky now has learned the key to building relationships and also focuses on making development execs WANT to know more about her content, by telling them compelling stories and aligning the perfect information within her stories when pitching. 

Learning how to developed materials and deliver pitches with vivid, emotionally-engaging stories is the “secret sauce” for winning pitches.

When I first started looking to pitch, it was hit or miss. I'd send out hundreds of emails just to get almost as many silent "Nos" in return.

Then I went on a pitching journey to learn to become a better pitcher in every way possible: my development process, my storytelling, my pitching materials, and my relationship building all strengthened tremendously. What was one major thing I learned to do with all the above?

You guessed it… storytelling.

Once I learned to pitch the right stories in the right way, using the right points, and following up with the right materials, I was able to get in the room and build relationships with more development execs.

Being able to tell your story and craft great materials in the best possible way will transform your pitching and your life.

Join me at my book release, workshop and industry panel discussion and networking event (Tuesday, June 13th at 6pm-9pm) to learn all the pitching strategies I now know!<== Click here to register

I’ll be joined on the NYC tour by development executives from Nickelodeon, TVOne, FUBU TV, and Executive Producer, Tracey Baker Simmons who will give great pitching tips, do's and don'ts, and answer your questions. (Atlanta's, and LA's executives are lining up greatly too!)

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll discover:

How you should pitch your story in a way that connects with the person you are pitching. When you know how to share why you created what you created and how your story connects to the greenlighter, you will get a different kind of response. 

Pitching techniques that will take you from being a good pitcher to being a GREAT one in record time. Can you imagine Networks or studios coming to you asking, "What do you have?" Once you’ve know what all you need to have prepared and how to tell your story the right way, that will start to happen. 

How to get through doors. 

AND MUCH MORE. 

Tuesday's book release is a high-impact, 3 hour -workshop, panel and q & a created to teach and help bridge the gap between the content creator and the people who green light. You can’t afford to miss it! 

==> Click here now to register for the #100Pitches: BOOK RELEASE and BOOTCAMP! 

I really hope you can make it because I know how much you’ll benefit by learning to pitch your stories. 

All the best,

Squeaky Moore 

One Woman, Many Faces, One Creator, Many Talents

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#100Pitches NYC: Check out the lineup! 

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‪Honest moment: ‬

‪I didn't write my #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To, book for others, I wrote it for me. It's the first journal I've ever written in my life! It's one of my first honest career moments I've had where I admit I failed miserably. ‬

‪I went on a journey to pitch #100 times because I desperately needed to know how to pitch and to face my fears of not succeeding. 

‪I wanted to be free of mediocrity. I wanted to rid my future of the "I could have, should have, or would have, if only I'd have..." ‬

‪I peeled back a lot of layers about value, faith, confidence, worthiness, and boldness. To pitch, you have to believe you deserve a seat at the table! To pitch your faith in God and self has to be high.  You have to believe in your work and your worth! To pitch you have to be bold enough to build relationships that can take you to the next level. Before my pitching journey, I was faking it until I made it! But now, I'm defying the odds! 

In actuality my journey is just starting! ‬

And so can yours. If you are tired of "faking it until you make it", if you want to grow, learn from my journey, and the experts.  Master the techniques of pitching. 

Let's journey together and get Green Lit! 

JOURNEY WITH ME on 6.13.17 in NYC (other cities and dates to follow). 

#100Pitches: BOOK RELEASE. BOOK TOUR. BOOTCAMP.
           Network. Workshop. Q & A.

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                             GET THE BOOK! 

Planning to Pitch WGN? 

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Planning to pitch original content to WGN? You May want to rethink your budget. Does it make you want to pay closer attention to the type of shows that are being cancelled? 👀 Great ratings no longer matter I guess. What are your thoughts about this cancellation? 

http://deadline.com/2017/05/underground-canceled-wgn-america-after-2-seasons-1202104502/

Honest moment: 

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I didn't write my #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To book for others, I wrote it for me. It's the first journal I've ever written in my life! It's one of my first honest career moments I've had where I admit I failed miserably. 

I didn't go on a journey to pitch #100 times for others. I went on it because I desperately needed to know how to pitch and to face my terrible fears of not succeeding. I wanted desperately to see my dreams come true. I wanted to be great at something. 

The reason I share my pitching mistakes is because I wanted to be free of mediocrity. I wanted to master something. I wanted to rid my future of the hopeless conversation I'd surely have one day, the "I could have, should have, or would have if only I'd have..." 

I peeled back a lot of layers on my pitching journey, and they weren't all career related, but about value, faith, and confidence, to name a few. In actuality my journey is just starting! 

And so can yours. If you are tired of "faking it until you make it", if you want to grow, learn from my journey, and the experts, and master the techniques of pitching. 

Let's journey together and get Green Lit! 

REGISTER NOW 

JOURNEY WITH ME on 6.13.17 in NYC (other cities and dates to follow). 

#100Pitches: BOOK RELEASE, BOOK TOUR & BOOTCAMP

           Network. Workshop. Q & A.

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