A What’s on your mind? 

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It's imperative to have the RIGHT thoughts in your head. If you are feeling doubtful, 9 times out of 10, you aren't affirming positivity and success! 

Everyday your goal should be to do exploits; big things with your big ideas. In order to really dominate each day and each goal, you must GET YOUR HEAD RIGHT! 

I encourage you today to create a list of affirmations that you can say daily! Say them in the morning and just before bed so that your subconscious mind can believe them. 

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Today, I JUMPED! 

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Today, I JUMPED! Whoo hoo!  

Wait, If I can be honest, at first I hesitated at stepping out the way I wanted too, the way I so often urge my community to step out boldly. I don't know why I didn't go all the way to the top like I planned. Fear I guess. I hate fears' voice. It told me, "Squeaky, start lower. Start with this person first, and if they don't respond THEN go higher." 

I wasted time. I wasted two weeks of my precious time. Now, I'm dealing with a value issue. I must value my time more and not waste time. I can't get it back and it ALWAYS brings me back to the drawing board. Freaking fear!

This morning I asked myself, "Squeaky, if you were the absolute BEST at what you did, what would you do?" I thought of the two separate emails I sent to two different people, and the follow ups I sent two weeks ago (in which I still haven't received a response from either persons lower on the totem pole from which I had intended to reach out) and I said to myself, "I would freaking go all the way to the freaking top!" (Yes, freaking!) 

In that moment I jumped! I grabbed my phone and I JUMPED ALL IN! I oversold my self and the possibilities of what I wanted to come in and further pitch. I FREAKING oversold it! Hell, I could work on making it everything I sold them on later, was my thinking. I used all the buzz words too. I tried to make it too irresistible to tell me no. I went CEO on their a**es. 

I usually wake up pretty early. Welp, the CEO was up. (CEO's be on their morning rituals like I do...do you have one? I swear by Hal Elrod's, Miracle Morning). Anyway, the CEO responded within a matter of 10 minutes with his team CC'd. 

All I kept thinking is, "Why hadn't I done this in the first place?!?  

My reason for sharing this is simply to say two things:

1. GO ALL THE WAY TO THE FREAKING TOP if you can. Don't waste your precious time. Time is money. You have to value every minute of your time. 

2. Tell your fear to FREAK off! When you hear that voice in your head, it's usually telling your instinct, your confidence, your intellect, and your BRILLIANT IDEA that it's bigger than they are and it controls you and not them. IS THIS TRUE? You better be thinking about all them hours you worked putting that idea together! You darn sure shouldn't want all the time to be wasted. 

Look, the antidote to fear is ACTION. It's what I believe is true. You have to do the very thing you are afraid to do. You have to be all in! It's do or die! Has fear been stopping you from JUMPING? Has it been stopping you from going to the top? 

Ask yourself, "Self, if you were the absolute BEST at what you did, what would you do?" Now ACT! JUMP! 

On another note, here is something you should be jumping at. I'm offering two NEW workshops. One for content creators and one for entrepreneurs looking to pitch themselves to investors to grow their businesses. 

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Here is what you will walk away with:

1. The confidence needed for you to OVERSELL yourself and the plan to follow up with an winning Pitch! 

2. A better understanding of how to put together a winning pitch. 

3. My personal pitching critique to your pitch with a brainstorm and notes on how you can improve on it. 

4. A fill-in-the blank pitching template that will allow you to create 30 sec pitches in the future! 

Do you want the winning formula to help strengthen your pitch 30-100% and the confidence to sell it? 

Hurry, JUMP on what may be the best decision you ever decided to make! 

Here is what people are saying about my services: 

"My girls say it too...They saw how uncomfortable I was talking about my business before I met you and how I am now. We always joke...That the money spent was so worth it! That's because of what you do."

~Krista Barnett, The BootBand Co.

"Squeaky empowered me by giving me the tools to do my own work; now I can use what she taught me to pitch other ideas and products that go beyond my book."

~Alicia Moss, Moss Girls - Body Confidence

"Brilliant.Thank you for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and expertise. You have created a winner out of me from the tools and strategies in this book and the personal coaching. I am ready to pitch my way to the top."

~Lucinda Cross, Activator CEO, Vision Board Kit

"It was a real eye-opener and gave practical concrete steps to be prepared as possible before stepping into a room. A lifesaver for anyone about to take a meeting with potential collaborators. I got my deal using her techniques."

~Greg Paul, Screenwriter, Script Consultant

Creatively,

Squeaky Moore - The Pitch Guru 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PART OF MY #100Pitches LAUNCH TEAM? 

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I need your help. Part of me becoming a better pitcher is PITCHING to my fellow content creators to enlist help and recognizing that spreading the word about #100Pitches takes a village.
I’ve decided to try something different. I am inviting my fellow content creators to join me in creating a special “#100Pitches Launch Team.” It’s a peer group of people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help get the word out about my book, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To.

Over the next week, I'll be choosing a select group of content creators to launch my book with me.

Team Member Benefits:

As a #100Pitches Launch Team member you will get:

1. A free, electronic review copy of the book (Kindle, PDF).

2. Exclusive access to me and the other team members in a Secret Facebook Group that I will host for 1 week during the "#100Pitches Book Launch." 

3. A special 30-minute group phone session with me prior to the launch of the book.

4. A special THANK YOU with a link to your film, web series, blog, or website, on my blog and MY reasons why people should tune in to it.

5. A 25% off discount on my soon-to-be-released #100Pitches workbook. This 8 short chapter workbook contains probing questions and templates to help you work through your project based on all of the chapters of my book.

6. A LIVE 60 minute workshop on how to create pitching materials that win, with a small presentation Workbook.

7.  "Ask Squeaky Anything," video. I'll answer your specific questions about pitching as that relate to your specific project.

Team Member Requirements:

As a member of the #100PitchesLaunch Team you must:

* Help spread the word about the book in any way you can, to your existing platform and beyond, during the week of August 6th-August 12th. (I will give a few suggestions on how you can best spread the word about the book. I will ask that you consider using at least three of the methods I provide.)

* Write a brief book review on Amazon by August 5th.

* Share ideas and brainstorm additional ways we might further expose the message to an even greater audience. All ideas are welcome.

That’s it!

Team Member Sign-Up:

Thank you for your interest in the #100Pitches Launch Team. You can sign up HERE. "I want to be on your launch team!" 

Facebook LIVE Pitching Session

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Hey Content Creators, 

It's your Pitch Guru, Squeaky Moore, and tomorrow, I will be teaching a FREE LIVE Pitch workshop at 9pm ET on Facebook LIVE! 

Join me for a live mini-lesson from my book, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To. I'm going to be giving away a little of the secret sauce of pitching in a very short and sweet FB live! 
No matter what you are pitching there are certain things that you must have to be ready to sell yourself and your product. I'm encouraging you to join this LIVE session! 

Set your clocks because I'm not sure I'll be saving this one! 😉

If you want some secrets to pitching! Then join the Facebook live community

Oh and there will be giveaways! So do me a favor and INVITE people to the community who you think can benefit from this FREE LIVE workshop. INVITE your teams and partners, or your family and friends who you know could use these tools! 

 See you tomorrow.

JOIN  THE COMMUNITY HERE:

Barriers Will Get In Your Way – Here’s What I Do

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Sometimes barriers will get in your way and stop your progression. When this happens, what do you do?

I remember my first time dealing with a pitching barrier after Setting out to pitch 100 times. 100 Times!!  What was I thinking? Were there even 100 people I could pitch? I remember one day feeling defeated after being told "We don't accept unsolicited materials or pitches.  You must have an agent."  I laid on my sofa wondering, "What in the hell had I gotten myself into?" Furthermore, "How in the hell could I get out, without my accountability partners and all of my social media friends knowing I quit the journey not even 10 pitches into it?" Drats. 

My barrier came with The Will Packer agency's development executive. Something about her nice way of saying, "Unfortunately, I can't take your pitch," had me all in my feelings! DEJECTED. Eventually, I rose above it. I get it. It's the business. Besides, she doesn't know me...yet. But she will...soon. Still, I managed to introduce myself and some of my work. It was the start of a relationship. Perspective is everything! 😊

Your barriers can be anything: being told "no" when trying to set up pitch meetings, or not having enough money to shoot your project, or perhaps it could be writers block. When you feel you've done all you could to break down the wall, and it still persists like a tough force that you can't seem to break through. You need a toolkit of things that can help you through your barrier.

Here are some of the things my toolkit consist of:

Mantras and affirmations: I repeat positive mantras. They help tremendously. 

Podcasts: Sometimes I  listen to podcasts with topics that are similar to mine. 

Reading: I read the Bible and pray for answers. I also read books unrelated to writing but creative nonetheless. (In my reading list right now is: The 10x Rule, Think and Grow Rich, and I Can't Make This Up.)

But, usually I get a nudge, and the voice inside my head says, "the answer is within you." 

 I'm reminded to allow myself time in each day or out of the week to think on ways I can be most productive and think outside the box.  What does that mean anyway, "outside the box?" For me, this may mean that I look at other modeled films or genres or scripts to find inspiration.  This may have me draw inspiration from other things like music, or motivational speakers, history or art, or I may find interesting ways of breaking through doors from someone's story of success that isn't in my industry. (I list ways of getting in the door in my book).

This voice often reminds me of the passionate reason I started writing, creating or pitching; it reminds me of my ultimate goals. 

This voice, sometimes suggests a short rest to allow my thoughts to work for me and not against me, to figure out a solution to my problem. "It's all within me," I keep repeating. The answer is all within me. 
Do you have a toolkit of things to get you over your barriers? Your answer may be within you too. Just stop what you are doing and say repeatedly, "The answer is within me." Then rest. Your answer will come. 

If you are looking to meet with other likeminded content creators or to start building relationships with green-lighters consider attending my unique book release tour where I'm teaching directly from the pages of my book and have enlisted development executive to sit on my panel and network with you! You don't want to miss these EPIC events in cities near you! 

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Your Passion Is Your Gift

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Never underestimate the strength of your passion. Passion is the true grit behind success. Passion has brought about so many successes. Listen to the stories of success, most never fail to mention their passion. 

Remember Jesus' story? Passion saw him through to his death! That's why you hear people saying all the time, "I'll die trying." It's because they are passionate. 

What success are you willing to die trying for? 

Atlanta: Meet one of our Panelist! 

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Meet Tina thompson, Director of Programming at AspireTV.

Tina has a heart for content creators! 

Besides having impressive credentials in programming and original development at networks like MTV, UPTV and ASPIRE TV, Tina cares about content creators! It's actually how I came to know her.  After a brief introduction, It was Tina that said yes to me and my partner's pitch to Aspire TV at ABFF in Miami. 

In fact, she even introduced us to the General Manager at the time, who was Paul Butler! 

When I told her I'd written a book, and wanted her to join the industry panel  discussion at my book release in Atlanta on 8/1/17, she jumped at the opportunity. 

Like I said, Tina he has a heart for YOU! 

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Where to Start? 

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Where to start my pitch? It is the question I'm asked the most from my coaching clients, no matter if they are pitching a film, a product, or themselves as a brand. 

I suggest starting with the premise. 

There is something about starting with the premise of your story. No matter what story you are telling, beginning with the very thing that kicks (or kicked) things into motion for you, your product, or your main character is the place the true storytelling begins.

 The premise ignites you into a passion filled story because believe it or not, it's the part that started your creativity in the first place. The premise starts the journey on which the listener travels along with you. You can go anywhere from here; and when you come to the fork in the road, you have the option to go on whichever path makes the most sense as long as your listener gains more insight. 

Start with the premise.  Go on. Practice starting with the premise. Put 3 minutes on the clock and practice your pitch! 

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Don't miss the #100Pitches: (HOW TO PERFECT YOUR PITCH) - BOOK RELEASE, WORKSHOP & INDUSTRY LEAD PANEL DISCUSSION event! 

It is going to be EPIC! I don't want you to miss your opportunity to get in the room! 


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