Want to be on TV? Resolve to Stop Doing These 5 Things

“Success is like a wild horse. If you do not know how to handle it, it will throw you off and look for another rider who can handle it well.” ~ Ajith Kumar

There’s a lot of info out there about things you should be doing to get booked on TV, but we wanted to shine a light on some of the things you should STOP doing. Here are five ways to NEVER get booked on TV:

  1. Fail to understand that you must talk about what the media is talking about. Don’t pitch a topic that no one is talking about. Instead try to find an angle of your story that ties into what is being covered.
  2. Think you’re too good to provide talking points or a pre-interview. No one is above this and you shouldn’t take the request as something only rookies have to do.
  3. Send talking points that someone else could have written. Demonstrate your unique insight on the story and highlight angles that others may miss.
  4. Be a diva. If you’re difficult to work with, producers can easily find other experts who aren’t.
  5. Hang around after the show. Building relationships is important but no one has time for post-segment schmoozing. You’ll score more points if you do a great job on air and then GO HOME.

Want to know some other do’s and don’ts for getting booked on national TV? Hit us up – we’d love to help.



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