Ep. 8 | Pitch Review: How Not to Go Pitch Yourself

Dec 3, 2019 | 0 comments

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 in a pitch review!

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.

Pitch Review: How Not to Go Pitch 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:

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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