Look, if you want to become famous for your gifts and talents and have a well-known brand, then that’s going to take years of commitment and real work, not 6 weeks or even 6 months of half-hearted effort. #realtalk
This episode includes 8 quick case studies on fame – real stories about real people doing real work to build their brand. Most of these stories end with success, but we’ve included two stories of missed opportunities because we don’t want you to be that person.
The thing is, until you present a complete package and have demonstrated your commitment consistently over time, major media outlets and TV show producers aren’t going to take you seriously. And if you do land in the spotlight for a minute, your work doesn’t stop there. To keep your cachet, you’ll need to keep at it.
But if you want your name to be popular and recognizable, then listen to this episode and learn how others got to the top, including: how becoming well-known in your city can lead to being known nationwide, the critical roles that content and consistency play in building your brand, what every media outlet is looking for and what will turn them off, how to demonstrate your commitment to supporters, backers, and the media, plus how long it really takes to become a rockstar in your industry, and more!
And if you need help with pulling it all together and keeping it going, schedule a strategy session with us so we can create your custom roadmap on where to go and what to do next.
Highlights From This Episode:
- How long it really takes to become a well-known brand or a recognizable name
- This award-winning singer sells out concerts at 62, but she started when she was 17
- How long you need to be consistently active before journalists will take interest
- This award-winning journalist and show host worked for free to get his start
- What journalists and TV show producers care about most (hint: it ain’t you!)
- Her video got 6 million views, and then The Ellen Show called – here’s what happened next…
- Why you can’t wait until after the media outlets call to pull your stuff together
- Act local, think global – three simple ways to leverage small wins into big-time fame
- How this speaker spun one podcast interview into hundreds of podcast interviews
- What the media is looking for and what they see as red flags
- What it took to turn this man’s passion for networking into a national phenom
- How to demonstrate your commitment to your vision
- The critical turning point for this millennial entrepreneur
- Why it’s essential that you have a network instead of working in a vacuum
- If your answer is No, then this question can save you a lifetime of disappointment
- Is this foundational feature of your website ready for the day you go viral?
- And a shout out to our latest podcast reviewers!
Resources Mentioned (Preferred):
- Conversations in Black by Ed Gordon
- Race for Success by George Fraser
- Success Runs in Our Race by George Fraser
- The Adventures of Farad J.
- Kobe Bryant
- Meagan Ward on Instagram
- Speakers Magazine
- Stephanie Calahan
- Tony Gaskins
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