Question: I wrote a press release to promote my podcast. What should I do next? Dan: Here’s what I suggest: Post the press release on social media. Share the press release with the experts you have interviewed. Let them know you are getting PR for them. Show the press release to experts who won't let [...]
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USA TODAY called Dan Janal “a true Internet pioneer” because he has more than 20 years of PR experience. He was on the PR team that launched America Online. He also handled PR assignments for IBM, Reader’s Digest, American Express, AT&T and more than 100 other high-tech companies, including many startups. He was responsible for the PR that introduced the CD ROM industry, as he served as PR counsel to Grolier and their Electronic Encyclopedia, the first piece of consumer software for CD-ROMS.
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I recently heard a webinar guest talk about his latest way to get rich by using Twitter. Of course, he couldn’t just say “Use Twitter.” He had to say, “Press releases suck so use Twitter.” He wasn’t the first person to badmouth press releases in favor of another tactic. And he won’t be the last. [...]
You might not recognize his name, but you’d know his books: “The One-Minute Manager” and “Who Moved My Cheese?” Those books sold more than 20 million copies. The author, Dr. Spencer Johnson, died recently. Coincidentally, I downloaded the audio book of “Cheese” last week and listened to it on my walks. Here are key takeaways [...]
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Editing – especially cutting words – is part of the writing process. Don't be afraid to cut words - if they don't add anything. Words that are unnecessary are called "deadwood." It is hard to delete words and sections. However, if deleting 1,000 words would make your book better, then that’s what you must do. [...]
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I caught Don Rickles’ act in Las Vegas many years ago. It was a very unique experience. While most people were dreading sitting in the front row so they wouldn’t get picked on, they needn’t have worried. He didn’t make fun of anyone in the audience. In fact, he didn’t tell one joke. Instead, he [...]