Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Good News

I truly believe that focussing on bad new - banks going bust, share prices crashing, etc - only makes things worse. It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. So to shift the focus, here's some GOOD news: www.findaTVexpert.com has been in business for 5 months and it's working! TV&Media companies are registering and searching the site for experts – from the BBC to Zig Zag Productions and all the main players in between including Endemol, Betty, Optomen, ITV, Five, Fresh One, Leopard, Lion, Maverick, Mentorn, RDF, Ricochet, Talkback Thames, Twenty Twenty, bSkyb, etc. As a result, experts are being ‘found’ and fulfilling their ambition of being on TV and increasing their media profile - and I've repaid my initial investment. What's more I've got a wonderful family and friends, I'm happy and healthy - and my singing's getting better each week!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Promotion, Promotion, Promotion

This week has been all about just that. I sent out my 'success stories' press release on Tuesday - it's so satisfying to know that experts are being found by TV&Media companies and fulfilling their ambition of being on TV, sharing their passion and expertise with a wider audience and increasing their media profile; I've been posting blogs and responding to blogs on ecademy all week (every time someone clicks on my photo they learn about the business!); http://www.findatvexpert.com/ was featured in media coach Alan Stevens' ezine which goes out to thousands of people every Friday (http://www.mediacoach.co.uk/) and I met Chantal Cooke, ex radio producer and founder of Passion for the Planet Radio (http://www.passionfortheplant.com/). As a result, more TV&Media companies have registered to search the site and I've attracted a few more experts - which is great news for everyone!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My first ecademy.com blog

I posted my first ecademy blog today: "Do you know any experts who want to be on TV" and got 90 views (so far). If those 90 people all know an expert who want to be on TV ... this could be a very good month!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Inspiring People

Met up with Penny Power, founder of business and social networking site www.ecademy.com for a cup of coffee and a catch up this morning. She's a true inspiration for entrepreneurs, networkers and business men and women. And a really lovely person to boot. I'm on ecademy and she's on findaTVexpert - and we're helping each other realise our dreams.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Team Work

The one thing I miss about working for a TV production company is being part of a team. So inspired by the BBCs 'Last Choir Standing', I joined a choir: The Addison Group of Singers Jazz Choir in Hammersmith. I've never been in a choir before and can't read music but that doesn't matter. Rehearsals are every Monday night for 10 weeks, at the end of which there's a concert or recital. Went to my first Rehearsal last night - and loved it!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Here it is!

Lots of people have suggested I start a blog - so here's my first one, posted on Friday, 12 September 2008 at 21.45. Random life, business and TV thoughts will follow in the days, months and years to come - and I'm going to try to be succinct (because I do have a tendency to 'go on and on a bit').