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Your Big Break Podcast features experts, producers and media entrepreneurs who share their behind the scenes tips and strategies to rock the media and grow their business with a lil’ help from the media!

YBB007: Janet Murray – How to use Soulful PR to get Mainstream Media Attention Anywhere in the World

Your Big Break Podcast, October 18, 2015

Today I am thrilled to share an interview with journalist and founder of Soulful PR, Janet Murray.

Janet and I connected after we were both interviewed on The Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast. And today we actually met in person!

Keep reading for show notes!

YBB005: Shannon T Boodram – How to Get Mainstream Media Coverage for a ‘Taboo’ Topic, Write Your Book, and ‘Reject’ Rejection!

Your Big Break Podcast, October 8, 2015

Shannon T Boodram is a TV personality who specializes in sex and love and is the go-to voice for millennials on the topic. She is also the bestselling author of the book, LAID: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture. In this episode we talk about how to get mainstream media for a ‘taboo’ topic, how to write your book (and PROMOTE it) and how to ‘reject’ rejection and be perseverant in the face of adversity.

SHOW NOTES:

Question: 2:20 – How did you get started in the media world?

Question: 3:20 – What were you thinking around that time (you gave up your track scholarship to pursue journalism) when you made that decision?

Question: 4:21 – Was there a moment for you when you started working in the media world where you thought, ‘Oh! I’m actually good at this and think I could actually make a career’?

Question: 5:32 – Do you remember when you started getting some different contract jobs in media, what was the one that you got that really blew your mind, like your big break kind of opportunity?

Question: 8:34 – Can you share a bit about the no’s that you get working in the media world and how you’re able to keep being persistent despite no.

Quote: 8:54 – “Great risk comes with great gain.”

Question: 11:36 – Why did you want to write this book? (Laid. Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture)

Question: 15:29 – What was that experience like to share nationally and internationally on a top that you’re passionate about that is still a taboo topic (regarding her book, Laid)? What was that whole ex

YBB004: Melissa Ramos – How to Break into Major Media, Recover from a Live On-Camera ‘Mistake’ and Eat the Right Food to Glow on Camera

Your Big Break Podcast, October 1, 2015

How do you break into major media when you’re first starting out? And what do you do if you make a major mistake on live national television. Tune into today’s episode of Your Big Break featuring Melissa Ramos to find out!

SHOW NOTES:

Question: 4:23 – How did you actually get started on the path you’re on today?

Quote: 9:50 – “You know listening to yourself for the first time on audio or watching yourself for the first time is really painful initially? You get over that. It takes time, but you get over that.”

Question: 10:52 – What advice would you give to people in that state right now, not able to tolerate themselves (on camera).

Quote: 12:18 – “In the beginning of your career you’re knocking on so many doors […], but that’s what happens in the beginning. BUt if you continue doing it and you keep hustling on it’s hard on your spirit but you HAVE to keep going. Just surround yourself with other people […]”

Quote: 14:20 – “Watching yourself is painful, but there’s so many lessons to be learned there.”

Question: 14:59 – What advice would you give to people to loosen up a little bit and to have a little bit more fun with it?

Quote: 18:28 – “If you can develop a routine around your filming it’s going to help you.”

Question: 19:14 – What’s a good meal or drink to have before putting yourself on camera?

Question: 21:35 – What is it like (on set of live-TV)? Tell us the whole experience behind the scenes.

Quote: 24:47 – “You have to make that when you’re on camera that it’s really a conversation with the host.”

Question: 25:34 – Have you ever made a mistake on live television?

Question: 27:11 – What advice would you give to people who make that mistake (going off brand) on air?

Quote: 27:20 – “If you make a mistake on air it shows that you’re human.”

Question: 29:20 – How do you help us with our digestion and our hormones and make us sexy from the inside out?

Quote: 29:37 – “Health is about your diet, first and foremost. Second is your lifestyle. Then the there is your supplements.”

Question: 34:18 – What’s the probiotic you recommend and if people could add one vegetable and take one food away, what would those be?

Question: 36:18 – What is your best quick tip for killer confidence?

Question: 37:24 – What is your best tip to stop the imposter complex?

Question: 39:50 – What is one book that changed your life?

Question: 40:46 – What is your favourite way to promote yourself and your work?

Question: 42:20 – What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Question: 44:36 – Where can people learn more about you, connect with you, buy your programs? Where can we go?

HOT LINKS (literally):

Melissa’s Website:http://www.sexyfoodtherapy.com/melissa-ramos/

Melissa’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sexyfoodtherapy  and http://sexyfoodtherapycommunity.com/

Melissa’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/sexyfoodtherapy/?hl=en

Melissa’s Periscope: https://twitter.com/sexyfoodtherapy

Chivon John’s website: http://www.chivonjohn.com/

Julie Daniluk’s website: https://juliedaniluk.com/

Shambunata: http://www.shambunata.com/workshops/

Melissa Ambrosini’s website: https://melissaambrosini.com/

p.s. Ready for your BIG BREAK with media? Group Coaching, Co-Hort #2 is open! Click here to Apply Now!

YBB003 – Elsa Isaac: How to Become the Most Stylish Version of Yourself, Body Confidence and Owning it On-Air

Your Big Break Podcast, September 24, 2015

It’s time to become the most stylish version of yourself. Elsa Isaac, NYC based fashion stylist to the game-changers is here to help. Elsa has styled Marie Forleo, Kris Carr, Lenny Kravitz and Katie Couric to name a few. On the podcast she shares her helpful tips for feeling confident in your clothes, and becoming the best version of you (with a lil’ help from great style).

Here are the show notes from Elsa’s episode!

Question: 3:44 – How did you get started on your entrepreneurial path?

Question: 6:52 – How did you break in and start to work with some of these amazing people?

Question: 8:54 – Could you actually demystify what is a fashion stylist, what is it exactly that you do for clients?

Question: 10:24 – What advice would you give to people who are going to do an on-air interview?

Body Shape Calculator: http://elsaisaac.com/your-body/

Question: 13:16 – How do you advise people who are not comfortable wearing bright colours and being the centre of attention? How do you help them ease into it?

Quote: 14:06 – “Choose the colour you are comfortable wearing and try to get a brighter shade of that than you would normally wear because you have to alter a little bit when you are talking on camera.”

Question: 14:59 – Is there outfits that you would suggest not to wear on camera?

Question: 15:22 – What about horizontal stripes? What are your thoughts on those?

Question: 16:51 – Is it true that the camera adds 10 pounds?

Question: 17:45 – Could you share any advice about how to get more comfortable and confident in owning your presence on camera?

Quote: 18:38 – “No one has your body, no one in the world has your body. It’s your job to highlight it and make it be as big of a star as it should be.”

Question: 20:16 – Would you be willing to share what happened and why you’re so grateful for your body today?

Question: 22:31 – Audience Question – Nova of http://novabrowningrutherford.com/  – “What would you suggest to really busy women on the go, who are moms, who need to have that home to the meeting kind of outfit? Is there a kind of go-to that you would suggest?

Question: 25:40 – Audience Question – Sandra from http://gabrielpr.ca/  – How did you meet Marie (Forleo) and how did you help her with her style?

Question: 31:20 – What is your best tip for killer confidence

Question: 31:28 – What is your best tip to stop the imposter complex

Question: 31:47 – What is one book that has changed your life?

Question: 31:50 – What is your favourite way to promote yourself or your work?

Question: 32:04 – What do you wish you knew before starting on your entrepreneurial path?

Question: 32:18 – What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Question: 33:23 – Where can people connect with you, hire you, and learn more about your services

ELSA’S SOCIAL AND WEB PRESENCE:

elsaisaac.com/ – website

@elsaisaac on instagram – https://instagram.com/elsaisaac/

@elsaisaac on twitter – https://twitter.com/elsaisaac

Thank you so much for listening!

Thank you to WEKR3ATE for editing & Karyn Elliot for show notes.

p.s. Ready for your BIG BREAK with media? Group Coaching, Co-Hort #2 is open! Click here to Apply Now!

YBB002: Kathryn Hocking: Manifesting Major Media and Creating Six Figure eCourses with Engaging Media Content

Your Big Break Podcast, September 17, 2015

Want to learn how to manifest major media? Listen to the incredible story of how Australian eCourse expert Kathryn Hocking did this in 5 minutes! She’s also an incredible teacher who shares how to create engaging media content in her eCourse Launch Formula! 

Here are the show notes from Kathryn Hocking’s story:

Question: 2:47 – Can you share with listeners how did you start on your entrepreneurial path?

Question: 5:38 – What was your big break? What was that decision you made or that thing that happened that really helped you go from kind of starting out to really creating such an amazing course and business?

Question: 7:16 – Could you share one of your favourite media experiences?

Question: 9:23 – Can you rationalize how that kind of thing happens? (in regards to writing a letter to the universe about getting more TV exposure and 5min later getting a call to be in TV)

Quote: 10:44 -“I think it’s about really establishing yourself in a niche and having a really specific type of focus and expertise. I think if you do that you’re much more likely to get these opportunities because you’re going to be known for this one specific thing.”

Question: 11:29 – How do you get prepared to go on air? Do you have any tips or different rituals that you do to get ready to go onto the camera into people’s homes?

Question: 12:25 – Do you practice a certain amount of times before going into an interview?

Question: 13:26 – Something pretty scary happened to you right before going into the interview. Can you share a little bit of what happened? (Filming She Takes On The World with Natalie MacNeil)

Question: 16:39 – Was there anything you said to yourself once you kind of got out of the full on panic to help you get back to centre and get to clarity on what you really wanted to share on that interview?

Quote: 18:17 – “So it’s just really interesting that sometimes how you think something has gone isn’t actually the reality of what other people see in terms of how it’s gone.”

Quote: 19:40 – “ Sometimes there are going to be bad days and sometimes you just have to just pull on every ounce of strength that you’ve got inside of you and just keep going.”

Question: 20:09 – Could you share with us a little bit about the e-course launch formula, and who do you want to work with and how can you help people with your program?

Question: 22:41 – What advice would you give to people who want to create an e-course but they’re not sure how to put themselves on camera?

Quote: 23:52 – “I think it’s about knowing yourself and know what you’ll do best in.”

Question: 24:58 – Audience question: Michelle Ferguson (http://eternalgarden.ca/)  “How are you able to balance being an entrepreneur and being a mom?”

Quote: 26:36 – “When I do have that time to work you need to be really targeted and laser focused. You need to start each day knowing exactly what you need to get done that day and you need to shut off distractions.”

Question: 27:57 – What is your best quick tip for killer confidence?

Question: 28:08 – How do you stop the imposter complex dead in it’s tracks?

Question: 28:21 – What is one book that changed your life?

Quote: 28:30 – “The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield”

Question: 28:50 – What is your favourite way to promote yourself and your work?

Question: 29:13 – What are you most grateful for right now?

Question: 29:26 – What is the best advice that you’ve ever received?

If you’re interested in learning more about Kathryn’s eCourse launch formula, click here! I’m a proud affiliate of Kathryn’s course as I have learned so much from her work on how to create engaging media content that helps you leverage your talent and skills.

Connect with Kathryn:

www.kathrynhocking.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kathryn_hocking

eCourse Launch Formula.

YBB001: How Owning Your ‘Elephant Story’ Can Lead to Oprah (X4) with Karlyn Percil

Your Big Break Podcast, September 9, 2015

How do you get featured on Oprah? Own your story. Especially, your ‘elephant story.’ Karlyn Percil coined this term and she shares an incredibly vulnerable story on today’s podcast.

Karlyn Percil is a Women’s Leadership Coach, author and creator of Sistertalk. She also the creator of The Sistertalk Circle Leadership Program – a licensed program for women who would like to empower other women to live their best lives. Karlyn has been featured four times on the Oprah Winfrey Network including on LifeClass with Oprah and Brene Brown. She’s also been featured on Global, HuffPost Impact, and HuffPost Live to name a few.

I really do hope you can listen to this full episode. It’s powerful, and inspiring beyond belief. But if you only have a few moments, we made it easy for you. Below are the different times specific questions are asked and our fave POWER QUOTES!

Question: 03:15 – How did you get started on your career path?

Question: 06:26 –  What is an elephant story?

Question: 09:27 – Where did you decide to first share your story publicly?

Quote: 11:23 – Dr. Brene Brown (shame and vulnerability expert) “We can be brave and we can be so afraid at the same time.”

Question: 12:19 – How did you get prepared to go on the Oprah Winfrey Network and share your story

Quote: 15:29 – “You only share your elephant story with people who have earned the right to hear your story.”

Question: 16:37 – Can you share with listeners how the LifeClass experience happened? Can you share that experience?

Quote: 20:58 – When Oprah first shared her story of being sexually abused on her show, I couldn’t watch it. I actually didn’t like her for quite some time because I felt like, why is she saying those things? Why is she trying to get me to do something I’m not ready to do? Because Oprah represented truth for me. She represented something that I wasn’t ready to do or to deal with.”

Quote: 23:13 – Dr. Brene Brown “We cannot selectively numb our emotions.”

Question: 24:16 – How would listeners work with you?

Quote: 25:19 – “Shame thrives in silence.”

Question: 26:33 –  (Audience Question) “How can listeners or people who hear an elephant story, what can we do to educate others, and even ourselves, to be more compassionate and non-judgement of other people’s past experiences or stories?”

Quote: 29:53 –  “To feel shame is to be human”

Question: 32:28 – What is your best quick tip for killer confidence?

Question: 34:54 – What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Quote: 34:56 –  “Don’t let shame tell you who you are.”

Question: 35:02 – Where can people go to connect with you?

Video + Further Links: On the podcast we talked about Karlyn being on Oprah four times.

Here are a few links to what we talked about:

Karlyn on OWN Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqAPdyISqI

SisterTalk on LifeClass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3AK4UKTYp0

SisterTalk event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndwkfqxf4h4

http://brenebrown.com/

If you’re in Toronto (or are ready to jump on a plane), join us on October 10th for Sistertalk: A Celebration of Sisterhood.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sistertalk-a-celebration-of-sisterhood-tickets-18356467689

Connect with Karlyn:

http://karlynpercil.com/

https://twitter.com/karlynpercil

https://instagram.com/karlynpercil/

Thank you so much for listening! I’d love to hear your ‘aha’ moments or feedback in the comments below! <3

Also a special thanks to my fantastic podcast editor Trey from WEKR3ATE, content gal Karyn Elliot, and web gal Erika Donovan for all of your help with making this show happen! <3

YBB006: Denise Duffield-Thomas – How to Get Interviewed 200 times per year for your Blog

Your Big Break Podcast, October 14, 2015

A few weeks ago Denise Duffield-Thomas (best-selling author and money mindset coach) shared about how she gets interviewed 200 times per year to help promote her company: Lucky Bitch. It was incredibly inspiring!

 

Then I learned she is an introvert, and I knew I had to learn more.

 

Today Denise shares her story today on Your Big Break podcast:

YBB005- Denise

On the podcast she also shares about her first entrepreneurial endeavour (it involves horse poo!), writing books, getting paid to travel, meeting Oprah, the dream media she’d love to be featured on and SO much more.

 

Listen to the episode here.

 

And if you’re interested, today Denise has opened up her incredible eCourse: Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp. This course is known throughout the world for helping people earn more money.

 

I’m a proud affiliate for Denise’s course as I have been following her work for years, and she has helped me immensely with upping my money mindset game. Simply click here to enroll in bootcamp! 

 

Thank you so much for reading!

 

 

YBB005: Shannon T Boodram – How to Get Mainstream Media Coverage for a ‘Taboo’ Topic, Write Your Book, and ‘Reject’ Rejection!

Your Big Break Podcast, October 8, 2015

Shannon T Boodram is a TV personality who specializes in sex and love and is the go-to voice for millennials on the topic. She is also the bestselling author of the book, LAID: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture. In this episode we talk about how to get mainstream media for a ‘taboo’ topic, how to write your book (and PROMOTE it) and how to ‘reject’ rejection and be perseverant in the face of adversity.

 

Keep reading for show notes!