Back in November, I was invited to participate on a tour called STRUT that featured 3 workshops. One of the workshops was called: Think You’ve Got What It Takes to Pitch a Leading Producer or Be A Spokesperson?
The panel included Michelle Crespi – Executive Producer, The Social & Marilyn Denis Show , Lis Travers – Executive Producer, Canada AM. Mary Ann Zoellner – Producer, TODAY Show, Alicia Ybaro – Producer, TODAY Show,Sandra Martin – Editor-in-Chief, Walmart Live Better Magazin
After the presentation, there was an opportunity to go up and talk to any of the producers.
I approached Lis Travers (the Executive Producer for Canada AM) and pitched a story!! I’ve never done this before but thought I had a story that might be of interest. Basically I told her about something called the COFFICE and that there is a growing trend for people to work out of coffee shops. I told her about Coffice Tweet Ups, and that I know the guy behind The Coffice!! She listened to me and told me that she liked the idea and then handed me her card. I followed up with Lis and introduced her via email to the guy behind The Coffice!
Months go by and I hear no news. Then things change!! I received a direct message on Twitter last week…. from the Coffice, that said: “Did you see this link. //canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=308390&playlistId=1.1732239&binId=1.811572&playlistPageNum=1 …It’s your doing. I owe you a coffee!!”.
I then clicked on the link (p.s you should too) and saw that The Coffice had a 6 (yes SIX) minute segment on Canada AM!!
Isn’t that cool? I was jumping up and down that my pitch worked!!
Now I’m hoping to pitch a few a few more story ideas. Wish me luck.