Media Training + Pitch Clinics

Our media training and pitch clinics give you the all the tools you need to help get your message heard.

We all know one of the best ways to grow your business, share your message, build community, sell more books, get more gigs, expand your reach, raise awareness to a cause, or establish yourself as a credible voice… is through visibility. Whether you’re aiming at widening your online presence, launching a media tour for a book or film, or simply establishing your subject-matter expertise for the long-term, it’s super important to understand the media ecosystem and how to kick ass once you’re in it.

The guests we see again and again on tv and radio programs (and, let’s be real, a lot of the same people appear over and over, so there is space for other voices) are there because they had something to say, they understood how to find and establish contacts, nurture relationships with hosts, producers, reporters and editors, and had the skills to be a credible and effective guest on the air and after.

But look, it’s not just about visibility for visibility’s sake, but about what impact it can have on your business and your life. Media appearances can (and often do) lead to everything from more clients, sold-out performances, regular contributor spots, columns, more talk show appearances, funding, successful election campaigns, book deals, the opportunity to testify before congress and impact policy, and more. But, without visibility? Nope.

In addition to film and videography work, Strangewaze also offer media training and in-depth pitch clinic curriculum led by Executive Director Amy Guth, a Chicago-based author, journalist, filmmaker, and radio host at WGN-720, with over twenty years experience in newsrooms, broadcast stations and media leadership roles. She is President of Association for Women Journalists Chicago, a Senior Facilitator at The Op-Ed Project, and her work has appeared in Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WBEZ-AM, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, and Hartford Courant. She’s helped professionals, artists, authors, speakers, policymakers, activists, and academics in the U.S. and abroad establish their credibility in media outlets and make appearances on national and local broadcast stations to share their message and knowledge.

In our packages below, you’ll get quality, one-on-one, totally-non-overwhelming and supportive training at an affordable price point. Best of all, it can all be accomplished quickly over Skype/Facetime, and have you on your way to greater visibility right away. **Currently accepting beta-testers!** Book before Aug. 1 and also get:

  • “Who to Pitch/How to Pitch” guide to finding people to approach and how to approach them (even if you’re shy);
  • a custom email pitch template, tailored to you and your work;
  • “what to listen for” coaching, to know when it’s a good time to pitch yourself, and how to automate the listening process. 

Complete Media Training Package
What: Complete broadcast media training and pitch clinic for TV, radio, podcasts, videos and public speaking to help keep you and your business in front of producers, hosts and journalists, led by professional journalist with two decades of experience in TV, radio, and media leadership roles. Ideal for creating visibility for you, your business and your projects. Package includes the following curriculum:

  • How to meet your business/creative objectives with media appearances
  • Media training for radio, television, podcast and video (by Skype/Facetime) including how to tailor your message to the medium, skills broadcast hosts wish their guests knew, and how to be a great media guest including what to say, what to wear and what to bring
  • How to effectively present your business, knowledge, and expertise
  • How to effectively approach producers, hosts, journalists, and editors and build relationships with them so you get invited back

From $800 **Currently accepting beta-testers; $450 for a limited time**

Media Training Mini-Package
What: Everything you need to feel prepared for an upcoming media appearance or presentation, from message to follow-up. Package includes the following curriculum:

  • Tailored media training for specific appearance (by Skype/Facetime) including what to say, what to wear, what to bring and how to prepare
  • How to effectively present your business, knowledge, and expertise
  • How to increase the odds of getting invited back

From $550 **Currently accepting beta-testers; $250 for a limited time****

For inquires, or to book a package, please contact Strangewaze Executive Director/Founder Amy Guth at amy@strangewaze.com.

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