Up till now you’ve been living in obscurity? Perhaps in a cave or a little hut down the road, in the wilds of the unknown out back? ;P
There is so much to say on this topic, that I think we’ll have to make it a whole new series!
So let us will start with….
First be popular locally:
You have to first do something spectacular!
They say, “You have to be a big fish in a small pond, before you can go down stream to the sea!”
And you want fame and fortune quickly, did you say?
Well, then you’ll have to learn how to, `swim out to sea and become a BIG whale?’
One of the quickest ways to do that… is go on TV …and let everyone know who you are and what you do.
But TV presenters don’t:
Like presenting a guest that hasn’t yet become well known locally for some reason or other.
- You must have a talent or skill that made you an expert in your own field or career.
- You must be an interesting fascinating person. And looked completely relaxed.
- Be able to speaker well and know how to answer questions quickly and easily.
Can you talk openly and freely on your topic?
Are you very shy and your mind goes blank when the spotlight is on you, when in front of everyone? And you have to answer… or look silly!
- The best thing to do then; is to forget about the camera men or the millions of people watching out there. Block them out and the whole world out there too… you don’t want them crowding the scene!
- Rather look at the presenter and consider them as your friend. Like you’re chatting and sharing with a best friend and you can laugh if you so wish.
In preparation for that possible TV moment of fame!
Write some essays to give you some idea how to introduce yourself on TV:
- People want to know how you got to this point in your life. So write down what events occurred you think that made a difference in your progress, to achieving what you have.
- Who supported, championed, trained or helped you, to get where you are today? Was anything they said that made an impression on you, to achieve the way you have?
- Are your family proud of you and what you do? What do your friends say or boss say about you?
- What is your normal day like? Write down how much time you spend per day or week on your talent? And how you go about your day?
- · What do you like doing the most? How do you feel when you do it? What does it mean to you?
So that things are clear in your mind… of whom you are, and what your life is like.
How much do you know about your topic?
Know your stuff!
Here in preparation, write a book on your experiences, in the field of your expertise.
- Describe the steps you took, to achieve what you have. From when you were little, during your training years and experiences while working on your craft.
- Was there any opposition to what you were doing? How were you opposed or discouraged? What did people say that was demoralizing? How did you overcome this?
- People would like to know how you did it, how you made it to the top, in spite of everything. Because they want tips how to achieve it too.
- Describe the techniques you use. Include demos and pictures how it was done. And the strange things people do to achieve their goals and ambitions.
- Write of the adventures you’ve had along the way. The thrills and spills, shocking and dramatic stuff. Maybe you lived on very little, so you could afford to do what you did! And the outcome of what happened in the end of each experience.
- Even write the funny things that happened at school because of your interest in that type of craft. And also the silly things that happened while working at what you do. Those experiences should be express in such a way that the audience will be `rolling in the isles, laughing fit to kill themselves’!
All this will help you express yourself more effectively to the TV presenter. And give you confidence to talk on any aspect of your topic, if you are asked unexpected questions in your TV interview, when the time comes. And it is always wise to be prepared for the unexpected!
To stay famous:
You have to keep yourself in the limelight.
Now don’t laugh, but that book you wrote, could possibility become a best seller one day!
…. And then you’ll have to present that on TV too! Oh well, what it is to be famous!