The National Publicity Summit, the event that lets authors, speakers and experts pitch top-tier media outlets, is expected to close registration within the next week or two. It will take place Oct. 21-24 in New York City.
Only 100 people will be chosen to attend. Steve Harrison and his staff provide training, pitching tips and even dress rehearsals for participants before they pitch to the real journalists.
I’ve written many success stories about people who have attended.
Take pet expert Harrison Forbes, for instance. He has been an animal behaviorist for more than 20 years, with an extensive background in police dog training in the U.S. He had his own side job on weekends doing a radio show in Tennessee, where he lives, and also appeared on TV in a few small markets.
When he attended the National Publicity Summit, everything changed. He was booked on “Live with Regis & Kelly” and his world hasn’t been the same since.
Within 48 hours after appearing on the show, he received 1,400 emails from people who saw the program. Today, he’s the show’s resident pet expert. Not only that, but as a result of his first appearance on that show, he has since fielded calls from Oprah, TLC, the Entertainment Channel, Jimmy Kimmel, and others.
“The fact that I was on Regis & Kelly was sort of like somebody had done all the homework for those other producers,” he said.
One successful TV appearance on a major show proves to other produces and guest bookers that you won’t “freeze up” on the air and that you know how to deliver a compelling segment with sizzling sound bites.
Forbes is also a monthly regular on the Fox News Network.
Register for National Publicity Summit here. If you get closed out in October, Steve Harrison will notify you when he starts planning the next summit.