Monthly Archives: August 2008

Tip #16: Point of view

If the demo is for me, how come the laptop is angled toward you?

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Tip #15: Clipped

I have enough branded carabiners, thank you very much.

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Tip #14: Not BFFs

Dear PR person,

We didn’t “work together” back in 1999. You pitched me. It was beautiful, but don’t make it more than it is.

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Tip #13: Don’t drink and brand

You will live to regret your oh-so-clever product name. I’m looking at you, Profilactic.

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Tip #12: Bubble-head

Do not chew gum during your pitch. What are you, 8 years old? BTW Happy Monday.

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Tip #11: I don’t like surprises

Demo presenters are already contacting bloggers. Haven’t heard from TechCrunch companies. Who’s gonna get smarter coverage?

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Tip #10: Stay on target

Study your target. How hard is it to read his/her stuff before you pitch?

Just to be clear, Tip #10 comes from the rare interview (today) with someone what clearly had read my recent posts.

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