Archive | April 2016

Building Your Audience Through Twitter Chats

By Cheval John

Carrie Morgan

Carrie Morgan

Professional sports teams have used traditional advertising through television and radio in order to build a loyal fan base.

If you are an entrepreneur and are thinking of writing your first book, you should focus on having a loyal audience first.

Most publishers will not take you on as an newbie author if you don’t have that audience because they are in the business of making money.

And even if you are a self-published author, you must market in order to have a lot of book sales.

You might be thinking, “How do I build a loyal audience?”

One tactic that you can try is hosting a twitter chat.

When you host a twitter chat on a particular topic like public relations, you will be interacting with a lot of like-minded professionals who want to help each other to succeed.

Carrie Morgan built her audience through her #prprochat, got a publisher and launched her first book, “Above The Noise” which was endorsed by social media influencers like Gini Dietrich, Jay Baer and Ann Handley.

Ms. Morgan chatted with me on “What’s The Word?” about how she came up with the idea for her book and also why she went the entrepreneurial route.

Here is the interview below:

Embracing The Madness

By Cheval John

The Final Four is set to begin in less than 4 hours at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Many can say that this event featuring North Carolina, Villanova, Syracuse and Oklahoma will be one of the most anticipated in NCAA Basketball.

The Final Four is considered one of the most excited events in American sports because of format of the NCAA basketball tournament.

You win and you move on.

You lose and you go home.

One must also come to understand is that Houston is very fortunate to be hosting the Final Four this year because it is a test run before they host the NFL’s biggest event of the year, “The SuperBowl.”

Half of downtown Houston is extremely busy because the NCAA’s Fan Fest is happening at Discovery Green Park and the George R Brown Convention Center.

And the city of Houston is getting a major economic boost from the Final Four.

According to a report from KFOR-TV in Oklahoma, about 70,000 to 100,000 fans are attending the Final Four event in Houston

That same report indicates that Houston will make about 150 million dollars from the Final Four.

It also helps that major media like ESPN, TBS, CBS and TNT are broadcasting the event and indirectly promoting the city of Houston.

And fans are sharing with their followers their experience while attending all of the festivities surrounding the Final Four.

And of course living in the Houston area, I have the opportunity to see first hand of all of the events surrounding the Final Four.

Which leads to this message.

Take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you to make your life better.

Since we have all of these social media platforms like SnapChat, Periscope and Blab, you can build trust with your audience that can lead to your eventual success as a business owner or an employee for the better.

I am following my own advice above by showcasing everything that is happening at the Final Four.

Here is my Periscope below:

Now the only question is “Who Is Going To Win The National Championship?”

I have North Carolina winning the championship in Houston.

Who do you believe going to win the national championship?