RESOURCES

TOP HOST COACHES

Maureen Browne

TV Host Coach Maureen Browne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marki Costello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Stark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Radin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VOICE COACHES

Roger Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Cashman

Voiceover Coach Marc Cashman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT DEMO REEL EXAMPLES

SHOPPING HOST – KIM PARRISH

 

GAME SHOW HOST – TODD NEWTON

 

INTERNET TV HOST – NIKKI BOYER

 

REALITY SHOW HOST – COLBY DONALDSON

 

ENTERTAINMENT HOST – KIMBERLY LANSING

 

PRO SPORTS TEAM HOST – SHANNA HILT

 

INFOMERCIAL HOST – LYNDA ELKIN

 

LOCAL LIFESTYLE HOST – LISA RITTER

 

PERSONAL BRANDING TOOLS

 

The Online ID Calculator

I am digitally distinct! Visit onlineIDCalculator.com

William Arruda – “The Personal Branding Guru”

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

Host Your Own TV Show by Tim Tialdo (A little self promotion here)

TV Hosting - Host Your Own TV Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Get On TV! – The Insiders Guide to Pitching the Producers and Promoting Yourself by Jacquie Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starring You!: The Insiders’ Guide to Using Television and Media to Launch Your Brand, Your Business, and Your Life by Marta Tracy & Terrance Noonan

TV Hosting - Starring You Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Host: The Inside Secrets Used by Every Successful Television Host by Marki Costello

TV Hosting - Become a Host

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving to Los Angeles: The ABC’s of Making Your Hollywood Dreams Come True! By Alec Shankman

TV Hositng - Moving to LA and making your dreams come true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving to Los Angeles: The ABC’s of Getting an Agent by Alec Shankman

TV Hosting - Moving to LA and getting an Agent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life in the Bonus Round: A Game Show Host’s Road to Success and Fulfillment by Todd Newton

TV Hosting - How to be a Game show host

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

TV Hosting - How to create a platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE PERSONAL BRANDING RESOURCES

 

Google Alerts

Set up automatic alerts for your brands and relevant search terms

Monitter

Monitor real-time Twitter updates for up to three terms

Twazzup

More advanced Twitter search engine to find those who are influential on a certain topic

Social Mention

Real-time buzz widget much like Google alerts

Klout

Track an identify your social media influence

Twitter Counter

Find Twitter users influential in certain areas

 

FAN PAGE CUSTOMIZATION

 

Involver

This is a very easy page to use and install an attractive welcome page. Oh yeah, and since you’re in the TV business and VIDEO is your #1 modality for delivering content, you can add a you tube video box app from this site as well. To keep up with the highly visual theme, there’s also a photo gallery and Flickr tab apps. You can even install an app to poll people. Very useful page to bookmark!

Wildfire

The Wildfire Iframe app is currently free and works well. It’s easy to install and has fan-only content capability. You can use your own image as your Welcome page or if you want to spruce it up, you can do HTML programming.

Shortstack

This is another great Iframe application and if you want more options, you can customize your Facebook Page with contests, sweepstakes, videos and custom forms.

Pagemodo

This is the app I personally used when creating my Facebook like gate.  The app is very easy to use if you want to have multiple photos and don’t know anything about coding apps.

Fiverr

By far the best site I have ever found for creating webpages and fan pages! As a matter of fact, many of things you see on this webpage were created with the help of Fiverr folks! Hire people for 5 bucks to do things like design an attractive fan page, drive traffic to your site or even record a testimonial for you. And ALL costs $5. You pay by pay pal and you can track your work in progress, exchange files and communicate. Pretty fascinating stuff

 

APPS THAT WILL AUTOMATE POSTS

Facebook Fan Of The Week

Add a Facebook “fan of the week” app to get more comments, posts, likes and fans. Every week, one fan out of those who interacted with your page is picked as “fan of the week.” This encourages everyone to participate more. It’s fully automated and picks a random fan for you. Once you install it, you don’t have to do anything else, it runs itself. Easy to install and effective at generating fan page interaction!

Booshaka

This gives points to fans for posting, commenting or liking stuff on your wall. A custom tab called Top Fans will appear on your page that enables you to track all your fans’ activities. A pro version also lets you allocate perks. Fans get the points for posting to your wall and they also receive points for posting likes and comments. You can view the stats of each fan listed and see how they have participated. The app also gives you a complete history of each fan’s activity on your page.

Networked Blogs

Got a blog? This lets you connect it to your Facebook page, which auto-publishes each post you write onto Facebook. Fans can like, comment, or share directly from Facebook. Even though I will say it’s always best to manually post to FB for engagement purposes, sometimes automation is very helpful when you know you’re not going to be near a computer. The app puts the title of the blog post, the first picture in the post and the first few lines of the post on your Facebook page. This will allow for easy sharing of your posts by others.

Post Planner

You can’t be on Facebook 24/7, so use Post Planner to schedule posts there. It has the added perk of enabling you to schedule posts with pictures or video. And you can schedule your posts for specific times. The only drawback, if there is one, is that it costs $4.95 a month to do so.

Contact Me

Make it easy for people to get in touch with you with a contact form on your Facebook page. With the Contact Me App you can add many different fields and customize the form.

Constant Contact

Many people wonder how to add a newsletter signup to their page. There are lots of ways, but what I like about the Constant Contact application is that it is very simple to use. You will have to establish an account with the Constant Contact email service. The signup doesn’t allow for a lot of bells and whistles, but you can add text to talk about your newsletter and even a picture. For people who are intimidated by code and too much customizing, this application can be the way to go.

If This Then That

This puts the Internet to work for you. You can monitor the Internet for stories or articles on your subject area and IFTT will automatically create status message on Facebook and can even send a text message.

Hootsuite

This is the post scheduler I personally use. For those of you who follow me on FB, Twitter and Linked In I post nearly every day with this tool. Posts, videos, photos etc. With the proper planning, one day of scheduling posts gets me through 3-4 months with this tool.Automation is truly a lifesaver! I highly recommend it.

 

APPS FOR PLANNING YOUR POSTS

FOR MAC USERS – MINDNODE

FOR PC USERS – MINDMEISTER

 

WEBSITES FOR DOING LIVE EVENTS ONLINE

LIVESTREAM

USTREAM

LINQTO

 

AWESOME SITE FOR AFFORDABLE WEBSITE TEMPLATES

 

WWW.THEMEFOREST.COM

GREAT SITE FOR TV HOST WEBSITES TEMPLATES

 

WEBSITE GRADER

TV Hosting - How good is your website?

 

 

 

 

 

 Website Grader will help you see how your site performs and what you need ot do to improve its performance to bring you new and better site traffic.

 

DEMO REEL PRODUCTION

B Rose Productions

 

 

 

Brian Rose is simply one of the best in the business at creating a great Host demo reel. Timely, affordable and a true pleasure to work with!

 

RESUME EXAMPLES

Gotcast.com

 

 

 

 

CMEG.com

 

 

 

When you get to the page, click on “Host Clients.” You can choose any client you want and when you get into their profile, you’ll see the tab that says “resume.”

 

HEADSHOT REPRODUCTIONS

ARGENTUM PHOTO LAB

Quick, affordable and they understand the TV business very well.

 

 

 

GREAT HEADSHOT EXAMPLES

 

Great TV Host Headhsot Examples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSITIVE SELF-TALK

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT FACEBOOK FAN PAGE EXAMPLES

 

 

TY PENNINGTON FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

TY PENNINGTON FB PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

GIADA FB PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

GUY FIERI FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

NANCY O’DELL FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

NANCY O'DELL FB FAN PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO HERE TO CREATE YOUR OWN FACEBOOK FAN PAGE