Recently I was contacted by a national Blog Radio Station. They told me that they were looking for someone to interview regarding Life Coaching and since I uniquely work with horses I was a perfect candidate. The initial chat was very friendly and the person from the show appeared genuinely interested in what I do and how I do it. We chatted for about 45 minutes, concluding with her telling me how perfect I was to interview and it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to get exposure. Then she mentioned the nominal cost involved and how unusual it was to be offered national, third party endorsement for such a cost.
Let me back up a bit. I had been revamping my marketing plan and had just cancelled 2 print ads I had running for a year. I had asked Spirit to bring me new, better marketing opportunities…hence my excitement at the radio interview. I signed up for 1 interview and schedule my phone conference with my scriptwriter for the following Monday. I was excited. I have done 2 local radio interviews that were an hour each so I was sure a 1/2 hour interview would be a piece of cake. Then, on one of my community facebook groups someone posted how awful these people were, it was a total scam and do not be taken in by them.
Needless to say I was shocked. Is my judgement impaired (because of my traumatic brain injury)? Was I taken advantage of? Did I just throw away hard earned money that is supposed to help grow my fledgling business? What did I miss? I sat with this for a few days and tried not to freak out. I went ahead with the appointment with my scriptwriter and it was lovely. He was interested, asked great questions and it was a wonderful conversation. I received a copy of my press release just a few days ago and am quite please with it. My live interview is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, April 21 at 10:00am mountain time. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio
My takeaway from this is I am very glad I trusted my intuition. I don’t know what transpired with the person who shared the scathing warning, but that has not been my experience. So far, I am very pleased with Close Up Talk Radio and I’m looking forward to my live interview. I am most proud of myself for not reacting and trusting ME!