Show Notes for Diary of a Shameless Self-Promoter #38:
Coming up on this week's show: the perfect pitch; sex doesn't sell; and an interview with half of The Art Girls.
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1:50-2:45 Announcement: First new DSSP logo design!
2:45-8:05 Topic: Ten Tips for a Perfect Pitch
The full article is here on the fleck.com blog. My favorite bit is the section on what NOT to say when you're pitching--no lying or BSing, with specific examples. And how useful is the phrase, "I'll tell you why that isn't the case"?
8:05-13:05 Topic: Does sex sell?
Tom Comeau sent on this link to a Wired magazine article on the E3 conference banning the use of semi-clad young women to sell new video games. First, a rant on the expression "booth babe." Second, comments on limiting the use of live humans in a sexual context while leaving the sexual content of the video games untouched. Third, studies show that while sexual content is great for attracting attention, message retention is all but absent with that type of campaign. However, is the message is sex (or sexually-explicit video games), will that message actually be retained?
13:05-27:10 Interview: Laurie Bryan of The Art Girls
Ms. Bryan's take on networking, customer service and having fun with your work. Check out her website at TheArtGirls.com.
27:10-27:50 Announcement: Calling creative types!
Calling all creatives! Are you bored? Wanna design a new logo for DSSP? Send your fabulously creative logo sumbissions to email@example.com, and listeners will be able to vote for their favorites! Feel free to farm photos from HeidiMillerPresents.com, keep in mind that our colors are navy blue and orange, and email if you want better-resolution photos. Thanks!
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