“Good in a room”. It’s a term most often used in Hollywood circles to describe whether or not a personality really pitches their idea (or themselves) convincingly enough, or not. After hearing over 3,000 pitches in her movie career, Stephanie Palmer has learned the ins and outs of how to truly be good in a room! She’s now borrowed the Hollywood phrase and uses it as the focus of her work with anyone wanting to successfully pitch any product or service.
Also – see if you can notice the ‘cameo’ of this episode in the intro! 🙂
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
- How Stephanie’s determination drove her to succeed when everyone said she couldn’t.
- How Kevin Spacey got his start; it’s a story you may have never heard!
- Selling: how she recommends becoming better using Hollywood-proven strategies.
- What I believe the sales process really involves: each step and why focusing on the close ‘kills’ the sale.
- The similarities between the sales process and the process of getting a movie made.
- Why you should never ‘sell past the close’.
- And much, much more!
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Items mentioned in this episode:
- Stephanie’s Blog
- Good in a Room – Stephanie’s Book
- How to Be a Professional Writer in Hollywood
- Stephanie on Facebook
- Stephanie on Twitter
- My book – Virtual Freedom
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During her Hollywood career, Stephanie green-lighted (or said ‘yes’ to) such successful films as Legally Blonde and 21. But after many years as a creative executive for several major motion picture companies, she realized the part of her work that she truly loved was working with writers to pitch and sell their ideas. Ultimately, she knew this was something she wanted to pursue as her personal business. And that realization gave her the inspiration and determination to strike out on her own. And so she has, quite successfully.
Today she is the well-known author of Good in a Room and also works as a coach and consultant for people in and out of the Hollywood echelon who want to be great at pitching and selling themselves, their ideas and their businesses.
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Question: Based on what you’ve heard in this episode, what are you going to do differently in your sales process? How are you going to become “Good in a Room”..? Comment below.