Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC, www.rembrandtwrites.com, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at melanie@startupnation.com and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at: http://www.startupnation.com/steps/77/steps-successful-public-relations.htm.

Latest posts by Melanie Rembrandt (see all)

Tips for Interview Prep at www.rembrandtwrites.comIt’s 6:00 a.m., and I just finished responding to a fellow, StartupNation entrepreneur who needed some help.

She has a wonderful opportunity to show her products on a local television program and asked me what to do next.

Since many of you may run into this same “happiness problem,” here are a few suggestions I shared with her:

Review the key benefits of your products and services.

What do your potential customers want? How can you make it easy for them to buy what you have to offer?

– Develop talking points that you know backwards and forwards about these benefits.

Be able to give your “elevator pitch” at any minute. If you know it well, you will be able to give it with passion, realism and enthusiasm – even when you are nervous.

– Practice doing interviews with a friend on video. 

You’ll see where you need to improve and be able to fix “habits” before you go live on the air.

– Create a landing page on your website specifically for this show’s television audience.

On the page, you’ll want to make a special offer just for the show’s audience and provide an easy way to order.

Then, give this website address on the air. You’ll also be able to track visitors on this page with a tool like Google Analytics.

Keep it Simple

For all interviews, you basically need to know what you are going to say and how you are going to say it in advance.

Then, think like your audience members. Give them the information they need and an easy way to purchase. Keep it simple, and you’ll be great!

Hope this helps! Feel free to send me your comments and questions below or at www.rembrandtwrites.com. Thanks.

Related Posts

Public relations tips
Become a Marketing Expert with These 5 Public Relations Tips
Press release
How to Write a Press Release That Will Get Published
SEO techniques
5 Ways to Boost the SEO of Your Startup