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Monday, August 13, 2012

Pitch it Like a Movie








42 comments:

  1. Great VLOG post Cowboy. And I love Turbo. Thanks for some excellent information.

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    1. You my dear Hazel are too too nice.

      Turbo loves you btw...wants to make an appearance with you.

      See you on FB!

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    2. I want to be in A Turbo Monkey cartoon!

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  2. Thank you so much, Craig! I have a networking dinner tomorrow so pitching is important! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Roberta,

      I wish you the best of luck tomorrow. Come back and let us know how the dinner went.

      Thanks for your support. Greatly appreciated.

      Cheers

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  3. love that you recognized Bill as the master pitchman he is. We could all learn about the art from studying him.

    Thanks for the post, well done.

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    1. Wendy,

      Thank you for watching.

      Hope your day is Turbo charged!

      Cheers

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  4. Great, concise, sensical (if there's non-sensical, then there's also sensical, right?) introduction and explanation of pitching. THANK YOU!

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    1. Ha Beth,

      Thanks... and yet as any of the Turbo Monkey's will tell you I'm mainly "non" in the sensical department.

      Cheers to you.

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  5. Very professional kicking off with a vlog! A great low-down on pitching. Cheers!

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    1. Aw Merci Joanna,

      I was still rendering it when you and I exchanged on FB earlier.
      Now I required massive amounts of espresso to get through the rest of the day.
      Maybe i'll join you in your hammock by the banana trees.

      Cheers

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  6. Thanks for the pitching advice. Not my strong point. They ususally played me in the outfield! :)

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    1. Should I assume left field? ;)
      I don't think you would have any problems pitching.
      No, don't see that.

      Thanks for watching.

      Cheers

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    1. Thanks for checking it out.

      Turbo (the lil jet pack monkey) was the best part of it.

      I think he needs his own series.

      Cheers

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  8. Thanks for the excellent information on pitching, Craig! Distilling a story to 30 words is never easy, but your post breaks it down nicely.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn,

      Now if I could only have 30 word conversations I could get more done.
      Hope your day is great.

      Cheers

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  9. Great post, Craig! So, what's the pitch for Rock Jocks? :)

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    1. The Office meets Men in Black. A dysfunctional group of government employees who are secretly responsible for shooting down asteroids that would destroy the entire earth face their biggest foe....downsizing.


      Here’s one for THE GOTHS.

      When a suburban teen searches for her missing friend, she stumbles into a turf war between demon races who lure wayward teens to rave clubs where they suck out their life essence with a passionate kiss.

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  10. Fab post, Cowboy! You monkeys have turboed to the top of my blog list already!

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    1. We love that you are here Susan!

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    2. Susan!
      Thanks so much!
      Cheers!

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    3. Susan! Mentor-extraordinaire! xox

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    4. Another fairy godmonkey! Hi Susan!

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  11. Love it, Craig! I know we've talked about this, but having the formula and examples to refer to are going to help me out! Trying to work out an effective pitch early in the story-building process is a skill I want to master. Thank you! Can't wait for your next post!

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    1. Thanks Julie,

      I should have put that bit of advice in the post.
      I always start with the pitch. It helps me refine the story and define the hero, and theme.

      Cheers

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  12. Great vlog Craig! I feel re-energized to pitch!

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  13. I love your vlog! Making a pitch honed to a fine-point that even I can understand. And it's fun to watch! I'm so excited about the Turbo Monkeys blog - I'll be here often.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Mary D!
      I'm excited you are here.
      Will look forward to more exchanges.

      Cheers to you!

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  14. Great post! Easy to understand and encouraging to boot. I like that.

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  15. I finally made it on over to tell you what a great post! Really liked the "When a" and of course . . . Turbo Monkey!

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    1. Thanks EJ!

      I am glad you made it. Just in time for Hazel tomorrow and never too late for me.

      Cheers to you.

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  16. FABULOUS post, Craig! I only wish I would have read this BEFORE I participated in WriteOnCon...it would have helped me with my own pitches...lol...

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks Donna,

    Timing is everything but don't fret.
    You are now well armed for the next opportunity.

    Thanks for checking out the Turbo Monkeys.

    Hope your day is great!

    Cheers

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    1. Hahahah! You slay me Nao!

      Thanks for checking these out.

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