How To NOT Get Someone To Respond To Your Email

As you saw in my last post, I often try creative ways to get the attention of people I want to connect with. However, not everything I try works. I recently tried a tactic on a few people that I emailed, and didn’t get a response from in what I thought to be a timely manner. I decided to try something new that I thought would be funny. On the contrary, it did not go over well at all. I sent a … [Read more...]

How to Get Influential People to Notice You

A large part of being successful is not only what you know, but who you know. I can attribute a lot of my accomplishments to seeking advice and mentorship from others. Now, I’m sure you’ve had the experience of reaching out to someone you wanted to connect with but never got a response. I know I have. Honestly, it happens all the time. Most likely if you swing for the fences like me, the person … [Read more...]

How To Get A Call From Shark Tank

Yup, you heard right. That was a voicemail that I received from Catrina who does casting for Shark Tank! As you might have guessed, I was shocked to hear back. I auditioned in DC six months prior, and since I didn’t hear back from them I thought they had no interest in my idea. As you can imagine, there are thousand of people who apply to Shark Tank every season. So, how did I manage to get … [Read more...]

The Gatsby Effect: How To Think Yourself Into Success

On the surface, The Great Gatsby appears to be a fatal love story in which a man spends his life acquiring riches to win the girl of his dreams. I recently watched The Great Gatsby for the first time without having read the book. I know it's crazy, how have I not read this American classic?! Truth be told, I'm actually glad that I had no prior knowledge of the story before seeing the movie. That … [Read more...]

How To Get Sponsorships

As a college student, I secured two sponsorships from two different companies. The process of getting the sponsorship made me realize that it’s not as difficult as you may think.It’s really about targeting the right businesses, picking up the phone, and crafting compelling emails. First Sponsorship: Quirky.com Quirky is a New York City based invention company. They allow everyday people to … [Read more...]