How to Make the Most of Those Magical Chance Encounters – and Make An Impression On A Celebrity

As you may have guessed from the videos, I’m a bit of a show-off. And as one, I don’t love to share the limelight. BUT sometimes, someone comes along who’s so damn wonderful, you want EVERYONE to read what they have to say. One such person is Robert Keller – actor, comedian, storyteller, and first — and possibly last — ever guest poster here at Yes Yes Marsha Towers. Over to him:

Hi! I am so thrilled to be guest blogging on yesyesmarsha.com!

I gather Marsha was called away to some secret location by Austin Powers to save the world, get knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and maybe replace Sharon Osbourne as an X Factor UK judge.

To begin, an admission…

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My BIGGEST Client Secret: The Best Way To Sign Off An Email (VIDEO)

So, this feels a bit scary.

There’s this one trick that I tell my clients. I made the decision a while ago that I wouldn’t ever put this in a blog, because I thought I had to save something just for them…

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What YOU have to offer big shots in your industry (VIDEO)

Let’s say there’s someone you’re desperate to grab the attention of.
They get 1000s of emails every day. Yours needs to stand out.

You could send them a giant teddy bear, holding a heart, that says,

I BEARY LOVE YOU

Or…. You could ADD VALUE to them, in one of the ways I talk about in this video.

Yes, even you, my currently small-fry-compared-to-them-friend…

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Important Rule When Emailing Big Shots

Most people are pretty busy.


Big shots in your industry are VERY busy.


When you email them…

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This Is The Most Important Moment Of Your Life. Don’t Fug It Up.

People throw the word “unbelievable” around a lot. But sometimes something IS unbelievable. Like, you actually can’t believe it’s happening. To you. But…it is. It is.

For reasons that have been kept secret, you…

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Are You Making This One HUGE, Common Mistake In Your Emails?

There was a time when getting free music was a really exciting perk of any job.
CDs were expensive and, when I was in radio, it was lovely not having to pay for them.

There was also effort and expense for a new band, in sending you their CD.
They’d probably had to save up to record the demo, more to get it mastered and pressed, even more for the physical copies and then a load of cash for posting.
It was easy to listen to everything I was sent, because I wasn’t sent much.

Now that I occasionally choose music for TV shows, I still get sent tunes.

Because bands no longer have to put any hard cash behind sending it (and can generally record pretty cheaply and easily), I get a LOT of music.
Far more than I would ever have time to listen to. So a lot of it slips through the net.
What is it that will make me take the time to check out an artist’s songs?…

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The Lie All Grown Ups Tell Ourselves

There’s a lie we all tell ourselves.
Everyone does it.

And, when you finally discover the truth, it’s a triple-whammy;
– you encounter shock and disappointment, on top of what is already an unpleasant experience.
Here’s a secret fact about me:…

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Why Being Good At What You Do Won’t Get You Employed

Call it a hangover from school, but whenever someone asks me to have a meeting with them – and specifically uses that word, “meeting” – I always assume I’m in trouble.

Even if the person calling it is, as was the case on this occasion, a former colleague who, at the time, I didn’t know all that well.

What in fact happened was that I was offered a job.

A pretty sexy job at that, on a project that turned out to be a worldwide hit.

And a job for which I had ZERO previous experience.

I had worked briefly…

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The Worst Thing You Can Possibly Imagine. Or Maybe The Best.

It’s deeply offensive.

I can’t believe anyone would even consider doing this.

Picture the scene:

You’re out at a work function. It’s a launch for someone in your industry – mostly, you’re there just to show face.

Just as you’re thinking of leaving, you spot your friend Liz, stood with another lady.

You go over to say hello.

Liz introduces you to Silke.

“With an ‘e’ or an ‘a’?”, you ask.
She tells you it’s with an ‘e’.

You ask Liz how it’s going with the apartment she just moved into.

“Fine”, she says. “But I really needs some thick curtains – the sun is searing my eyes open every morning!”.

It’s late, so…

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Why It’s ALWAYS Ok To Arrive In Your Ropiest Granny Underpants

  Sometimes, you’re up for quick thrills. But at others, you want the real deal, true love, a long-term Adventure Pal.   Depending on which of these two you’re looking for, your attitude will be pretty different. What good networking is, an why this affects it Most people who say they hate networking, hate it…

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