Chat Recap: New Client Meetings, Pitching National Media and Subcontracting

  Light Bulb on smartphoneWhen opportunity knocks, how do you answer? During the  January 22 #solopr chat, independent communication professionals discussed how to prepare for that initial meeting with clients. Other topics included breaking through to the national media and insight and advice for working as a subcontractor. Chat questions are below:

  1. How should a PR consultant prepare for an initial meeting with a potential client? #solopr
  2. What are some questions you come with that initial meeting? #solopr
  3. What have other solos found to be effective for national news media pitches? How do you break through? #solopr
  4. Do you ever work as a subcontractor to others? Any tips/things to be careful of? #solopr

Be sure to check out the transcript in PDF for the full discussion. Note that the transcript is in reverse chronological order. If you weren’t able to join us this week, weigh in on the chat questions below!

The #solopr chat – held each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern – is a weekly ritual for some of the most savvy Solo PR Pros on Twitter.  Anyone with a Twitter account is welcome to participate.