If you are near your radio this morning at the 8 o-clock hour (PST) in Seattle, tune in to the Chat with Women Radio Show.  “Get Booked on Oprah” expert Susan Harrow and I will be on the show, offering useful tips to help you earn local and national publicity on a do-it-yourself basis.

Given how the economy is giving everyone a run for the money, there has never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and learn how to get seen, heard, and celebrated for your winning ways with the media carrying your story forward with impact and efficiency.  We are promoting two events we are hosting on October 17 at the Mercer Island Community Center, located conveniently at 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040-2235.

The first event takes place from 9 – 11 a.m. and puts Susan in the spotlight, sharing essential tips to earn Oprah’s attention.  The second event takes place from 12:30 – 5 p.m. and offers equal focus on how to earn local AND national publicity.  Visit this link and scroll to the center of the page to read about the VIP event.   Learn about and register for the second event at this link.

Dr. Mehmet OzBy the way, I was able to earn some big TV time for that nationally recognized expert I blogged about the other day.  KOMO TV 4 News came out to the “Stay Healthy. Live Young” event on behalf of Highline Medical Center’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebration and did that exclusive interview I was angling for with Dr. Mehmet Oz.  This was among the top ten most popular stories on the news, according to the KOMO 4 news website. Sometimes, you just don’t get confirmation of your interviews until the 11th hour — even when dealing with someone with the extrordinary national reputation as Dr. Oz.    We got confirmation for this exclusive interview just a couple days before event day, and reporter Marlee Grinter did a fabulous job.  More to the point. Dr. Oz did a fabulous job addressing the Highline Medical Center’s event guests.  Mara Burke, director of community relations and volunteer services for Highline Medical Center, reported that he was gracious, amazing, and invited a standing ovation from the 600 women who attended the event.  I would have expected nothing less.  It was an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to building the buzz about this sold-out event in my own backyard.