Video techie, traveler, and broadcast industry veteran in LA and D.C.
Where do the real locals go? As someone who's lived in LA for 10 years, I've become adept at finding the most unique places. I'll help you have a memorable experience that's more than just eating at a corporate chain restaurant and sitting in a Starbucks!
Interested in working in the TV industry? I have 16 years of experience. Shows include MTV's Real World, Dateline NBC, and DIRECTV's Red Zone Channel for NFL Sunday Ticket.
It’s not enough to have a good product or service. What are you doing to attract and retain customers? My expertise is generating new ideas for companies looking to stay competitive in today’s marketplace.
Check out some press on a marketing concept I sold to National Geographic: https://tongal.com/blog/tongal-taught-me/how-to-breakthrough-on-tongal-qa-with-recent-first-time-winners/.
I also used to build entertainment marketing campaigns for DIRECTV and their entertainment clients, including Warner Brothers, Showtime, and Starz.
Planning a solo trip? I offer great recommendations for single travelers. After all, why stay home when there's a big world out there?
I moved cross country without a job and got one the first week. I'll give you strategies to make your move less stressful - before, during, and after.
Focus on ways to share your expertise - public speaking, podcasts, online tutorials, workshops, coaching or selling/licensing your ideas to companies.
A fast way is IG Live or FB video. People want to interact with you and ask questions in an informal way.
It depends. Video is very different from audio. What is clear visually on-screen might not be understandable to people listening to audio. If you listen to podcasts, the host and guests make sure to verbally paint a picture for listeners (what something looks like, what something felt like, smelled like, etc). It’s more about storytelling vs. just reacting to things without context.
One way is to create a landing page with the option for people to include their email address if they want to be updated about the product/ service when it's available. Apps often do this while they're creating the product.
You have to collaborate with influencers (YouTubers, Instagrammers) or complementary companies (luggage, travel pillows, etc.) with a bigger audience than you. If they recommend your site in their blog or video and vice versa, then that will grow your audience.
Had a great converstion with Melissa, very knowledgeable and encouraging.
Knowledgeable and friendly with thoughtful insights and advice