Bill and Steve Harrison’s Reporter Connection, always starts out with helpful suggestions. I personally find this tip extremely valuable since I agree with it 100%.

I’ve said it a million times, and now the New York Times says it too. The best way to sell a product – a book, DVD, T-shirt, coffee, whatever – is by telling a story. How did you come up with the idea? What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? Telling the story-behind-the-story is a great way to connect with readers. Read this piece for a great checklist of questions that can help you develop your story.

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