Reality Blog: What to Ask an A-list Copywriter

If you’ve ever attended a big event for B2B copywriters, like AWAI’s Bootcamp, then you’ve probably had the chance to meet and mingle with “A-list” writers, the kinds of writers who are already flooded with clients and making big bucks in your industry…

Or, maybe you’ve connected with other writers through an online training program, or via LinkedIn…

And if you’re like me, maybe you find it a little intimidating to talk to your ‘writing idols’…

Even though I’ve found most successful copywriters to be friendly and generous with their time, I’m not always sure how to start a conversation… let alone a memorable conversation that will help make a connection where we stay in touch.

But what I’ve found is this: asking, “Where should I start?” isn’t always a productive question.

Reality Blog: What to Ask an A-list Copywriter

In fact, it’s a lot like asking a total stranger about a major career or life decision. It’s a vague question, and there are too many different personal factors involved in the process of answering it.

The path looks different for everyone — what works for you may not work for me, and vice versa. It seems that, even though external guidance and advice is valuable, the answer to “Where should I start?” can only come from within.

Here are a few ways you can get started today — and then, get the most out of your next conversations with “A-listers” and mentors…



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4 Responses to “Reality Blog: What to Ask an A-list Copywriter”

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  1. Jim Walbridge says:

    Well said, Tammy.

    Excellent advice and two powerful key points: “Just start” and “follow your gut.”

    So important, yet so familiar, that I lose sight of them, forget them, and then wonder why I’m stuck!

    Thank you for reminding me!

    Great example of the Reality Blogger at work.

    • Tammy Powell says:

      Thanks for the nice comments Jim! I give this advice as much for myself as for anyone else – it’s something I have to keep reminding myself, too 🙂 Glad to hear it was helpful!

  2. John Sickler says:

    Thanks, Tammy for the great advice. I remember literally running into Carline Anglade-Cole in the hallway at my first bootcamp, I stammered out a good morning before the mental hard-drive blew. She said, good morning. I was so embarassed. Later, another opportunity zoomed past when I didn’t approach her and her daughter after they had presented.

    • Tammy Powell says:

      Thanks for the feedback John! Don’t worry, I still do stuff like that all the time – my conversation skills aren’t as good as my writing skills! But, I find it gets better with practice, just like any skill. I’ll have a post about networking in a couple of weeks, so I hope it will be helpful! 🙂

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