How To Get Influential Interviews Faith McKinney, TBJApodcast 66
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Faith McKinney on The Brand Journalism Advantage PodcastFaith McKinney is known as the Great Connector. Learn how, without any journalism experience, she landed numerous influential interviews with people like Dan Rather, Ret. General Colin Powell and more.

Faith McKinney is known as “The Great Connector” and has helped individuals make connections with leaders in multiple industries including; race car driving, energy drinks, theater and music and many more. Faith created The 5 C’s System which will take you step-by-step from invisible to visible as a leader in your industry. Faith has been featured in numerous publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Ebony magazine, CBS, The Indianapolis Recorder.  She’s interviewed many notables including: Newsman Dan Rather, Ret. General Colin Powell, and journalist, Soledad O’Brien.   [Cole-lin Powell]     In her book, “Schmingling -The Art of Being Well- Connected Through Blatant Self- Promotion,” Faith shares her firsthand knowledge on strategic self-promotion that gets you noticed and propels you to expert status.    “Google-able” is term she loves.

Think Like A Journalist Quote

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”  Dr. Howard Gardner, Prof. Harvard University

Success Quote

It’s all perception.

Career Highlight

Landing influential and celebrity interviews.  Hear how Faith

When It Didn’t Work
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Resource Links

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Faith McKinney Website

Twitter @FaithMcKinney

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Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at

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