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As Seen On TV - I made it to National TV

 
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cottageguru



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: As Seen On TV - I made it to National TV Reply with quote

Weeeeehh.....I wrote down some goals at the end of 2008 and one of them was to be a guest on CTVs Canada AM - our coast to coast national TV show. Two days later I was invited on as a guest: http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/renting-out/#clip127698

The hook for the segment was the massive rise in owners looking to rent out their vacation homes because they can't sell them.

It was a really quick segment but I wanted to get the message out that it's not a quick fix - it takes a lot of time and work to get it right. Hopefully that happened.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, our very own TV star. Can I have your autograph please Wink

Its amazingly difficult to get across so much info in so little time. Well done Heather.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic Heather well done!! I think you said everything that you intended to say - and a lovely smiley face too! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Heather! You were very cool and collected, and got your point across very succinctly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Very Happy Well done Heather Wink ........
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heather, well done! You're a great representative for the rest of us caring and professional rental owners Very Happy
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enid



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb - I already follow your advice on your blog but was surprised to hear that English accent!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic, Heather - you acquitted yourself so well! Lost in admiration: I'd have been totally tongue-tied! As has been said, in a short space of time you got the main points over very neatly and I wish you every success with the book!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get any sound. Will have to wait for techie hubby to sort out why. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Heather, how cool is that Laughing I didn't know you were English either.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww thanks guys! I appreciate all this feedback - just made my day.

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I didn't know you were English either.


We emigrated out here in 2003 when my husband retired from the RAF. My dad was Canadian so although I'd never lived in Canada I had citizenship, so it was relatively easy to sponsor my husband. Waterfront property was very inexpensive in 1998 when we bought our first vacation home, which was followed by several more. We now have the one we live in, and Osprey Cottage which is a 10 minute drive away.

With all the properties, which we rented from a distance before moving here, I learnt a lot, which is what went into my book.

There you are - all in a nutshell!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, Heather. You were superb.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Heather, it's great to put a face (and a voice!) to a name - and you were so eloquent.
Well done!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Heather, so professional. The English accent was a real surprise!

Keep up the good work and more power to your elbow Laughing
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