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What Do People Want?

PR Expert Pam Perry knows what people want and she’s generous enough to share the answer with us below. Plus, Pam’s giving away some really cool social media swag to three lucky winners.  Details on how to enter to win following her post.  ***Giveaway below – Ends June 15th***

By Pam Perry

Emmy-Award Winning TV Producer, Columnist & Social Media/PR Coach
Farmington Hills, MI USA

I ask this question often because as a publicist working with authors, speakers, and business owners I know that people yearn for something deeper than money.

To be known. They want fame. They want “rock star” fame actually. Most people dream of being recognized on the street and having fans ask for their autograph.

To be rich from one “big” thing. We all need money to survive – that’s a given. Everyone wants to be paid well by having their “idea, product, service” so in demand that it makes them rich like
Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg.

To be powerful and have influence. People hunger for the kind of power where they can set trends and have their words quoted often in newspapers and magazines. Most want the “thought leader” position. Kinda like Seth Godin. He’s an author/blogger that speaks on marketing. And just about anything he says is “gold” and is retweeted hundreds and hundreds of times.

To have the “Good” life. People want cash, cars and a career that esteems them to “rock star rich” category. People want the easy life. The Good life looks a certain way. It looks like “Red Carpet” everyday. People who want the Good Life may appear vain or shallow – but really all they want is people around them to affirm them.

Yes, basically people want public AFFIRMATION. Take a look at social media – it’s like a popularity contest. People striving to be seen, heard, acknowledged – and given a “thumbs up.”

Now, don’t get me wrong. There is nothing WRONG with wanting to be known, have power, have the good life and have people like you and affirm you. What’s crazy is wanting it and NOT working for it!!!

An “overnight” success usually takes about ten years.

So, what do people really want? To Be a Superstar! It is possible if you are willing to do the work and not just wishing and wanting. Do something.

So, what does it take to be a SUPER STAR?
1. Talent.
2. Courage.
3. Commitment.
4. Discipline.
5. Faith.
6. Education.
7. Support.
8. Sales skills.

Pam Perry is a “message strategist” working with emerging and best-selling authors, experts and entrepreneurs. Her focus includes the Christian book and niche social media markets.

As CEO of Ministry Marketing Solutions, she’s helped position, package and promote leading ministry brands and personalities. The Pam Perry Show has included celebrity authors like Kirk Franklin, Rev. Run and Yolanda Adams. Her unique ability is getting a client’s vision; understanding how to package it and providing the systems that make their goals real.

Perry, an Emmy-award winning TV producer, is also a regular columnist for Gospel Today, America’s #1 Christian Lifestyle magazine, and a popular contributor to conventional and blog media including and She speaks, writes and coaches on marketing, branding and public relationships in the age of Twitter and Facebook.

Pam lives in Detroit, MI with her husband of 16 years and their daughter.

For more information on Pam, please visit:


Pam will be giving away to three lucky winners, some really cool social media swag (including her eBook on “How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business, and Brand Your Ministry”, a 48-minute video on “How To Create Your First Information Product Fast” and more!

The giveaway for social media swag has the same rules as the other Speakerpalooza giveaways:

1. To enter to win, comment on this blog, leaving an email address to contact you in case you win. The winner will be selected based on the quality of your comment and the traffic you drive to her post from your social media channels.
2. The giveaway runs from now until June 15th at midnight. Three winners will be chosen and contacted. They have 72 hours to reply before the prize defaults to the runner-up. Winners will be announced on our blog on June 25th.
3. Only one entry per giveaway. (But you can enter as many different Speakerpalooza giveaways as you want.)

4. International submissions accepted!

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  1. Congratulations. I will do all that I can to get the word out. Thanks for being so supportive, informative and encouraging to me this year. Expect great blessings from above as you continue to trust in God.

  2. Never be surprised when Pam Perry is on the cover of a magazine. She is a social media guru. What is so unique is that Ms. Perry freely shares not only her knowledge; but more importantly her passion transmits to you like a “Shining Star”.

  3. Donald Phillips

    This was great. Pam you are the very best. You always provide inspiration, information that I can use! I always enjoy hearing and learning from you. I look forward to hiring you for upcoming projects that I am currently working on. Thank you so much my sister, my friend-my personal social media expert.

    Much Love & Respect FOREVER!

    Donald E. Phillips
    President & Publisher
    Phillips Brothers Publishing Company
    Detroit, MI

  4. Donald Phillips


  5. This article was sufficient to those who are trying to brand themselves and build a platform for themselves. Yet, when it comes to being rich/wealthy or even successful, I believe many people fear for this true meaning of “rich” and concerned about their possessions to whereas they will do whatever to protect it. Therefore, they will hire more bodyguards, plan safety measures, and security to keep hold of those riches. On the other hand, as media plays a major part on such success, yes many are seeking fame, recognition, and gaining a following (publicity or popularity). However, I have learned that I rather be at peace and secure with Christ, than all the riches and fame that this world could offer. I prefer to leave a legacy and be remembered for who I am and done for society, but not for the fame and wealth.

    I will share this article in my Dream 4 More w/ Adrienna Turner group since this information is beneficial and priceless.

    Email: (for contest purposes)

    Adrienna Turner, author of “God is in the Equation” and “The Day Begins with Christ”

  6. Velonda Thompson, PhD

    Pam Perry always presents powerful prose that make us pause and measure our pulse. Mentally speaking that is!
    Thinking of the definition of AFFIRMATION: Act or instance of affirming or state of being affirmed. The most confident among us wants that action to take place on a regular basis. AFFIRM: To declare positively or firmly; maintain to be true. 2. To support or uphold the validity of; confirm.
    I suspect that most of you reading this are of the consciousness that your personal self talk will be the primary fuel for affirmation. Along with the aforemention 8 ingredients for SUPER STAR, it’s on and POPPIN’

    Yours in health & WEALTH$$
    Dr. Velonda

  7. Your post are always full of valuable money making POWER! Awesome information.

  8. Pam,
    This was short and to the point. I just love how you summed it up “What’s crazy is wanting it and NOT working for it!!!”

    Everyone wants the lifestyle and no one wants to do the work! Keep inspiring and encouraging.
    Ada Nicole Smith

  9. Hello from Montana,

    This was a powerful lesson to me. I can create, but nothing happens till a sale is made. I may not enjoy marketing, but I have to do it to let people know what I have that is worth buying.

    Thanks for the important work.

    Blessings, Judy Helm Wright aka Auntie Artichoke
    “A Wise Woman With a Global Message”

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