Today we’d like to introduce you to Kate Delaney.
Kate, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I always knew I wanted a career in television and radio. After graduating for Ohio University armed with a journalism degree and massive amount of ambition, I started looking for a job as a television anchor. It took a few months of sending out resumes and sizzle reels before I got my start in media at a station in El Paso, Texas. It’s been a crazy wild ride in broadcasting ever since those Channel 9 days.
I was always focused on business, politics, and sports with a heavy dose of humor. A few years into my TV career, I had a side hustle gig on a wacky morning show as a sidekick. Sometimes, I threw sports into the news I was doing. A lot of my colleagues at KSBY in San Luis Obispo listened in the morning including the sports guys. One of them convinced me and the news director that I should fill in when he was away.
I filled in and loved it. I decided to go into sports. Little did I know, that it would take 500 rejections for me to shatter the glass ceiling and get my first job in sports. I was one of the first women in the country to have their own Sports Talk Show. KTCK, the Ticket hired me to do a three-hour show, I later moved onto KRLD radio and then New York where I worked at WFAN.
Throughout my journey, I picked up speaking gigs where ever I could and I started a media company. Today, I am finishing up my term as the President of the National Speakers Association in Dallas, speak all over the country and do a syndicated sports talk show on the NBC Sports Radio Network on the weekends.
Has it been a smooth road?
There were plenty of struggles along the way. 500 rejections and everyone in my world telling me I was too smart to go down the path I was taking to be a woman covering sports. If I had a buck for every time someone told me I should be an investment banker or lawyer I could buy an Island.
Speaking was similar as you are constantly competing in a very subjective world. The challenges made me stronger and forced me to focus on my strengths. I’ve interviewed 15,000 people, including U.S. Presidents, top CEOs, and Hall of fame athletes. It made for great material for my speaking engagements and helped me become a branding and media expert.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am known as a content curator. I share relevant and valuable Information through Speaking engagements and media platforms. My company DelaneyMediaGroup helps corporations and individuals expand their Visibility and Influence for bigger profits.
We deliver custom media/marketing coaching and workshops for dozens of law firms, speakers, sales teams, companies and sports teams. DMG has partnered with countless entrepreneurs and corporations to make their message stand out from the media clutter.
I’m proud that I’ve helped countless professionals leverage their expertise to become the go-to expert in the media. What’s unique about the company is your learning to own media coverage from a team of people in the media who are and have slain to become the authority.
My most popular keynotes are What’s Your Wow? How do you clearly, confidently and concisely tell people what you do? Also, deal your own destiny, how listening to everyone else messes up your compass and career.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Dallas is a great city for entrepreneurs of any sort. There are a lot of opportunities and resources like the Dallas Entrepreneur Center.
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