A few days after Christmas I was contacted by a producer of a local cable news channel here in the DC, MD and VA Area, News Channel 8. They were looking to interview a certified life coach on the topic of setting realistic resolutions, sticking to them and then talking about what a life coach does.
Well, I am just getting in from the interview and all I can say is WOW what a RUSH. We (my best friend and I) arrived at the station just in time to get a tour and see how the station was set up. It was amazing to watch them do the news in 3 separate rooms but all spliced together to make one show simultaneously.
Also we Met Eleanor Holmes Norton. She was on the News Talk show Directly before I was. We chatted briefly about the holidays and then we watched her interview.
At 4:40 I was up.. nervous but as soon as I sat in the chair, and they explained what camera to look at, what camera to avoid and to keep it conversational with the host – Heck I was ok!! The interview was FILLED with information and YES my site was mentioned not 1 but 2 times by the host and my name was tossed out there a lot.
He totally let me show my expertise and a few times we laughed over something then I got right back to business. Much of what I said he ended up saying “I see, I never thought of that, WOW, that does make sense” so literally I talked the whole time, on topic, feeding off of his prompts and felt I did a GREAT job and showing my expertise in a VERY laid back fashion. Honestly, when It was over, I felt that I coulda went on for another 20 minutes.
After the camera’s went off and I was unhooked the host shook my hand and said that I was such a natural!! He then commented on how professional I was, and how easy I made HIS job. HE admitted to not be on to set Resolutions but after listening to my Steps, he said he may give it a whirl!! Whoohoo!!
We ended up leaving TAPELESS – something about how they record digitally and it would have to come from another company…blah blah well Their site is here: http://www.news8.net/ and I see now that it could have been watched live from the PC. I left the producer a message asking for the name and number of the company so that I could get a tape. Just Saying I was on News Channel 8 with no proof won’t cut it
Thanks to my cyber family for the help, the tips and the support!!