Time to start practicing my regional dialect because guess what, “hon”?
I’m going to be on live TV tomorrow morning. LIVE. TV. As in no do-overs. I promise not to call anyone “hon”, I do wish I had a teleprompter.
About a month ago I was nervous out of my mind because I had to do a taped Kickstarter video where I could make as many mistakes as I wanted and they could edit out all of my awkwardness. Even with all the editing there was still SO much awkward; watching myself makes me cringe a little bit. Now I’ve agreed to speak to someone on live television where there will be no editing.
I have no idea WTF I was thinking.
Over the next less-than-24-hours I will be trying to prepare for a segment that should last no longer than 3 or 4 minutes, but I’m sure it will feel like a decade. Without giving away too many details I am going to be talking about a food product and recipes that I feel very comfortable endorsing, but even that is not doing a lot to calm my nerves. I feel like I have gawky conversations all day long with people when there’s not a camera pointed at my face. This could be a recipe for disaster.
Or it might be awesome. Let’s just hope it’s awesome.
I’ll have a link to share after the whole thing is through and if it all works out maybe I’ll post it. If not it will be stored into the archive of embarrassing moments from my life never to be spoken of again like that time a pair of my underwear flew across the room at yoga class because it was stuck to my mat towel.
Have you ever been on television? Any pointers you can pass along? And even more importantly…how many times have YOU seen Anchorman!? It has to be upwards of 200 times for me.
Have a great weekend, everyone!